A major business group has started a lobbying, social-media and letter-writing campaign directed at legislators called LOL Illinois—a play on the Land of Lincoln and the idea that the state is becoming a laughingstock for its inability to solve its budget problems.

Comment: Our opinion remains that this is a lame, wasted use of resources because they have not endorsed a specific answer to the budget impasse. Put up or shut up. Absent that, vague calls to “do something” only entrench both sides further because both sides think they can ultimately prevail over the other.