If there is one thing the Democratic Party has taught us, it is that they are incapable of passing a reasonable budget.
In Illinois, the Democrat-led Illinois General Assembly has failed to pass a logical budget and may have just costed the state their ability to participate in Powerball and Mega Millions lottery games.
According to the non-profit Illinois Policy Institute, the Multi-State Lottery Association tends to remove lottery games from states that cannot pass budgets by the end of June.
“As payout became unlikely, Illinois Lottery ticket sales sank, and disgruntled winners sued the Illinois Lottery, demanding their payouts with interest,” the institute noted.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Though the legislature later passed a measure that freed up a bit of cash to deal with this problem, the underlying issues still remain as of mid 2017, and the lottery association has apparently had enough of this nonsense.
With all the problems Democrats have caused in the state of Illinois, losing the lottery might not seem like the worst, but it’s a symptom of a basic rot.
At the root of the legislature’s failures is a desire to push through “a fantasy budget that massively increases spending, raises some taxes, and refuses to deal in any way with the state’s — and the city of Chicago’s — failing pension systems,” according to PJ Media contributor Rick Moran.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is looking to pass what Democrats are calling an “austerity budget,” but in reality, he is looking to combine much-needed pension reform as a way limit government handouts.
“It moves us to middle ground on key issues,” Rauner said this week according to the Illinois News Network. “It is truly balanced. It funds schools, higher education, and human services. It provides a real path to property tax reduction.”
Democrats are angry and continue to blame Rauner for the budget failures.
“The biggest problem here is that the governor keeps associating a lot of things that do not have anything to do with the budget,” complained Democrat House Speaker Michael Madigan.
So it looks like Illinois will lose the lottery. What do you think about this? Share this story on social media and leave a comment below.