Econ/Tax/Spend/Big Govt

The state’s budget solution is simple — the ledger must balance

By John Biver

Last week we noted Congressman Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap for America’s Future” and suggested that it’s time for Illinois Republican leaders to draft a “Roadmap for Illinois’ Future.”

The mathematics is simple. You can’t spend more than you take in. In fact, you have to spend less than you take in so there’s something left over to service the debt.

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National Debt Closes In On $13 Trillion

National Debt Closes In On $13 Trillion

By John Biver

Those of us who suffer from triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number “13,” have nearly a trillion reasons to be afraid, very afraid in the next few days. During this period, the debt of the United States will exceed $13 trillion dollars for the first time in the nation’s history.

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We’re Number 47!

By John Biver

Here is how the press release from the American Legislative Exchange Council begins: Washington, D.C. – As states face their toughest budgetary climates in a generation, the authors of a new report by the…

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Obama’s ‘New Normal’ Is Unacceptable

By John Biver

The following excellent compilation was put together by the Republican National Committee: “As Unemployment Rises, White House Waves White Flag On Creating Jobs While Pushing Job-Killing, European-Style Agenda.”

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More evidence that excessive state government taxing and spending kills jobs

By John Biver

The Democratic Party’s nominee – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn – wants to raise your taxes. A lot of state employees also want your taxes raised. A bunch of them gathered in Springfield last week to chant – I didn’t see any of the video but I’m assuming it was like a real life Saturday Night Live skit. The Chicago-based news satire website The Onion made fun of them.

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