Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

Cross Dressing Taxes

By Bill Zettler

Men who dress up as women are called “cross dressers”. They pretend to be women but we know really underneath they are men. Likewise taxes are not always called taxes. They can be called…

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Big Ire may be on the way

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler I make this statement after reading a Jan 25th Daily Herald article about McHenry School District 15’s proposed referendum headlined “Tax Increase Plan Draws Little Ire”. I’m thinking “Big Ire” will…

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It’s time for ‘Taxpayers Week’

By Bill Zettler

After reading various news reports recently promoting “Education Week” I decided it would only be fair that I represent the taxpayer for “Taxpayer Week” where we taxpayers would solicit praise from various public employee…

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The IL GOP discovers Milton Friedman

By John Biver

When the giant Milton Friedman died this past week we were tempted to express our condolences to the Republican members of the Illinois General Assembly on their having lost a great friend. Of course we’d be…

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Who says we can’t cut spending in Illinois?

By John Biver

Government spending history keeps repeating itself because those who get elected think they’re there only to serve the interest groups clamoring for access to ever more tax dollars. It’s a problem at all levels of government. The personality…

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Medicaid: The Basics

By John Biver

Notes on Medicaid compiled from the Illinois Policy Institute, the Illinois Republican Senate Caucus, and news reports. From the Illinois Policy Institute: When individuals purchase health insurance or choose employee benefits, they make decisions…

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Yes, Illinois needs pension reform

By Bill Zettler

As printed in the Daily Herald: Give ’em a million, save a billion. That is my answer to Darwin Heide’s letter urging all of us to call Springfield and let them know how upset…

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