Gov. Quinn gives fat raises to his staff...

SPRINGFIELD, IL - JANUARY 30:  Illinois Governor Pat Quinn holds his first press conference since being appointed governor yesterday following former Governor Rod Blagojevich's removal from office by the Illinois Senate January 30, 2009 in Springfield, Illinois. The Senate yesterday voted 59-0 to remove Blagojevich from office following an impeachment trial. Blagojevich has been accused by federal authorities of corruption including offering to sell the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

while he's calling for everyone else to sacrifice. The Associated Press reported exclusively:

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has handed out raises -- some of more than 20 percent -- to his staff while proclaiming a message of "shared sacrifice" and planning spending cuts of $1.4 billion because the state is awash in debt.

The Democrat has given 43 salary increases averaging 11.4 percent to 35 staffers in the past 15 months, according to an Associated Press analysis of records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.


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  • Mr. Quinn you diapoint us yet again.Don't give these pirates another penny untill they make the cuts they need to make.Start with the bloated office staffs and then the state cars.Tell all the 160 K congresspeople to buy there own cars.If the job is SOOOOOO hard and such a burden to your families get a real job and go home.

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