Kendall County Republican Central Committee members recently joined former Wheaton state Rep. Jeanne Ives in blasting certain elements of the state’s new $85 billion budget.
We are disgusted by it too,” the organization posted on its Facebook page after Ives expressed her displeasure with certain lawmakers being allowed to dole out up to $1.5 million in funding for pet projects in their districts as part of the plan.
“Crackpots spending our money on complete crony projects and junk science touting green energy, like putting up solar panels, and plowing down trees and pastures to do it,” the committee added. “Give us a break; how about just not taking our money? How about limited and responsible government? Thanks for being the voice of reason Jeanne Ives.”
Emboldened by their super-majority in Springfield, Illinois Policy Institute has reported that Democrats rammed through the overall $85 billion state budget within hours of finally making it publicly available. Once again, according to the institute, taxpayers were largely left holding the bag, with taxes on everything from motor fuel to vehicle registration fees (plus) cigarette taxes skyrocketing as part of the plan to generate funds needed to support increased spending.
All of the machinations have come at a price, the institute said, with Illinois owning the lowest credit rating of any state in the country while also owing billions of dollars in unpaid debt and the highest pension-debt-to-revenue ratio of all 50 states.