Statement from Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Brady on Quinn's budget announcement today:
Governor Quinn has apparently cranked up the old Rod Blagojevich razzle dazzle machine.
It's too little too late.
Despite the $13 billion deficit and increased government spending -- Governor Quinn has done nothing to address the structural problems in state government. Instead he continues to propose his 33 percent income tax increase that takes more money out of the pockets of Illinois residents.
The taxpayers have had enough.
Governor Quinn today cut less than one-half percent from the state budget with a supposed promise to cut more. The people of Illinois know that those cuts won't happen. Last year, Governor Quinn promised to cut spending by $1 billion -- and instead state spending increased.
Illinois has lost a record number of jobs. Unemployment is at a 26-year high. More than 200,000 jobs have been lost under Governor Quinn's failed leadership.
It's time for a clean break.