By: Diane Benjamin
Today, if the House has a quorum, Madigan is calling a vote to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike.
15 Republicans voted for it the first time even though no concessions were made by the Democrats and nothing gets solved. The GOP holds all the cards because the Democrats can’t pass it without them. Madigan has obstructed every attempt to reform the State, he is finally out of time and other people’s money.
These 15 GOP are kicking the can down the road again instead of exercising their power.
Moody’s Investor’s Service agrees. They announced yesterday they may still downgrade Illinois’ bond rating to junk. Two stories:
We see Republicans fail over and over to stand for the people. Republicans refuse to take decisive action opting instead for tiny meaningless victories. These 15 can only claim they capitulated to Madigan. Illinois will continue to be the place many used to live. Businesses will flee to lower tax states.
Below is contact information for the 15. Bill Mitchell and Mike Unes represent parts of the area. Tell them Moody’s knows this tax increase fixes nothing. Make sure they know that selling out conservative principles means they need to step aside. Tell them to study history – it’s very clear tax hikes don’t work.
Be nice though, evidently some are scared of the people they were elected to represent.
|Steven A. Andersson||65||Geneva||(217) email@example.com|
|Terri Bryant||115||Mt. Vernon||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|John Cavaletto||107||Salem||(217) 782-0066|
|C.D. Davidsmeyer||100||Jacksonville||(217) email@example.com|
|Mike Fortner||49||West Chicago||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Norine K. Hammond||93||Macomb||(217) email@example.com|
|David Harris||53||Mount Prospect||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chad Hays||104||Danville||(217) 782-4811|
|Sara Wojcicki Jimenez||99||Springfield||(217) 782-0044||Sjimenez@ilhousegop.org|
|Charles Meier||108||Highland||(217) email@example.com|
|Bill Mitchell||101||Decatur||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reginald Phillips||110||Charleston||(217) 558-1040|
|Robert W. Pritchard||70||Sycamore||(217) email@example.com|
|David B. Reis||109||Olney||(217) 782-2087|
|Michael D. Unes||91||Pekin||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|