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New Job Numbers Show Illinois Still Going Wrong Way

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Pat Quinn's proclamations about economic growth coming back to Illinois is ringing hollow to the thousands who lost their jobs in July, Governor candidate Bill Brady said today.

Illinois lost more jobs than all but two states in July. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports the loss of 20,200 nonfarm payroll jobs in the state. Only New Jersey and North Carolina lost more.

"Years of mismanagement and putting new burdens on Illinois businesses have gotten us to this position," Brady said. "Real people are suffering because of the failed policies of the Blagojevich/Quinn Administration."

Quinn praised himself this week for "guts and fortitude" in calling for a 33 percent income tax increase.

"The last thing this economy and families need or can afford is a bigger tax burden," Brady said. "If Pat Quinn wants to show he has guts and fortitude, he should admit that the policies he has pursued have been disastrous, and he should embrace the pro-growth agenda that I am committed to and that the private sector needs to create good, sustainable jobs."

Brady is endorsed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business, among many other groups.


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