Thursday, December 27, 2018

The ILL-inois exodus continues

Illinois bicentennial flag on
Meanwhile, every state in the Midwest, including longtime laggards Kansas and South Dakota, are gaining population.

What does ILL-inois have that these other states don't? One-party Democratic rule by state party boss and the state House speaker for over 30 years, Michael Madigan of Chicago, who will remain the most powerful politician in Illinois even though the Land of Mary Todd Lincoln Spending will have a Democrat governor in a few weeks.

From the Chicago Tribune editorial by way of Sauk
When he takes office in January, Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker will have fewer constituents than he might have expected. Unfortunately, he’ll also have fewer constituents working and paying taxes to support Illinois’ state and local governments. Every time a worker departs, the tax burden on those of us who remain grows.

The release last week of new census data about Illinois was alarming: Not only has the flight of residents continued for a fifth straight year, but the population loss is intensifying. This year’s estimated net reduction of 45,116 residents is the worst of these 5 losing years.

This is terrible news for House Speaker Michael Madigan and his cronies who in recent decades have steered the Illinois General Assembly toward higher taxes, rising public debt and anti-business policies that discourage employers from locating, expanding or just keeping their workforces here. Residents fed up with the economic climate here are heading for less taxaholic, jobs-friendlier states.

The new numbers confront Democrats who’ve run the Legislature – and who keep raising taxes – with realities they’ll wiggle to explain but can’t deny: As the nation’s population expands, the populations of Illinois and eight other states are declining. On their watch, an Illinois once revered as a land of opportunity now is in decline.
Illinois' bicentennial celebration has turned into a wake.

The Illinois Democratic Party is Michael Madigan. Michael Madigan is the Illinois Democratic Party.

When you vote Democratic in Illinois you are voting for Michael Madigan.

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