Holan deplores downgraded credit, ‘game-playing’
Heidi Holan, state House candidate for District 46, objected to perceived name-calling and game-playing with an impassioned plea for fiscal responsibility following the most recent trouble to plague Illinois—a perilous downgrade by Moody’s on Thursday.
“How low can we go?” Holan asked. “It seems to be the new game Madigan and his caucus are playing with the people of Illinois,” she said, summarizing the events that led to the most recent debacle. “Rather than submit a budget in which expenses equal revenues, they have chosen to allow our credit rating to plummet.”
Even as the legislature has struggled repeatedly to resolve the state’s longstanding budget crisis, it has reached no resolution time and again. Now, Holan says, it is time for the administration to take responsibility for their actions and issue a corrective course.
“Instead of owning the tax hike they desperately need to fund their profligate spending, they refuse to call it for a vote, lest vulnerable caucus members be held accountable in November,” Holan said. “While chanting in unison, ‘It’s Rauner’s fault,’ they paint over the fact that during the prior 14 years of their one-party rule they have overspent revenues each year.”
Holan’s platform has encompassed the budget ever since she declared her candidacy. Now more than ever, she said, it’s important to eliminate any façade of bluster or bravado, move forward and come to terms with the state’s precipitous position.
“Enjoying the game? If not, vote “Game Over” on Nov. 8,” Holan concluded.
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