Political Cartoon (3/11/11)

Although most of the national attention has been focused on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker these last few weeks, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has been no less controversial. Earlier this year, Quinn signed a bill that raised the state’s income tax from 3% to 5%, and just this week he signed another bill that abolished the state’s death penalty. I’m not particularly worked up about either of these bills, but my fellow Illinoisans are nothing short of livid. Quinn won a narrow victory last November by running up big totals in Chicago and Cook County, and then proceeded to pass significant legislation. What do voters in the 102 counties outside of Cook think of that? Well, they’re not happy. It saddens me to think that millions of people in my state look upon my city with disgust, but that does seem to be the case.

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