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Pritzker says he'll consider withholding federal
funds from local governments that don't
follow his reopening plan

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/12/2020 7:49:01 PM

Some communities around the state have made it known they plan to open for business soon, despite a stay-at-home order and the governor's reopening plan. Restaurants and bars have opened in Quincy. Police there say they will only issue warnings and let the state handle any further enforcement. During his daily news conference on Tuesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he would consider withholding federal funding to communities that won’t follow his plan. “These people do not follow science or data. They’re just listening to partisan rhetoric perhaps, and following their own instincts, but no science,” Pritzker said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MFM 5/12/2020 7:53:56 PM (No. 409285)
Enjoy the suck Illinois, I feel it here in Washington, this will only get worse before people say ENOUGH!!!!!!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chance_232 5/12/2020 7:56:50 PM (No. 409288)
"Pritzker says he'll consider withholding federal funds from local governments that don't follow his reopening plan" Hmmmmmmm.....shall we have a discussion about your sanctuary city/state status????
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Reply 3 - Posted by: JayD 5/12/2020 8:00:13 PM (No. 409292)
Pritzker is about as bright as a burned-out bulb. What science is he talking about? What happened to flattening the curve to allow hospitals to keep up? Hospitals are keeping up so well they are laying people off and even going out of business because there are not enough Wuhan Coronavirus cases to keep them busy, and they aren't permitted to take other non-emergency cases. Have the goalposts moved, now we have to stay locked down until the virus goes away, or a successful vaccine is available? Are you going to force people to be vaccinated too? Really getting sick of this tin-pot dictator who doesn't understand that the whole state is not crowded like Chicago.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: JustCause 5/12/2020 8:00:40 PM (No. 409293)
Ok Gov, Show me the science or data. Prove to me that it's not rhetoric. Convince me that you are right. I do NOT accept the arbitrary platitudes that cover the airwaves. MAGA, KAG Trump2020 / 2024 / 2028
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/12/2020 8:01:55 PM (No. 409294)
So, as #2 points out, it will be okay to withhold funds when it's a dictator Democrat, huh?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/12/2020 8:11:06 PM (No. 409296)
Today he warned residents not to cross the state border into neighboring states. Need to keep everyone locked down, although only a tiny fraction of 1% of the population is affected - and mostly within a stone's throw of Chicago.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jimincalif 5/12/2020 8:13:13 PM (No. 409298)
Libs had a meltdown when Trump suggested withholding funds from sanctuary states and localities in violate of federal law. I guess this is different somehow?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/12/2020 8:22:15 PM (No. 409300)
Certainly taxpayers should begin withholding taxes, as they have no revenue to pay them.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Timber Queen 5/12/2020 8:25:28 PM (No. 409301)
I've noticed that we no longer get the weekend Chicago shooting death report. Have the gangs stopped shooting each other? Or, are the shooting deaths now counted as due to the China virus?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: msjena 5/12/2020 8:26:55 PM (No. 409303)
I think the federal government should withhold funds from Pritzker until he starts opening up the state.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Vaquero45 5/12/2020 8:42:05 PM (No. 409314)
Way to go, Illinois. Keep voting for those corrupt Communist Democrats. This is what you’ll get. Remember this phrase, and repeat it every five minutes: It’s My Own Damn Fault......
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Corndoggies 5/12/2020 8:43:22 PM (No. 409315)
I remember when science was a real thing
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Reply 13 - Posted by: PostAway 5/12/2020 8:56:26 PM (No. 409323)
What a racket. We pay taxes and, off of our earnings, all levels of government employees get what amounts to guaranteed lifetime employment and juicy pensions. But when those of us who pay taxes need some of our money back just to survive we are told to bend the knee to our overlords or starve. Pritzer needs Illinoisans more than they need him and if local stores open it’s time to buy some tar, feathers and lumber and pay a visit to Springfield.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JHHolliday 5/12/2020 8:59:55 PM (No. 409325)
If Illinois voter had any sense they would recall ‘Prickster’. Unfortunately, this country has been dumbed down to an absurd level. “Idiocracy is here”.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 5/12/2020 9:26:53 PM (No. 409335)
@#9 - Four shot and killed last weekend.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MMC 5/12/2020 9:28:46 PM (No. 409337)
Is this the same Governor who sent his family to their Florida home telling the little people of his state not to cross state line? #duplicity #revolution #wuhanNantoinettelight
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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice 5/12/2020 9:49:13 PM (No. 409340)
I am sick of this fake rhetoric "follow the science" when science is not really behind any of this lockdown nonsense.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 5/12/2020 9:52:44 PM (No. 409341)
It's beginning to look like some politicians need to see the swinging end of a rope.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: lazlototh 5/12/2020 10:02:21 PM (No. 409348)
Then the federal government should withhold federal aid from states who withhold the federal aid to counties that resist silly government edicts from tyrants like Pritzker and Fox.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: cor-vet 5/12/2020 10:22:50 PM (No. 409360)
Easy enough, withhold money from the states that don't apportion it to the whole state.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles 5/13/2020 3:29:15 AM (No. 409455)
Gee Commissar, what horrible projection you have. When are you governors actually following real honest science? Answer is, you are not. This is all designed for politics, and you know it. Don't hope for any more money, because the rest of the nation doesn't want to bail you unconstitutional commissars out.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Trigger2 5/13/2020 4:15:21 AM (No. 409465)
Go ahead with your threat Governor and enjoy the lawsuit coming your way on the illegality of it.
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