We already know that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn does not know how to do math or read. He has proved that by authorizing hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits to companies who are “threatening” to leave the state unless they receive subsidies. The contracts the state has signed with those companies do not even require them to provide new jobs if they stay---even though the Governor thinks the words say that. Read my June 24th blog, “Economic Justice For Illinois" for all the explanatory details on these tax deals. I now have details that the Governor does not possess grammatical skills either.
The Governor’s office sends out an e-newsletter. We all know that while the Governor has his signature on the newsletter he does not read it. But since his signature is on the newsletter he has to take final responsibility for the words in it.
Below is a copy of one of the sections of the newsletter that was sent out Friday morning.
Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Aide Cancer Patients
On July 11, Governor Quinn signed two bills into law that aide cancer patients. House Bill 1191 allows cancer patients to participate in clinical trials by prohibiting insurance companies from excluding such coverage. By signing this bill, Governor Quinn broke a barrier for the once-limited access to clinical trials. In addition, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill 1279 which extends the “Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure” lottery scratch-off for five more years. Carolyn Adams, former Illinois Lottery Superintendent, died of breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 44. Senate Bill 1279 was made effective immediately while House Bill 1191 will become effective as of January 1, 2012.
Know what a homonym is? Obviously,the staff in the Governor’s office doesn’t.