Remember back in the day—say January 2011 when the Illinois Democrats voted along straight party lines in the middle of the night on the last day of the session to raise your taxes 67% and the reason they gave for this massive infusion of your cash into the Black Hole Of Springfield was summed up like this by Pat Quinn:
“This is a temporary income tax to deal with the immediate fiscal emergency our state faces; to pay bills so we don’t have severe cutbacks in education, health care, public safety, important things that are absolutely vital to the lies of the citizens.”
All the QC Democrats voted for this increase—Jacobs, Verschoore and the thankfully departed Boland. All parroted the party line that it was “the right thing to do”, etc.
But that was then and this is now and the same $$$$ grabbers are now attempting to make the “temporary” permanent, which frankly isn’t all that surprising. But what isn’t widely known is that most of this new money didn’t go to “education, health care, public safety, important things”—oh no, it went to the pension fund these hacks had looted for years to spend on other things—so now you are forced to pay TWICE for public employee pensions.
But don’t take my word for it, believe the Establishment Party Mouthpiece, Rich Miller:
“Keep in mind that just about every penny of the income tax increase has been used to make the state’s pension payments.”
Now don’t you feel better? Mike Jacobs was out front with his vote to spend the pension money on other stuff because Blago said it was OK; don’t you just want to race right out and support him for another term for forcing you to pay for his blunders—again?
Being an Illinois Democrat means you never have to say you’re sorry—and you can always get taxpayers to pay for your mistakes—because they’re too stupid to notice.
Hey, speaking of stupid, did the GOP ever get someone to run against Verschoore, or was he deemed just Too Damned Awesome?