The most amazing thing about Illinois politics is that voters have to think about their decisions. So little good comes from Springfield that a trip to the voting booth should mean little more than voting out whoever is in office. If you care about your kids, though, things are more difficult.
Is it too soon to breathe a sigh of relief over Illinois Democrats’ decision to put the brakes on their spendthrift liberal agenda by going belly up on the tax increase extension (see: Politicians Are Cowards Over Illinois Taxes)? Better hold your breath until after November.
As punishing as it feels to write a check at tax time it is especially painful in Illinois, where raising taxes, fees, and penalties has constructed an elaborate taxpayer prison giving individuals and businesses little choice but to leave.
Tax dollars in Illinois don’t seem to make anything better and raising taxes like we did in 2011 doesn’t lessen the debt burden enough to notice.