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The Ever-Too-Short Route to Chaos

“When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties…they lead their country by a short route to chaos.” – Sir Thomas More, “A Man for All Seasons” . From this morning’s “Illinois Playbook”: . The … 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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The Difference Between Genius and Stupidity is That Genius Has Its Limits

Today’s lesson is about what the newly-elected members of Congress from the 6th and 14th Districts of Illinois don’t know about their jobs. . It begins with a headline in the Northwest Herald that says: “Underwood, Casten Call for IRS … 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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