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Recent Wirepoints Originals

Illinois Treasurer Shoots Self In Foot Defending Activist Social Investing – Wirepoints Original

If you're going to claim that "socially responsible investing" is the right way to manage money, you might want to check the stock price before bragging about an example. Over $20 billion of shareholder value lost in an instant.

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Lakewood’s Serwatka shows what reform-oriented leadership could do for Illinois – Wirepoints Original

To see what a reform-oriented Illinois might look like under different state leadership, just look at the small village of Lakewood, Illinois. Since a new board was elected last year, the village has abolished its TIF, reduced the village’s property tax levy and even returned some tax dollars back to residents located in the terminated TIF.

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Wisconsin Foxconn handouts demonstrate peril of business “incentives” in Illinois – Wirepoints Original

Wisconsin's residents are now finding out that the price tag for the Foxconn deal is $4 billion, much higher than Wisconsin politicians originally advertised. That should serve as a warning to Illinoisans. In this state politicians like House Speaker Mike Madigan, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner pick winners and losers directly with taxpayer dollars.

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Recent Quicktakes

Chris Kennedy’s appalling response to Jeanne Ives – Quicktake

"We know the statistics — that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit...

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Sham panacea of progressive income tax starts getting exposed – Quicktake

There's a simple reason why Illinois Democratic candidates for governor don't get specific about the progressive income tax they all want: The numbers immediately...

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Can Illinois Democrats’ two-faced campaign strategy continue? – Quicktake

Which is it? 1) The sky isn't falling and there's nothing a tax increase won't fix, or 2) The sky is falling but it's...

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