Illinois Governor Enlists Teacher Unions to Push Tax Hikes

Citing the Lord and Armageddon, Gov. Rod Blagojevich fired up the Illinois Education Association (IEA) labor union for a brutal fight in the Legislature, hoping to convince the union bosses to open their forced dues fed spending spigots to support his tax proposal according to the Associated Press.

“It will be Armageddon, but we are on the side of the Lord and we will prevail,” Blagojevich told more than 1,200 cheering delegates at IEA’s annual meeting in suburban Chicago . . . .

Blagojevich’s plan is a new $6 billion tax on business revenues. Judging from the union delegates’ reaction, they love tax increases as much as the Governor.