It’s time to launch a taxpayer revolt in Illinois

By The Madison County Record | Oct 24, 2018


Career politicians like to talk about “sustainability,” which is really just a pretext for government officials interfering in the affairs of average citizens and presuming to tell us how to live our daily lives: what kind of cars we should drive, how high or low we should set the thermostats in our homes, whether we should barbecue in our own backyards or not, and on and on. It seems like nothing we do is too insignificant for them to criticize, tax, and regulate.

None of these personal decisions is any of their business, but that doesn’t stop the meddling. Ironically, there is one area under the purview of government officials that cries out for sustainability: government spending. This is the one area they’re loath to apply the concept to.

They’re always ready to raise taxes but that doesn’t solve the problem in the long run, because government spending almost always exceeds revenue. When taxes go up, government spending goes up at a faster rate.

Eventually, citizens and business owners get tired of being soaked and start relocating to states that apply the concept of sustainability to the government. The states that drive people away see the tax bases diminish, so taxes are raised again, and the cycle of destruction continues.

In Illinois, it’s time for a taxpayer revolt. A good place to start would be the “Taxpayer Revolt Rally” in Collinsville on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

“This really stemmed more out of what listeners are [asking] me: 'What can we do?'” says the rally organizer, FM 97.1 conservative talk show host Annie Frey. “People feel hopeless, but they are eager to save their state.”

Frey says the event will send a message to politicians considering a one percent statewide property tax hike, a vehicle mileage tax, and a progressive income tax system.

Some Illinois politicians think we’re revolting, so we might as well revolt. Join forces with fellow “deplorables” at the rally.

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