Illegals and politicians are a match made in heaven with a common goal: advancing themselves and expecting everyone else to pick up the tab. More than ever illegals in America have their hands out, thanks to Obama immigration policy that tells them to expect everything from publicly funded education to tax refunds (see: New Immigration Policy Could Force Us to Overlook Fraud).
Remember the Republican Pledge to America, the conservative retort to the president’s failed American Promise (see: The Lie Behind the President’s American Promise)? The GOP contract talked about “unparalleled recklessness with taxpayer dollars,”¹ proclaiming:
The need for urgent action to repair our economy and reclaim our government for the people cannot be overstated.²
Now we are hearing about frameworks for decision making.
The world will not end on New Year’s Day. Apocalyptic predictions about fiscal cliff doomsday are coming from the same lawmakers who created the fiscal cliff to coerce themselves to do something, anything, to get government spending and deficits under control. Fortunately, Congress passed the Budget Control Act and we can rely on the usual bipartisan cooperation to figure out how to get rid of it (see: Halting the Sequester Will Be a Historic Betrayal).
Anyone who believes that prosperity means correcting social inequality is a fool. Wanting something you don’t have does not mean that you are being treated unfairly. How many voters who agreed with the president that inequality of income is a scourge that stifles opportunity in America would discard their leftist convictions and turn into loyal Republicans in an instant if we dumped a bag of cash in their laps?
There are two kinds of taxpayers in Illinois. The first endorses the stupidity cooked up in Springfield, no matter the consequences. The second kind of taxpayer knows better, endorses responsible fiscal policy, and understands that it is time to get out of a state doomed by debt (see: Live in Illinois? Get Out Now). Both kinds of taxpayers should get what they deserve.