By: Diane Benjamin
Democrats have super-majorities in the Springfield House and Senate. They can pass anything they want, the Governor can veto it, and they can override the veto. After May 31st they need 3/5 of both chambers to pass a budget, it won’t happen.
Democrats refuse to do it because tax increases would have to accompany Madigan’s out-of-control spending – see his recent budget that doesn’t balance by $7 Billion. After the November elections, Madigan may pass a huge tax increase and his bloated budget again. His troglodytes will happily comply to avoid being a target for seat elimination. (sound familiar Bloomington?)
Obviously the Democrats DO NOT care about anybody who doesn’t donate to the Democrat Party. Madigan doesn’t care about the middle class. Jobs and people leaving the state in droves don’t deter his agenda. He does want to give State workers a $3 Billion raise however. He wants to give the City of Chicago and the Chicago Public School system more money. Madigan will raid your wallet for his “pets” while slamming the door on creating a business friendly climate for anybody but his law buddies. Chicago can be dysfunctional because you will be forced to pay for it.
Meanwhile, illegals soak up at least $3 billion Illinois tax dollars. illinois_cost_study
If you were born here but don’t work for government, Madigan has nothing but obscene jesters for you. The rest of the elected Democrats enjoy their cushy over-paid part-time jobs too much to care about you either. Kissing the master’s privates is a small price to pay.
A few Republicans – emphasis on a few – are fighting back. Most are sitting on their hands waiting for their next State check. At least now they all may be waiting awhile for the golden eggs to land in their accounts: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-comptroller-lawmaker-paychecks-met-0418-20160417-story.html
The Illinois Republican Party is feckless. Over 100 elected officials signed to support the Democrat-lite Republican Mark Kirk for re-election. (He will lose in November, thanks) The platform committee was wiped out at the GOP Convention. Anybody with the last name Brady needs to hang up their rusty cleats and retreat to obscurity.
Gov Rauner was elected to fix Illinois. Madigan doesn’t want it fixed. The more dysfunctional Illinois is, the more control he has. The democrat voters have willingly made themselves slaves to Madigan. The elected Democrats are nothing more than worker bees serving their queen.
Rauner has tons of money. Time to spend it Governor. Hire a “rip-Madigan-to-shreds” PR firm. Funding candidates who oppose Madigan hasn’t worked. Next hire attorneys to poll watch every precinct in Chicago. Have federal prosecutors on speed dial, baby girl Madigan won’t prosecute the voter shenanigans.
Time to quit being nice sir. Madigan must be destroyed and you are the only guy capable of doing it. Your trips around the state are good, but your audience is too small. The media are not your friend, create your own media.
The citizens not working for the state are being held hostage by the ones who do.
Tired of being abused?
You can help:
- Send a message of support to Gov Rauner: http://www.illinois.gov/gov/contactus/Pages/default.aspx
- Write a Letter to the Editor, call in on radio talk shows, inform fellow voters
- Contact the Illinois Democrat Party: http://ildems.com/contact
- Contact the Illinois Republican Party: http://illinois.gop/contact/
- Contact Mike Madigan:
Rep. Michael J. Madigan
6500 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 581-9414 (fax)
300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706