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Illinois: a failed state

Writer and economist Stephen Moore, a native Illinoisan, writes that: * Nearly one of three state tax dollars in Illinois now goes to paying pensions for retired municipal and state employees. * The Illinois government recently announced that its treasury had insufficient funds to pay off the State’s lottery winners. * Illinois was the home …

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Democrats push for higher taxes while Republicans do not appear to be pushing for lower taxes

The two major American “political parties” are largely two sides of the same coin: they both trust and support expansive and intrusive government. Polling has consistently shown that American voters–often by supermajorities–view their own taxes as too high. See here. The average American, when asked, states that the U.S. government wastes 51 cents of every …

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