Madigan's New Solution
- Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan declared Wednesday that the state income tax rate should be raised back to at least 5 percent to help balance the state's out-of-whack finances.
In doing so, Madigan potentially gave new life to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's argument that Democrats are to blame for the stalemate in Springfield because they're intent on only raising taxes to dig out of the state budget deficit. That's likely to be a GOP attack point in next year's House and Senate campaigns as Republicans try to cut into significant Democratic majorities.
It's a "one solution fits all!" typical of democrats nationwide. First claim you can't tax your way to prosperity, then proceed to raise taxes on everyone, hopefully to make your family/business connections prosper.
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