It is good to hear Rep. Beiser has voted 20 times to prevent property tax increases. He must be standing alone in the House. Has he ever thought about a tax decrease? He and his fellow Democrats have forever raised every other tax to the point that Illinois is near bankruptcy. He, Sen. Haine and all Democrats have been on a merry-go-round with government employees, raising their wages and benefits for campaign contributions, to the point their pension fund is $100 billion short of the benefits they will collect. Where is that money coming from?
Well, we all know that answer: from our state income tax. So thank you, Rep. Beiser, for not increasing our property taxes. Is that so you can raise our income taxes like last time for a 67 percent increase? Where did that money go? It did not reduce Illinois’ $8 billion yearly deficit. Did it go to a special fund for state senators’ and representatives’ retirement benefits? Somehow I suspect you two got a piece of that 67 percent tax increase.
Neither of you have never met a tax increase you did not like. Have either of you ever voted for a tax decrease? I guess that is a word you have never heard. Can either of you tell me one country that has taxed its way to prosperity? How about Argentina or Venezuela or Russia? All are rich in natural resources, but the party in power takes the money to distribute to their supporters who keep them in power. Is that not like Illinois’ Democrats, who for 50 years have paid their union supporters with borrowed money, and now the bill is due and there is no money to pay the bill.
So Rep. Beiser is a bit late bemoaning people and businesses leaving Illinois for more sane states where they do not spend taxes they have not yet collected. How about cutting taxes on people and businesses and cutting Illinois’ spending? Do you think that might stimulate our economy and increase taxes for the state? It would be a noble experiment; however, I doubt if Democrats can comprehend such a possibility.
So Mr. Beiser, I think I will forgo your invitation to come to the Labor Hall (where else) for your campaign kickoff for another term. You have done so much to run District 11 and Illinois into poverty, I think I will see if there is anyone who will run against you and start the process of change to a growing economy and increase in prosperity for citizens.