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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers urge Washington to reject
any ‘bailout’ money for Illinois: ‘Our neighbors to the
south have spent decades spending and borrowing recklessly’

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/12/2020 8:28:54 AM

Members of Wisconsin’s Republican legislative majority are asking the state’s congressional delegation to oppose using any federal coronavirus relief package money to help bail out Illinois and other states with a history of “reckless budgeting.”(Snip) “After years of failing to fund their overly generous pension system, Illinois is already asking for the federal government to bail them out of these series of poor financial decisions,” the letter said. “Wisconsin taxpayers should not be responsible for funding bailouts for irresponsible states across the country like Illinois, New York and California. Please stand with Wisconsin taxpayers and reject the multi-trillion dollar bailouts being considered by Congress,” it said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tsquare 5/12/2020 8:58:25 AM (No. 408614)
No bailouts. If I do not have a vote in Illinois...I will not be taxed in Illinois
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Clinger 5/12/2020 9:02:20 AM (No. 408620)
And why should Wisconsin enable our fiscal maleficence? They haven't gotten over paying our tolls dare they stray South of the cheddar curtain while we FIB's clog their roads all summer long. I need a state to retire to for cry eye.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk 5/12/2020 9:02:54 AM (No. 408621)
No bailouts for corrupt unions who have somehow run Illinois for decades!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/12/2020 9:14:45 AM (No. 408632)
No bailouts...not just Illinois, but any state. It's time for the states to be held responsible for their profligate spending. It's time for the Federal government to put away its wallet and close the door on that empty vault. But, one can expect another multi-TRILLION dollar Christmas Tree bill with a cute title to be passed and signed...that includes state bailouts. It's only numbers and free money anyways. We're all socialists now.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: felixcat 5/12/2020 9:21:01 AM (No. 408647)
So you think that $1Trillion the Trump White House is giving to the states for 'testing" is going to be used for testing? HaHaHa
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Reply 6 - Posted by: john56 5/12/2020 11:49:31 AM (No. 408845)
I encourage the legislators of the state of my birth, Wisconsin, to explore another project: A border wall, along its southern border. With toll booths for Illinois vehicles, they'll be happy to pay another tax. I'm sure President Trump has an extra set of plans he'd be happy to share. I have made it my goal for the remainder of my time on this earth to never set foot in Chicago (airports included).
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/12/2020 1:01:55 PM (No. 408928)
In the Chicago Tribune no less. Hey Chicago I hear you used to have some pretty good restaurants. How Dat working ?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/12/2020 1:05:52 PM (No. 408936)
Looks to me like that "Toddlin' Town" is Toddlin'. Tell your GOVERNOR to go hang out with his wife in Florida.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: RuckusTom 5/12/2020 2:50:08 PM (No. 409053)
I love stories of Illinois or NY state employees who move to a no state income tax state like Florida after they retire.
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