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.
In advance of the permanently temporary personal and corporate income tax increases he imposed on Illinois in 2011, Quinn argued that without the tax increases, social service providers would suffer. In fact, he would see to it that they did.