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Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017

* Family PAC describes itself as the “leading pro-family, anti-tax political action committee in Illinois.” From a member action alert…

Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna, a Chicago Alderman of old, once said: “Chicago ain’t ready for reform.” Last week, aided and abetted by 10 “sellout” Republican House members, Illinois Democrats proved that “Illinois ain’t ready for reform”…despite the near bankruptcy status of state government.

Governor Rauner for 2 ½ years has demanded fundamental reforms in the way Illinois does business…runaway pension costs…an end to collection of public employee union dues by the state…ridiculous workmen’s compensation laws created to benefit trial lawyers, etc., etc., etc., etc.

Rauner was doggedly consistent. He would consider a modest tax increase in return for these and other badly needed reforms so that Illinois finally could be moving in the right direction and stop the mass exodus of taxpayers and businesses from our state.

As a result of the perfidy of 10 House Republicans who caved in to the “fake” budget and 32% tax increase dictated by Mike Madigan…the Governor’s veto of the tax increase was overridden by a single vote.

Here are the Republicans who must take personal responsibility for the “Illinois Train Wreck:” […]

Family-Pac worked to sustain the Governor’s veto. Last Wednesday, we made 25,000 calls to voters in these districts demanding support for the Rauner veto. Our Family-Pac lobbyist, Rev. Bob Vanden Bosch, encouraged pro-family legislators to support sustaining the Rauner veto. The “sellout” Republicans ignored us and their own constituents.

But don’t give up all hope for Illinois at least not yet. Here’s why: 1) We now have a great opportunity to replace each and every one of these “sellouts” with real pro-family conservatives next March (if not sooner). 2) In 2018, as the Madigan “fake” budget falls apart, Madigan will need to again seek help from Republicans as Illinois falls further into financial crisis.

Please call each of the “sellout” Republicans who made the “Illinois Train Wreck” possible. Say one word, “sellout,” and hang up the phone.

When the times get tough, the tough get going…so let’s get going. Grassroots power can still save Illinois.

Blessings,

Paul Caprio, Director of Family-Pac

Gee, that’ll be such fun for the secretaries who answer the phones.

Also, notice how Paul says Rauner would accept a “modest” tax increase, but then describes that exact same income tax hike as a “32% tax increase dictated by Mike Madigan.”

Not only that, but the bipartisan plan that passed didn’t include other revenue streams that the governor wanted, like a new tax on services and a tax on cable TV and streaming and a sugary beverage tax.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

64 Comments »
  1. - Dan Johnson - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:14 am:

    Doesn’t pro-family include providing child care services? And the ability to get health care for families? And not laying off tens of thousands of breadwinners in social services or higher education?

    Just asking…


  2. - Precinct Captain - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:15 am:

    Lies and deception is the Rauner way


  3. - illini97 - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:15 am:

    “perfidy”

    Someone’s been reading the comments here. does honeybear get a royalty check?

    As an aside, nothing says you’re willing to have a reasoned discussion about tax policy like saying one word and hanging up before the retort.


  4. - anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:18 am:

    Paul Caprio lost his credibility as a pro-family leader a long time ago when he endorsed the Planned Parenthood-loving Rauner to begin with. He gets his funding from Dick Uihlein, right? There’s your answer.


  5. - illini97 - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:19 am:

    ==Dan Johnson “And not laying off tens of thousands of breadwinners in social services or higher education?”==

    Umm, that’s not real work. Social work? Education? Not real jobs to those who so despise the entire concept of a public sector.

    Only, true, hard-working, tax-paying Illinoisans deserve a dime of compensation. People who make an honest living like directors of PACs or clergy-lobbyists. Patriots.


  6. - Flynn's mom - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:20 am:

    @ Dan Johnson-pro family=pro life which does not = pro child care, pro education or pro healthcare. The caring ends at birth.


  7. - downstate commissioner - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:20 am:

    A bunch of phone calls like that would have me filing telephone harassment charges…


  8. - Michael Westen - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:21 am:

    I wonder how much money it took to get a purportedly pro-life group to support a mega-donor to Planned Parenthood. Talk about “sellout!”


  9. - DuPage Bard - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:22 am:

    So we’re down to 10 dissenters? If the coordinated releases between all the organizations keep saying 10, the 5 who pulled off the veto may have gotten a really nice scare but no real fallout?


  10. - Thoughts Matter - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:22 am:

    So they are encouraging phone activity that I would have disciplined my child for doing. Remember: is your refrigerator running?


  11. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:25 am:

    Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.


  12. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:26 am:

    I am pleased that Family PAC is becoming Perfidy aware!

    Every month is perfidy awareness month with the new IPI hires.

    No one knows perfidy like Rasmussen.


  13. - Honeybear - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    How about a scripture for you

    James 5:4


  14. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:29 am:

    ===Blessings===

    That Paul Caprio… I’m sure the Divine is on the side of a “modest tax increase” and “reforms”

    I think I read that, maybe Mark or Luke… I can’t find it now, but I’ll go back… maybe it’s Matthew…

    To this…

    ===Here are the Republicans who must take personal responsibility for the “Illinois Train Wreck:” […]===

    … and this…

    ===Please call each of the “sellout” Republicans who made the “Illinois Train Wreck” possible. Say one word, “sellout,” and hang up the phone.===

    Politics isn’t a religion.

    Politics isn’t “all or nothing”, and see allies within a prism, even a lobbying group can’t be a Slytherin-minded group and expect their own hypocrisy to thought and their own agenda should be ignored… for an onerall purity of all politics.

    I look forward to Mr. Caprio and his group denouncing everything this budget funds and the monies allocated for programs he and his group may support.

    I won’t hold my breath, but I’ll look forward to it.


  15. - Thunder Fred - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:31 am:

    “the”

    Someone’s been reading the comments here. does everyone get a royalty check?


  16. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:33 am:

    Please call each of the “sellout” Republicans who made the “Illinois Train Wreck” possible. Say one word, “sellout,” and hang up the phone.

    When the times get tough, the tough get going…so let’s get going. Grassroots power can still save Illinois.

    Golly.

    I wonder if Mr. Caprio would feel the same about prank phone calls to his office and cellphone — numbers which are readily available on his family-pac.com website.

    – MrJM


  17. - Norseman - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:33 am:

    Honeybear wants her “perfidy” back. She uses it appropriately for people who advocate an impasse with its devastating effect on families throughout the state in terms of the loss of jobs, damage of education and eliminating services to the needy.


  18. - GOP Extremist - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:34 am:

    WWJD??? Sellout!!!! (Slam down phone)

    *exclamation marks for added emphasis only.


  19. - Skeptic - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:34 am:

    “Doesn’t pro-family include providing child care services?” I’m sure there are many who believe a “child care service” is mom staying home with the kids and nothing else.


  20. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:35 am:

    Paul Caprio “Toddler at the Helm”. What a weasel. “Lets hit ‘em hard” Paul. It’s all about money . Don’t act like you’re doing Gods work. He decides that, actually.


  21. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:39 am:

    A coordinated effort to oust all of the Taxing Ten would be one of the dumbest things Republicans could do this cycle.


  22. - CCP Hostage - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:41 am:

    Family values means starving Grandma? Perfidy


  23. - A guy - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:42 am:

    And when he closes his diatribes with the salutation of “Blessings”, it makes me want to puke.


  24. - Stumpy's bunker - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:47 am:

    Family PAC should review Illinois Compiled Statutes, 720 5/26.5-2, and call a focus group to assess their own judgment.


  25. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:51 am:

    ‘And when he closes his diatribes with the salutation of “Blessings”, it makes me want to puke.’

    And on this, we agree.

    – MrJM


  26. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:52 am:

    Paddy Bauler said “Chicago ain’t ready for reform” not Hinky Dink Kenna. Get your Chicago Irish stereotypes correct, Family PAC.


  27. - Liberty - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:54 am:

    The alliance between RINOs, fiscal conservatives and social conservatives never seemed to tax the brain in the past…


  28. - Nick Name - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:54 am:

    Using babies as cover to eradicate the social safety net, eliminate health care and child care for the poor, anti-just wages: the pro-life movement is a nihilistic death cult.


  29. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 11:56 am:

    Paddy Bauler is the originator of “Chicago ain’t ready for reform,” quoted by reporters the night Richard J. beat Robert Merriam in his first mayoral run. Hinky Dink was long dead.

    Advocating childish tactics does not make you an advocate for children. Just childish.

    Caprio is squealing loudly to squeeze in at the Rauner trough. Lot of powerful checks are going to be written before 11/18.


  30. - dbk - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:05 pm:

    We may need to start reading the websites and policy proposals of Family Pac and IPI, sigh.

    “Pro-family anti-tax” is an oxymoron.

    It just occurred to me that maybe the wrong people are leaving Illinois - perhaps progressives should decamp by the millions and leave the state to IPI to govern according to its own unique lights.

    Now that would be a real experiment in political self-selection.

    Sorry for the snark.


  31. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:11 pm:

    Yes, gin up your most zealous supporters and turn them loose against the “sellouts.” Today, it’s harassing office assistants, but will any of these Family PAC ideologues take matters further?

    When you speak about things like taxes in terms of slavery, don’t be surprised when people respond violently.

    I’d ask all of my supporters to call Family PAC and give them a one-word statement when someone answers the phone: hypocrite.

    But I won’t do that because I have respect for others, even those with whom I vehemently disagree. And also because I don’t have any supporters.


  32. - West Side the Best Side - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:14 pm:

    It was Ald. “Paddy” Bauler who said Chicago ain’t ready for reform. If you can’t keep your colorful Chicago aldermen straight, how can we trust you on anything?


  33. - Under Influenced - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:14 pm:

    Fake budget? I assure you, the budget is very real.


  34. - Generic Drone - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:15 pm:

    Cut, cut, cut. That all they know. Letd continue the social service collapse. Just what, do we as citizens, want our tax dollars used for anyway. I got an idea. How about we tax churches and religious services?


  35. - Can - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:23 pm:

    Flynn’s Mom at 11:20 is spot on.

    ==The caring ends at birth.==


  36. - RD55 - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:31 pm:

    I suggest the secretaries for the “10″ record a new message on their voicemail systems and let the calls be picked up by the voicemail system for a few days.  Something along the lines of: 

    “Hello Representative Jones’ office we are not able to take your call at this time, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.”  As long as the caller follow Family-Pac’s directions it won’t be so painful for the office staff.


  37. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:36 pm:

    “workmen’s compensation laws”

    I guess they are also against correct gender neutral terminology. Or they took a time warp to the 70s


  38. - James Knell - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:37 pm:

    Good God, it’s right there in the google results.

    Alderman Paddy Bauler famously said, “Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet.” Perhaps it would help Mr. Caprio keep his “old crooks from Chicago” straight if he visited Bauler Playlot Park in Chicago’s lovely Old Town neighbor. He represented the 43rd ward.

    Michael “Hinky Dink” Kenna represented the notorious 1st ward and died in 1946, years before Bauler uttered his famous phrase.


  39. - The Way I See It - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:46 pm:

    Blessings! Doesn’t have the same ring as “Best, ck” but maybe that should be the official sign off for every social service agency that closes its doors after being mortally wounded by this nonsense.


  40. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:46 pm:

    Planned Parenthood is a lot more pro-life than Paul Caprio.


  41. - ajjacksson - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:50 pm:

    It is very unfortunate that so many of our religious “leaders” have sold out. By their actions, they show that they prefer the kingdom of this world to the Kingdom of the living God. The Bible has many warnings about how we treat the poor. I just don’t understand how Christian people can support a politician who uses the poor as “leverage.”


  42. - RD55 - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:52 pm:

    Oops lost “pause for 5 seconds” part.  I guess because I used greater than and less than symbols LOL

    I suggest the secretaries for the “10″ record a new message on their voicemail systems and let the calls be picked up by the voicemail system for a few days.  Something along the lines of: 

    “Hello Representative Jones’ office . . . pause for 5 seconds or so . . .  we are not able to take your call at this time, please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.”  

    As long as the caller follow Family-Pac’s directions it won’t be so painful for the office staff.


  43. - A guy - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 12:56 pm:

    ==And on this, we agree.

    – MrJM===

    Well, how about that? Good day to buy a Lottery ticket then! Sorry you won’t be able to win the bigger purse! lol

    Glad we agree.


  44. - James Knell - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 1:09 pm:

    Three Dimensional Checkers - Bauler was born in Germany according to wikipedia. Bauler is German for “builder” as in Bauhaus. But I get what you are saying and I agree.


  45. - Jack Jackson - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    Paddy Pauler wasn’t Irish. German.


  46. - Jack Jackson - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 1:16 pm:

    Ahhh…I see James Knell already made that point, about Bauler being German. My Bad.


  47. - Commonsense in Illinois - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 1:24 pm:

    Just in case anyone wants to know - James 5:4-6:

    James 5:4-6The Message (MSG)

    “All the workers you’ve exploited and cheated cry out for judgment. The groans of the workers you used and abused are a roar in the ears of the Master Avenger. You’ve looted the earth and lived it up. But all you’ll have to show for it is a fatter than usual corpse. In fact, what you’ve done is condemn and murder perfectly good persons, who stand there and take it.”


  48. - Been there, done that - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    This is simply childish behavior.
    I lost respect for Caprio and his ilk long ago when they sold out and started taking money from Ruaner and his pals. You cannot claim the high ground when you are selling out to those who digging the ditches.


  49. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:07 pm:

    Family PAC describes itself as the “leading pro-family, anti-tax political action committee in Illinois.

    But their full description is “leading pro-family, anti-tax political action committee in Illinois, that is, families who practice speaking in tongues, handling of poisonous serpents, living according to the Laws Of Moses, fights the Illuminati, teaches discrimination based upon Olomouc traditions, embracing celestial rewards from the United Bretheren of Psychiana, honoring our patron saint Ayn Rand and Bea Taylor of Mayberry.


  50. - Ajjacksson - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:21 pm:

    Take it easy on Aunt Bea….


  51. - Three Dimensional Checker - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:25 pm:

    Good point, James Knell and Jack Jackson. I shouldn’t play fast and loose with history either. The quote is about Richard J. Daley.

    There is a funny second part of that quote about, um, a dog’s anatomy. I don’t want to violate the comment rules though.


  52. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:26 pm:

    Since when did Family PAC members believe in using phones? I thought they believe that telephones were a mark of Cain?


  53. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:31 pm:

    I’m surprised Caprio found time away from performing arranged marriages and ritual animal purification acts to arrange this.


  54. - W Flag - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:32 pm:

    Paddy Bauler got his nickname after a brief stint as a pugilist.

    On one occasion, after Bauler wounded a Chicago police officer in his saloon (without being charged), Mayor Ed Kelly, not noted as an effective public orator, introduced Alderman Bauler at the next City Council meeting as “a real straight shooter.”


  55. - VanillaMan - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    The exciting thing will be allowing all those home schooled kids the chance to use a phone and call the “outside” world of sinners!


  56. - W Flag - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 2:59 pm:

    One final Paddy Bauler story, when Mayor Daley decided to put him out to pasture in 1967. Bauler freed his precinct captains and the ward elected a Republican as Bauler’s aldermanic successor.


  57. - Jimbo - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 3:36 pm:

    Such sellouts trying to keep our state afloat. I mean I always thought the wingnuts were daft, but heck man, this is whole next level stuff.


  58. - Jimbo - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 3:43 pm:

    For the love of God this is atrocious enough to warrant some foul language for sure. I mean seriously, pro family means watching the Denise if our state?


  59. - Jimbo - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 4:04 pm:

    Well demise but Denise could be just as bad lol


  60. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 4:23 pm:

    The Family PAC is perfectly fine with not having a state budget and not paying the state’s bills.


  61. - Iron Lady - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 5:32 pm:

    I’m a supporter 47th Ward.


  62. - Iron Lady - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 5:39 pm:

    Vanilla- hilarious, albeit true.


  63. - Just Sayin ... - Wednesday, Jul 12, 17 @ 7:45 pm:

    Replace with “pro-family candidates” really. Are they really trying to reuse this after the leader of the national GOP makes comments about how hot his daughter is or where he wants to grab other women, etc.???


  64. - CEA - Thursday, Jul 13, 17 @ 9:07 am:

    “Pro-family.” Uh, okay, whatever you say.


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