Category Archives: 2018 Election

Governor, Don’t Mangle the Only Chance You’ve Got

“Mendacity. What do you know about mendacity? I could write a book on it…Mendacity. Look at all the lies that I got to put up with. Pretenses. Hypocrisy…Boy, I’ve lived with mendacity. Now why can’t you live with it? You’ve … Continue reading

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Let’s Leave the Mud-Wrestling to the Democrats

We’re all familiar with the term “Hail Mary”. It happens in football, and it happens in politics. The ad thanking Governor Rauner for all of the social-policy failures of his first term is just such a thing. I’ll dispense with … Continue reading

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For Municipal Pensions, the Can Has Reached the End of the Road

Pensions are now cutting into essential services. This needs to be fixed, and there are no easy solutions. Continue reading

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This Is What Happens When Democrats Do Tax Bills

Combine a limitation on state and local taxes (SALT) under the new Federal tax bill with Democrats scrambling to score political points in an election year, stir in a dash of hypocrisy, and what do you get? You get H.B. … Continue reading

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Electoral Chicken Feed Disguised as a Tax Freeze

They call it “Veto Session”, but it really ought to be called “Propose Bills and Make Speeches That Can Be Used on Campaign Materials Session”. Case in point: Senate Bill 851, which would require counties to freeze all property tax … Continue reading

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