by: Diane Benjamin
The first job of government is to defend freedom and liberty. Obviously, government forgot that. The federal government has been on a spending spree for a long time, but so have local governments. They grab more and more of your income for their agenda.
See last weeks post on Heyworth: http://blnnews.com/2014/10/03/heyworth-can-you-explain-this/ and Standford: http://blnnews.com/2014/10/03/standford-maybe-you-should-ask-some-questions/
If you thought Heyworth and Standford were the only ones, think again. The job of government is not to fund wants and redistribute wealth. Local governments are stealing your future.
Why is economic activity booming in Texas and stagnant in Illinois? Easy: taxes and regulations.
Recovery from the recession has barely been felt in Illinois. Citizens took a big hit, government didn’t. Government spending far exceeds inflation.
Local governments get by with massive spending increases because:
- The Pantagraph and WJBC are complicit by not asking tough questions and not reporting facts
- Taxpayers elect the big spenders or don’t bother to vote at all
- Taxpayers don’t hold elected officials accountable
Below are more examples of out-or-control government. If spending doubles or more every 10 years – what is it going to be in another 10 years? Stay tuned, there are plenty more examples.