Meanwhile in Illinois: “As the value of their homes decline, and as property taxes keep increasing, devouring the equity in their homes, serfs (i.e. Illinois taxpayers) pay and pay for these public worker contracts”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
The Chicago teachers strike and property taxpayers and the road to serfdom
by John Kass
October 18, 2019

…And just who are the serfs in Illinois? The property taxpayers, who are the serfs of the new Democratic machine. Because we serfs live to serve the masters, don’t we? Powerful public workers unions are the spine of this new machine. And Democratic politicians rely on votes from public unions to get elected. It’s a symbiotic relationship. Just ask Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle or state House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Public contracts for union votes. It all works out for both sides. But who pays ?The property taxpaying serfs….READ MORE

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