Category Archives: Cost of Government

There’s a “Red Menace” Made of Ink, and We’re Drowning In It

The Chicago Tribune has published the story of a family trying to obtain services for their autistic son, who “aged out” of Illinois’ special education system when he turned 22, and was put on the State’s “Prioritization for Urgency of … Continue reading

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Millions Have Been Diverted From Gun-Related Funds, Dems Want More

In response to a mass shooting in Aurora in February, the sponsor of a bill which passed in the Illinois House in the Spring session stated that more money is needed to allow the State Police to monitor the issuance … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My House Colleagues: The Progressive Income Tax Won’t Work

As we move into the new week and the prospect of considering the resolution to place the progressive income tax on the 2020 ballot, I’d like to add an additional objection to its passage.   It won’t work.   The … Continue reading

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Rich Miller: Thanks for the Shout Out

Rich Miller, the chief cook and bottle washer at the Capitol Fax blog, took aim at me for some comments I made on the House floor last week where I said that the rush for a progressive income tax and … Continue reading

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Debt Option #3: Bankruptcy

BANKRUPT: bank·rupt  /ˈbaNGkˌrəpt/ adjective: bankrupt (of a person or organization) declared in law unable to pay outstanding debts. . By all conventional measures, Illinois is bankrupt. The State Supreme Court would disagree, having said in its decision to strike down … Continue reading

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