CHICAGO–The President of Illinois’ largest taxpayer organization condemned Gov. Patrick Quinn (D) for bribing former St. Rep. Careen Gordon (D-Morris) in order to secure her vote for his huge, 67% increase in the state personal income tax.
Her Yes vote gave Quinn the minimum 60 votes needed to pass the $7 billion income tax increase, most of which will go to fund million dollar pension benefits for greedy government employees, like those from LaSalle County.
“This revelation by the Chicago Tribune on January 22, that after securing Gordon’s Yes vote, Quinn gave Gordon a new $86,000-a-year state job, shows how corrupt the state government truly is,” said Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois (NTUI).

“The Springfield politicians make the Louisiana state legislators look like altar boys.”
“Thanks to Gov. Patrick Quinn and the bloodsuckers in Springfield who voted for raising the state personal and corporate income taxes, Illinois’ depressed economy will spiral downward as businesses leave our state for nearby states with lower state income taxes.”
“The media have described Patrick Quinn as sensitive and honest. Now we know that he is sensitive and dishonest.”
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