After his series of videos and posts in previous months I’d been giving Biss the benefit of the doubt that he was a bright thoughtful candidate.
But the last two things I’ve heard from him is that
1 - Fellow Democrat Pritzger is rich (like Trump and Rauner) so based solely on that he is unqualified to be a good Governor and now
2 - Taxes Please
This is lame.
Biss, you need get your act together now - or get out of the race and quit taking up space.
I expected more from you. You missed prime trolling opportunities with this post. For example, point to what some would consider the hypocrisy of Biss demanding that millionaires pay their fair share while he pays little to no taxes himself. Even worse, his tax records show that he gives almost nothing to charity, indicating a lack of compassion or the mistaken belief that working for the IDP political machine is “public service”.
See? I just did your job for you.
These are low hanging fruit. You risk losing your honorary Capitol Fax top troll award.
Regarding the post:
“Pawar breathes sigh of relief.”
I think that the Mike D. and Mondale type comments are amusingly witty, but I disagree with them.
All the old political rules are out in IL and the nation. Before the 08 crash, Obama would have been unelectable with his name alone, Trump would have been disqualified by his extreme rhetoric/sex abuse/and pushed aside by the party establishment…. Its a very different political world out there. None of the old rules apply.
After decades of trickle down theory that doesn’t work, Biss is reclaiming the idea of taxation as a good, as investments (not the state plundering).
It might win over a lot of progressive Dems who find him a lot more appealing than JB and CK, who are about as uninspiring as it gets (save, perhaps, Hilary Clinton). And it could work, because the 80s are over.
“Biss is reclaiming the idea of taxation as a good”
Il Annoyed, good luck with that. I’m a big believer in a progressive income tax even though I will be one of the people hurt. But that framing is about as sure bet of a political loser as it comes. No, times haven’t changed that much.
Look at this shiny object over here folks, Donald Trump does not pay taxes and his administration is filled with secret Russian double agents.
Meanwhile Illinois has 10 percent of the unfunded pension liability in the country and Chicago Public Schools are about to close 3 weeks early because they can’t afford their pension payments.
Our state has not had a balanced budget in decades and legislators won’t compromise with the Governor on anything.
Our Auditor General who charged with reviewing the obligation, expenditure, receipt and use of public funds is under investigation for fraudulent use of his expense account but the highest ranking Democrat in this state is convinced of his innocence without know ing all of the facts.
Perhaps you can comment on that Senator Biss?
No wonder we lead the nation in distrust of state government.
No, seeing Trump’s tax returns will not solve Illinois’ budget problems, but Rauner making $155M in 2016 doesn’t sit well with the common folks and doesn’t solve Illinois’ budget problems either.
In the meantime, antagonizing a the entire ILGA will not do us any favors with trying to solve Illinois’ budget problems. Look for state college offices to close here soon and drive Illinois students out of state.
Thanks Governor Rauner for rabble rousin and continually campaignin instead of governin.