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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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Governor, Let’s Work Together On Controlling the Cost of Government

In his very first Executive Order, Governor Pritzker instructed that: . “Every State Agency shall, within 60 days of the effective date of this Executive Order, conduct a review of (a) all statutory obligations, and (b) all audit findings within … Continue reading

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Watch Out, Mr. Pritzker. Paying Staff From Your Own Pocket Raises Some Issues.

It’s been reported that J.B. Pritzker is going to double the salaries of his senior staff out of his own pocket. My initial reaction is to say that it’s his money, and if the process is transparent and fully reported, … Continue reading

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