Raising Taxes Will Not Lead to Success

More Talk on Taxes The Legislature may not be in session but the talk about the state budget and taxes continues. The non-partisan Illinois Policy Institute released a report on how state government can get its fiscal house in order so to allow the 2011 state income tax increase begin its scheduled rollback beginning January […]

How and why ‘shifting’ became the new ‘taxing’

A little more than a decade ago, the state of Illinois hit a critical mass. Illinois hit a magical point on the spreadsheet wherein taxing more led to less revenue for government instead of more. The memory of Ben Stein’s dry monotone voice explaining the Laffer Curve in the 1980s classic movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day […]

Verschoore/Quinn Tax Increase a Jobs Killer

For Immediate Release September 20th, 2012 Contact: Neil Anderson (563) 484-0110 neil@electneil.com                                                                  Verschoore/Quinn Tax Increase a Jobs Killer Moline, IL – Neil Anderson, candidate […]

WGN’s “Pension Games” special defines the problem; Now we must focus on REAL Reform

Recently, WGN broadcasted a special called “Pension Games” highlighting the massive debt crisis we face in Illinois.  The first half of the special focused on how our massive pension debt was created – the highest in the country.  The latter half of the special featured an on-set rebuttal from Governor Quinn and a panel including […]

Obama Tells Entrepreneurs “You Didn’t Build” Your Business

That sound you hear is silence—as millions of small business owners and entrepreneurs were left speechless this weekend from President Obama’s latest insult. The slap in the face to hard-working Americans conveyed Obama’s belief that it takes a village—a heavily subsidized village—to create that venture you’re profiting from.  Obama pushed his policy goals of infrastructure […]

Cook taxpayers on the hook for $140 billion in debt

Cook County taxpayers are not only on the hook for their share of the state debt, but also for $140 billion in local debt. Cook County taxpayers collectively are on the hook for more than $140 billion in pension, construction and other debt that’s been run up by the county and its 553 local governments. […]

Taxes Add a Staggering Amount per Gallon to Price at the Pump

  With thoughts of travel by car to favored vacation destinations, escalating gas prices are eating up more and more of our discretionary income that otherwise might be used for eating out, recreational purposes, or purchasing items at big box stores, etc. Recently the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI), published an article by Amanda Griffin-Johnson, senior […]

So you think you’re free?

So you think you’re free? Thanks to big government spending and exploding debt, the United States — and indeed the world — is less economically free today than it was a year ago, according to the 18th annual Index of Economic Freedom, released yesterday by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. Click here to read […]

2012 Presidential Candidate Tax Plan Comparison

Confused about the proposed tax reform from each of the presidential candidates?  Be confused no more.  Americans for Tax Reform has compiled a single chart that covers the essential differences between each candidate’s plans. Click here to read this article from Americans for Tax Reform.

Population Exodux means Loss of $26 Billion In Taxable Income for IL

the Illinois Policy Institute reports that Illinois has lost 366,616 taxpaying households, or 806,054 people, to other states since 1995.  This means the state lost an average of one resident every 10 minutes, and in 2009 alone, more than 40,000 people moved to other states. Read the story from CBS Chicago by clicking here. Click here […]