One of the major flaws of the Constitution is that it allows our bottom feeding legislators to dictate what handing over a fair share of our income means. They also get to decide how our money is spent. This means that elected officials who cry the loudest over individuals and companies not paying their fair share are the ones who spend more of our money.
Liberal politics in Illinois did not prevent Obama’s hometown from becoming a slaughterhouse. Spending for neighborhood projects and community initiatives has not stopped Chicago shootings. After the city celebrated Independence Day weekend with over 80 shootings, the summer has settled into a comfortable pattern of daily news of more shootings to the accompaniment of tiresome calls to end gun violence and take back the city’s worst neighborhoods.
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.
Ever wonder why lawmakers so often wait until the end of a legislative session to decide on issues like taxes and benefits that hit us in the wallet? It doesn’t happen by accident. Politicians are cowards when it comes to standing behind hard decisions.
Nothing says “I hate freedom” better than sin taxes. The list of things in our lives that are not taxed is getting shorter and shorter and the increases keep coming as part of the desperate search for revenue in states like Illinois.