I am just getting frustrated with law makers that make laws that DON'T help us, raising taxes on income and businesses then spending the money they perceive will arrive, not realizing the simple formula more money = spend more, less money = spend less, putting IL deeper in dept. Illinois businesses are now heading out of state, where we once had thriving companies in Illinois they are flooding to bordering states.
One good example is the coggins test. The state of IL is raising the cost by $15.00 for each one almost doubling their existing charge and they are REQUIRING this test on every horse but... the vets are now sending the bloodwork to Oklahoma where the cost of the test remains the same. So the state instead of gaining $15.00 on every horse in the state of IL will lose even the money this test had been bringing in. STUPID, WHO MAKES THESE STUPID DECISIONS?
OK American People I don't usually pass on my own political views but below are a few ideas for congress (WHAT SHOULD BE).
No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while
in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators,
so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.