GOP candidate for treasurer, Rep. Tom Cross was in the QCs yesterday
and in an interview with the QCOnline editorial board, he made this interesting comment:
“Rep. Cross said that, if elected, he would not hesitate to sue the General Assembly if lawmakers fail to pass a balanced budget. The state constitution requires such a budget…’I will go to court to enforce that constitutional requirement’.”
I can’t imagine why this hasn’t been done previously except for the fact that taxpayers don’t have the clout special interests do and that the treasurer’s office has been occupied by Establishment Party politicians who like things just the way they are and are happy to bamboozle the rubes with smoke, mirrors and accounting gimmicks, then claim the budget is “balanced”.
Of course, this hasn’t been the focus of the lockstepping lemming press that wants to promote division by emphasizing Cross’s comment that he doesn’t support the service tax that Rauner is promoting, but still, he supports “everything else.”
Civil War! Chaos in the GOP! ZZZZZzzzzzzz
The hole is too deep in Illinois to dig out of only by increased taxes, but what nobody is talking about now is the deep cuts that will have to be made. Some of the cuts are pork projects like those contained in the 2015 budget and flat out fraud, like the $12.3 million in Medicaid for dead people.
I assume all this will be thrashed out if Rauner is elected—both the taxes and the cuts; if not, it will be 4 more years of higher taxes and unsustainable spending.
And a deeper hole.
GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN!