McKenna stands firm: Quinn no different than Blagojevich
Quinn says it’s name-calling
McKenna stands by his statement
CHICAGO – In light of Pat Quinn’s latest assault on future generations by seeking to borrow another $1 billion, family businessman and gubernatorial candidate Andy McKenna today stood by his comments that when it comes to taxes and spending, Pat Quinn is just like Rod Blagojevich "with a little less hair."
“Pat Quinn’s quest to borrow another billion dollars to feed his hungry appetite for more government spending only confirms he’s just like Rod Blagojevich,” said McKenna.
Earlier this year, Quinn attempted to raise taxes by 50% and proposed increased spending in the midst of a budget crisis. Under the Blagojevich/Quinn years, state spending increased by $6 billion.
Yesterday, Quinn was upset at being compared to the man he once called “honest” even though he (Quinn) recently engaged in the same type of comparisons with his primary opponent.
“Raising taxes, increasing spending and more borrowing sounds eerily reminiscent of Rod Blagojevich,” added McKenna. “So if the shoe fits, wear it.”