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Democrats in IL supporting the Balanced Budget Amendment Convention?

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Dallas, TX
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    Democrats are helping to usher a vote for a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention application in Illinois?

    capitolfax.com/2017/04/26/alecs-constit...

    The bill's chief sponsor is apparently this guy: Rep. Robert F. Martwick Jr, 19th District, Dem.

    Robert F. Martwick Jr.jpg

    This is revolting news. Not much reporting on it. I hope it won't get a vote.

    Democrats should not be sponsoring ALEC legislation, let alone a Balanced Budget Amendment Convention application.

    What the hell are they doing in Springfield?

  • Liberal Democrat
    Democrat
    Kenosha, WI
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    Ever heard the term DINO? It's the same as RINO, except it's the other party.

    What are they doing in Springfield? as little as possible.

    Oh goody! a budget patch coming soon. I hope democrats vote no to Rauner's proposals. The Illinois government isn't paying any lottery ticket winnings.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Governor Rauner's veto overridden by the Illinois senate, 15 republicans helped the democrats in passing a taxation and spending bill.

    Illinois has a budget plan finally after 2 years of having nothing.

    abc7chicago.com/politics/illinois-senat...

    Maybe voters will send Rauner packing come election time.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Carlitos, don't worry the mess will only get bigger; that is what you get if you let the "dumb" States rule due to the "electoral college" crap. The election caused that the "dumb center" of the country has gotten the "power" not the clever States like California. Just look at all the major positions filled by Trump of which 90% are from the "dumb" States like Alabama, Oklahoma etc. The picture of that guy says enough.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Pensacola, FL
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    Being a Democrat for some people is a cover up for conservative Republican thinking. Democrat = Fair ???
  • Liberal
    Independent
    Durham, NH
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    Ain't dat da truth!
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Chet Ruminski Wrote: Being a Democrat for some people is a cover up for conservative Republican thinking. Democrat = Fair ???
    Well, in Wisconsin we did have a GOP operative masquerading as a democrat during the gubernatorial election. Democrats suggested the front was purported by the Koch Bros.. after all, they dumped $10M to get Walker elected. The Koch Bros. were instrumental in helping Walker bring unions to their knees in this state. Voters ate up the false rhetoric aimed at unions, and went far right because they thought that Unions were the cause of the state's fiscal problems.