* It just gets weirder and weirder. From a Doug Truax press release. Truax, you may recall, is a Republican running for US Senate against Jim Oberweis…
I normally wouldn’t weigh in on a state issue, but the pending pension deal is so pivotal to our state’s financial future I will make an exception.
I fully distrust any monumental fiscal legislation that only is unveiled to the public on the eve of a vote. And, for good reason, I generally distrust the Democratic leadership that for years has run our state’s finances into the ground to the detriment of Illinois families.
My major concern from what has been published is that the agreement appears to make it much more likely that temporary tax increases will be made permanent and new increases will be forthcoming. Middle class citizens in Illinois who pay the bills cannot take further body blows to their finances because of fiscal mismanagement from the political class.
We understand state Senator Jim Oberweis is leaning toward supporting this bill on Tuesday. We hope he reconsiders and protects taxpayers first instead of the insiders in Springfield.
Kinda weird that he goes from “I” to “we” in the same statement. Otherwise, just more pressure to vote “No.”