Letter to the Editor: Illinois Massive tax increase

By Jesus Alaniz On August 11, 1924 Republican President Calvin Coolidge stated “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.” Apparently one IL Senator and fifteen …

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The drama of the Illinois budget and deficit has continued

 Madigan and cronies out of office. We need a budget based on spending cuts, freeze on wages, elimination of the defined benefit pension, property tax freeze across with no exemptions, and a 1% cut in every line item just to begin. Stop all new programs and eliminate any program that is not an necessity. Jesus …

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Madigan never going to agree to a deal that includes any actual reforms/Rauner needs not to give in

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner won the 2014 gubernatorial election on a 44-point Turnaround Agenda meant to “shake up Springfield.” Rauner understood Illinoisans’ need for change. They were suffering under the worst jobs recovery in the nation. Homeowners were being squeezed by the nation’s highest property taxes. And pension costs were consuming a quarter of the state budget, crowding out everything from college …

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