Fairness should be your biggest concern when you are standing in front of a judge or being audited. Otherwise, unless you stand to gain by leveling the playing field, fairness is a value that should be reserved for liberals and losers.
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.
What is the best way to renege on a promise to taxpayers? We all know that there is no such thing as a temporary tax increase, just like we know that there is no such thing as fiscal sanity in Illinois.
Does our chief tax extorting agency view conservatives less favorably than pedophile clergy and those who protect them? With a nearly $20 million settlement awarded to victims of abuse in Chicago that raised questions of what church officials did to stop a pedophile priest, we should ask whether our legacy of hands-off religious tolerance has reached the same level of absurdity as what happened at the Internal Revenue Service.
Stop acting surprised that the IRS punished conservative groups. Don’t feign outrage. When John Boehner talks about jail, who is he kidding? No one is going to jail. No one is going to be impeached. The White House has been nothing but candid about how it views the Tea Party and conservative groups in general.