In prepared remarks at the Conservative Political Action meeting in Washington, D.C., Walker compared what was happening in his state with Illinois:
Contrast that with my neighbor to the south. There is no greater example of the failed policies we are running against than the mess we see in Illinois.
Last year, Governor Quinn proudly proclaimed that they were not going to do things like Wisconsin. Clearly, they did not. Their actions only made matters worse.
They raised taxes by 67% on individuals and 46% on businesses. That might explain why they dropped 40 spots during the past five years on the same poll that showed Wisconsin up 17 spots in one year alone.
Recently, Moody’s downgraded Illinois’ bond rating to the lowest in the nation. The Pew Center says Illinois’ pension system is the worst-funded in the country. And their unemployment rate is 9.8%.
He's right, you know. Everyone in Illinois should be embarrassed that Wisconsin--basically a suburb of Illinois--should be able to show us up so badly. Thanks again, Democratic voters of Illinois.