Madigan had to pass budget to find out what’s in it

Recalling Illinois’ past record, everyone must know that Madigan and company’s new budget will not solve the state’s financial crisis. Springfield will continue to spend the additional $5 billion a year, just as they squandered most of the $32 billion extra tax dollars collected during the last temporary income tax hike. Madigan’s budget permanently increases the income tax rate to 4.95% from 3.75% and corporate income tax increases to 7% from 5.25%. No, the personal income tax increase is not 1.2% as some local proponents suggest; it’s a...

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Illinois taxpayers have had “Enough!”

On Wednesday, June 29, dozens of Illinois newspapers informed the General Assembly and their readers in an op-ed on the front page that the state has had “Enough!” and demanded that the budget standoff be resolved and resolved now. Illinois taxpayers are the ones who should be demanding, “Enough!” with the state currently spending $33 million tax dollars a day more than revenues. The crux of the fiscal crisis is uncontrolled, excessive overspending of any amount of tax revenue received by Springfield. Illinois taxpayers know that they will...

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Obama didn’t refinance mortgage and he’s in charge of taxpayer’s money?

An AP column printed in the Rockford Register Star today states that President Barack Obama hasn’t refinanced the mortgage rate on his South Side Chicago home yet, even though interest rates fell to below 4% this year. He isn’t even sure how much money he and Michelle could have saved at the lower interest rate – no wonder our national debt is soaring! Excerpt: Financial disclosure forms Obama released this year show an interest rate of  5.625 percent on the 30-year mortgage on his South Side Chicago home, which was  valued...

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Another attempt to redistribute state school funding sources

Let’s take a look at today’s Rockford Register Star’s My View column written by the IEA president, Cinda Klickna discussing the cuts being made in Chicago’s school budget and the fact that our state schools are underfunded and inequitable using the unfair local property tax. The complaint is that Chicago Public schools are laying off teachers and support staff, and the usual, it’s hurting the children. It’s hurting the union members much more. The student teacher ratio in Chicago Public Schools was 20...

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Detroit bankruptcy caused by decades of liberal policies

Detroit is a showcase for the liberal agenda — and now it is bankrupt. More than 50 years of control by big-government liberals and union bosses have left a once-great American city crippled. Excerpt: Democrats have dominated the city council, and there’s been a Democratic mayor since 1962. One-party government quickly became bad government, featuring liberal policies such as sweet benefits for government unions. For decades, Detroit kept kicking the can down the road: unaffordable borrowing, state grant schemes, raising taxes to the...

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