Hultgren: Governor Quinn's Anti-Jobs Policies Have Cost 1,000 Illinoisans A JobWednesday February 08, 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today released the following statement after Caterpillar Inc. announced that it will not be building its new North American plant in Illinois; the plant would have brought 1,000 jobs to the state.
“Governor Quinn’s agenda of crushing tax increases, endless spending, and regulatory uncertainty have cost 1,000 Illinoisans the potential for good-paying jobs with Caterpillar,” said Hultgren. “With one in ten Illinoisans looking for a job, our state needs policies that will promote private-sector growth and job creation. Instead, the governor and his allies in Springfield have continued to push an agenda that discourages new investment in the state, and worse, drives business out of Illinois altogether.
“While today’s news is sobering, I hope that it will serve as a wakeup call for Governor Quinn. With the General Assembly currently in Springfield, he should immediately call for the repeal of his job-crushing tax hike, and work with them to improve Illinois’ business environment.”