In an example of the unions and adults coming before the kids they are supposed to serve, the Illinois Policy Institute has put out a report showing how Illinois' unsustainable pension costs are eating up more and more education funds that would otherwise be used to educate children. Click Here for IPI's full report.
One disturbing reality from the report:
In higher education In recent years 80 cents of every new state dollar were spent on retirements leaving less for the classroom.
It's not often that the Occupy Wall Street and tea party movements see eye-to-eye, but a tax bill before the Illinois legislature is testing whether left and right can combine to limit corporate tax favoritism.
The proposal would give an estimated $85 million tax exemption to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade and a $15 million annual break to Sears Holding Corp. to mitigate the state's big tax increase earlier this year. It would also vastly expand the earned income tax credit. The bill sailed through the state Senate two weeks ago, but it was crushed in ...
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Grassroots activists and concerned citizens make Illinois a stronger, freer, and more prosperous state. Entering the new year, their work will be all the more important as we fight to reduce regulations, lower taxes, and cut government spending in the halls of Springfield, IL and Washington, DC.
That is why I am excited to introduce David From as the new state director of the Americans for Prosperity Illinois (AFP-IL) chapter.
David will be working hard to give you a voice in government through grassroots advocacy.
A Wheaton College (IL) graduate, David has worked throughout the state running campaigns for federal and state office, burning shoe leather in the halls of the state legislature, and meeting citizens across the state. His previous work includes work for Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert and in the Office of the Governor.
By: R.J. Moeller
Dr. Walter E. Williams is one the smartest, most interesting men in America alive today. Hands down. He is a professor of economics at George Mason University, the author of a syndicated weekly column, and probably best known as a frequent (and outstanding) guest-host on The Rush Limbaugh Show.
Oh, and we had him on the podcast this week!
Here's more of Dr. Williams impressive bio (from his website):
By: R.J. Moeller
Dr. Arthur Brooks is a name and a man you ought to know. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington D.C., and one of the most articulate defenders of free market economics on the planet. Dr. Brooks has written several important books in the past 5 years, and I simply could not recommend them more highly to you.
Appearing last night on John Stossel's Fox Business Network show, Stossel, Dr. Brooks explained to the host why allowing the federal government to re-distribute more and more of the nation's wealth is immoral and a recipe for disaster.