The Most Unbalanced Budget in State History Illinois Opportunity Project issued the following statement in response to Speaker Michael Madigan and House Democrats’ irresponsible budget that is unbalanced by $7.2 billion and forces a $1,000 tax hike on the average...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekA66-0to20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekA66-0to20 Imagine spending more than you make. Imagine spending more than you make for an entire year. Imagine spending more than you make for 15 years in a row. What would happen? Well, just look at the state of the state. Illinois lawmakers...
For years, Illinois taxpayers haven't been represented at the bargaining table between Illinois' largest government union and the state. Illinois' former governors cared more about appeasing the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees than protecting the taxpayers...
Where is Your Money Going? By Geoffrey Pike | Friday, May 6, 2016   While President Obama complains about not getting enough credit for the economy, we should ask whether we really have that much to celebrate. Obama says that the unemployment rate is...
Editors Note: Staff expects raises each year as well as more money for adding responsibility. Each non-union employee seems to feel they need more because they do more or because they have done a good job for a long time....
MAY 15, 2013 @ 09:57 AM   Forbes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33i_BAhuiE0 Many observers have pondered if the United States is following the same troubled path as Argentina.  In the 1940s, Argentina’s Juan Domingo Perón used government agencies for political gain and created a...
Editors note: The Democrats have controlled Illinois for far too long and Chicago over 50 years. Doing the same bad policy and changing the name to sound good results in the same failures that make Illinois the most croupt, taxed,...
// https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/r20160419/r20110914/expansion_embed.js Mapping the $100,000+ Illinois Teacher Pensions Costing Taxpayers Nearly $1.0 Billion APR 22, 2016   Forbes New numbers show that the 7,499 ‘highly compensated,’ six-figure school administrator/teacher retirees cost IL taxpayers nearly $1 billion per year. But in just six years,...

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