Americans had to work 111 days in 2014 to pay for the government, at all levels, this year. 30.2 percent of the wealth generated in the USA went to pay for the government.
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.