I enjoyed this article by comedian Bill Maher, where he touts California's economic turn around. Just a few months ago, California was in the same shape as Illinois, headed toward a financial cliff of their own making. They have embraced the entire Democratic agenda, and voted out almost all of the Republicans. How have they performed this economic miracle? They raised taxes, and cut spending, at the same time! What a radical concept.
Maybe this is something Illinois should embrace? We have raised taxes, but cutting state spending at the same time? We should try it.