Democrats overspending coming back to haunt the poor

Poverty throughout the nation is growing and in Illinois it’s grown to the highest level in two decades, while state aid is simultaneously being cut hundreds of millions by Springfield Democrats.


“It’s the programs that serve people who are the most vulnerable that are being hit the hardest,” said Eithne McMenamin, associate director of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. “That’s only going to exacerbate the problem.”

According to the article, census figures show that slightly over 14% of Illinois population is at the poverty level, or about 1.8M people out of 12.8M residents and the use of food stamps has increased by 50% in the past three years.

The point – Governor Quinn and the Democrats have been in total control of Springfield for almost a decade, and have exacerbated the problem by spending more on their supporters than they received from the taxpayers, raised our taxes 67% – spent that; borrowed even more spent that, and must now deal with the debt they created by cutting programs of those who do not vote.