It has been one full year since the General Assembly passed a budget that ended Illinois’ two-year impasse. The results are in: This policy was a complete failure.
The main takeaway: the rules are calculated to benefit the Speaker and those loyal to them. But, in this system, who is the one group that is never put into the equation? The taxpayers. The Illinois residents who are forced to prop up a system that is built to serve politicians and not the people they represent.
Families should not serve government, government should serve families, particularly those most in need. Yet, in Illinois, that isn’t what happens. Instead, politicians run up debt, using taxpayers as a piggy bank to fund their own pet projects and increase their power.