Anti-austerity alliance wins in Illinois

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February 16, 2011
In These Times
by David Moberg  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Last April, Sandra Wiekerson took a day off from her work caring for elderly people in their homes on Chicago’s northwest side. She joined 15,000 other Illinoisans in the state capital of Springfield for a historic rally and lobbying day. 'Raise my taxes,' they chanted. 'Show some guts, stop the cuts.' Participants in the 'Save Our State' rally, one of the largest demonstrations ever directed at the Illinois legislature, urged the state government to raise taxes so it could pay for essential services, including $6 billion in unpaid bills carried over from the previous year." (02/16/11)  

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