Vote NO on IL Amendment 49
Rather than posture another piece of wool over the Illinois taxpayers’ eyes, the Illinois legislature should do the hard work of working in unison to create real reforms to our pension woes removing us from the fiscal cliff and back on a road to recovery.
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Before voting for this bill, you need to ask yourself–do you trust Springfield? If so, vote yes. If not, vote no.
Chicago Machine Politics, Pensions and the Illinois Legislature
In Illinois, there is a crisis and lawmakers are crying foul. It’s a mess. But rising out of that mess is a lawmaker who isn’t very popular with unions or his fellow legislators for that matter. Chris Lauzen fought the good fight and as he left, he gave the Illinois Congress a gift–a solution to our pension and bankruptcy woes. And just as they did when he was a part of that legislative body–the Illinois Legislature has chosen to ignore it.
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Illinois Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan Backroom Deal Caught on Video
When Chicago voters returned Pat Quinn to his job as Governor of Chicago, they knew he wanted to increase their income taxes from 3% to 4%. That’s not much for most of his supporters, who accept a government check of one sort or another. But shortly after winning reelection, he let it be known that a 33% increase was not enough, if his public sector | Read More »