Monday, July 14, 2014

Pat Quinn Continues To Try To Change Subject, This Time With "Microbeads"

The word coming out of the Illinois Governor Pat Quinn campaign these days seems to be:  let's talk about anything other than the NRI scandal engulfing his time in office or how he can't seem to put the state back on track fiscally.  Nope...let's talk about EVERYTHING else instead.

The latest is his crusade ( brave of him!  Talk about building a 'profile in courage'!) against Microbeads.  Yes, the Governor is working hard to rid the state of this scourge that is known as Microbeads.  Like the ones in body wash.

From Mother Tribune:
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads. 
“Banning microbeads will help ensure clean waters across Illinois and set an example for our nation to follow,” Quinn said. “Lake Michigan and the many rivers and lakes across our state are among our most important natural resources. We must do everything necessary to safeguard them.” 
The new law bans the manufacture of personal care products containing microbeads by the end of 2017, the sale of personal care products and the manufacture of over the counter drugs by the end of 2018, and the sale of over the counter drugs by the end of 2019.
Listen...we agree that the environment is important and this is probably a good move, but can we have a discussion about priorities?   Shouldn't the Governor be trying to affect the big issues of the day?  Let's let Senator Heather Steans - who carried the water on this we think - do the well-deserved victory lap and allow the Governor to focus on righting the ship in Illinois.   Mmmkay?
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