If Illinois’ Ruling Class is known for one thing it is their tenacious commitment to ideas that don’t work. It is this dogged determination that has made Springfield the nation’s capital for bad public policy.
Politicians are properly seen as the means to the ends of those they were elected to represent. Inverting that relationship, as we have done, begets our political ruling class of false prophets and sunshine saviors.
The entrenched political class in Springfield has a limitless appetite for the Illinois taxpayers’ money. No matter how much they spend, they want more. No matter if revenue increases year after year, they spend it all, and they want more. If they tell you a tax increase is temporary, you know they are lying, and they know you know.