As a resident of Illinois, I can tell you that Governor Pat Quinn is doing a great job. I couldn't be happier that we elected him, albeit by a small margin, rather than the Republican buffoon who ran against him. Unlike the Republicans who harp on the budget deficit without ever doing anything that would actually solve the problem, Quinn started working on fixing the budget the moment he got elected. We have seen the results of his hard work already: the state of Illinois repaid the entire amount that it owed our university. Had a Republican been elected as Governor of Illinois, we wouldn't have seen a dime of that money as the Republicans warned us before the election.
Quinn supports our new healthcare law, which shows that he is an intelligent, progressive person. He is adamant in his defense of a woman's right to be in control of her own uterus. He supports gay marriage and is in favor of enacting gun control legislation. Recently, he has demonstrated that, unlike the majority of American politicians, he is not afraid of antagonizing a huge corporation if that's what it takes to protect the interests of our state.
Those who have been brainwashed by the Tea Party into believing that the government is always bad and the corporations are always good are trying to crucify Governor Quinn for his brave and intelligent decision to show Amazon that it is not above the law. Middle-of-the-road folks who are so spineless that they can't just pick a side already and stick to it screech that Quinn's new piece of legislation (the one that will force Amazon to pay taxes in Illinois) will be impossible to enforce. "Things are the way they are, nothing will ever change," they keep screeching. This defeatist attitude to life is not shared by Quinn and his supporters. We might not matter individually, but together we can achieve a lot.