Service Employees Inat’l Union Gives $1.7 Mil to Ill. Gov. Quinn

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Service Employees International Union wants YOU to pay more taxes, Illinois. And, in order to get their wish, they’ve donated $1.7 million to the one candidate that has since the beginning promised to raise everyone’s taxes, Governor Pat “Mighty Taximo” Quinn.

Oh, it’s a cozy arrangement, of course. The SEIU represents many of Illinois public employees. These greedy folks want YOU to pay their way in life, you see? So, big cash goes to Quinn the Mighty Taximo so that he’ll force higher taxes so that, in turn, these public employees will get even greater pay and even more undeserved benefits that other, private sector citizens don’t get. It’s a Faustian bargain, but it is a fact, nonetheless.

As everyone else in the state is losing his job, these trough-feeders want you to pay more taxes for their comfort. Nice work if you can get it, right?

Check out this line of BS from Illinois SEIU chief Tom Balanoff who wanted to explain to the media why Illinois’ budget is in such a mess:

“This situation has not been created by overspending. This has been created by a lack of revenue.”

You see, Illinois. It’s YOUR fault because you won’t pay enough taxes to allow these thousands of employees to get rich off the state when they retire at 50-years-old.

Of course, this is the same union that was in bed with Rod Blagojevich, only our latest governor headed to jail, so you know that scruples aren’t a concern.

It all goes to line up with our insistence that public employees unions are anathema to good government and should be eliminated.

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s,,,,,, Human Events Magazine,, and the New Media Journal, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events and is currently the co-host of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conservatism” heard on BlogTalkRadio. Warner is also the editor of the Cook County Page for

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