State Representative John Fritchey (D-11), wrote a short piece on his blog about “The Essay.” I am a big fan of John Fritchey for a variety of reasons. I like the transparency of his politics, as evidenced by his blog. He doesn’t hide from issues. I believe he will achieve higher office one day, sooner rather than later. I won’t speculate which offices, but there isn’t anything he can’t achieve, so that leaves it wide open.
Also, he is a strong proponent of HB 750, the funding of education bill. It is something that I am passionate about and an issue that I want the Reading on Walden Political Discussion Group take to the next level and beyond.
It’s really a simple issue. First, property taxes are “too damn high” and are paid by those that can least afford. A regressive tax. It can easily be replaced (and funding equalized by school district as mandated by the state of Illinois) by and increase in state income tax and possibly the state sales tax. Unfortunately, we have a governor that only pretends to care for children and education. The President of the Senate, Emil Jones, is not much further behind the Governor. Jones is blindly following the Governor. Jones is being “disingenuous,” which Merriam-Webster defines as “lacking in candor giving a false appearance of simple frankness.”
The only hope is Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.