It isn't that I don't want government to take care of people....
I just want someone to explain how we have a 14 times what the lottery pumps into the budget every year budget deficit.
Using the Illinois Bluebook Budget pdf page 202 in FY 2007 the 'All funds' total was 54.2 billion dollars 23% of that came from income taxes or 12,240,000,000
So how in the heck did we end up with a budget deficit almost equal to what the state took in income taxes for 2007?
I want someone to explain that to me.
Also before I have to start reaching deeper into my paycheck to cover state government, I want to know what the cuts are first.