Good and Bad

The Good:

Cheering for a tax hike feels unnatural, but cheer we will. After years of delays, Illinois lawmakers early Wednesday finally embraced the inevitable: raising the state’s personal and corporate income tax rates.

The Bad:

Remember that Illinois needs 600,000 more people working to restore employment to the level it was a decade ago. Then burn 1/12/11 into your brain — along with the phrase "Goodbye, jobs."

UPDATE: So why does it take the New York Times to state the obvious.