For instance, the caps allow the budget to grow by about $700 million between fiscal 2012 and 2013. If Medicaid and pension costs climb at their typical rate, their growth alone will require something like $1.1 billion in additional money, so other spending would have to be slashed.
“You’re talking about a shoe that is definitely going to pinch,” said House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie's (D-Chicago) pinching shoes
I listened to this comment from Flynn and considering how she had just stuck it to Illinois wage-earners with a retroactive tax hike they'd see taken out of their next pay check, who in the world's shoes did she think this spending increase was going to "pinch"? Voters want cuts in spending. Not a tax hike followed by spending increases. That's going to pinch the spenders in Springfield, maybe, sometime. but the pain's hitting wage earners now. Leader Flynn seemed oblivious.