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  What will [IL] governor [Blagojevich] try to sell next?
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Last EditedGuy  Jun 08, 2006 11:27am
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateMonday, June 5, 2006 05:25:00 PM UTC0:0
Description What Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to do to the state and its taxpayers used to be called "living out of the attic."

That's selling your assets in order to pay your everyday expenses, such as eating. Because you irresponsibly have been living beyond your paycheck, you must sell your car, furniture and first-born. Soon, your attic will be empty, and then how will you eat? Having sold off your house, where will you eat?

It's a recipe for disaster, as it is for the State of Illinois.

In Blagojevich's cynical attempt to (in the following order) get himself re-elected, cover up his gigantic fiscal mess and live the liberal dream of a cradle-to-grave caretaker state, the governor wants to sell our assets, most recently the lottery and tollway.

It's not the first time he's tried this scam. Three years ago, the Democratic governor was ready to put up the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop. The state office building is still in the hands of taxpayers, but no telling what he'll try next: Navy Pier, McCormick Place, U.S. Cellular Field, the state Capitol, state parks, the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Cicero, the governor's office?
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