In January, Gov. Pat Quinn and his fellow Democrats in the state Legislature told all of us we have to surrender an additional $7 billion in income taxes so that deadbeat Illinois can pay its old bills.
Now Quinn and some Democratic lawmakers want this hugely indebted state to borrow $8.75 billion so that … um … deadbeat Illinois can pay its old bills.
The governor likely will make yet another pitch for this dangerous and unnecessary proposal on Wednesday when he suggests a state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Fine for you, Governor, to ask if we citizens will let you continue to mortgage — in billions upon billions of dollars — what still remains of Illinois' financial future. The answer has to be no.