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Thinking Illinois might be doomed

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Thinking Illinois might be doomed

Illinois has one of the highest business tax rates in the nation, one of the highest income tax rates in the nation, the highest gas tax rates in the nation, one of the highest sales tax rates in the nation, and, on average, one of the highest real estate tax rates in the nation.

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Yet Illinois is in the worst financial condition of any state in the nation. This is the result of over 30 years of consistent control of the state congress by the Democratic Party. It demonstrates that we don't have a tax problem -- we have a spending problem. Now we have a president and an administration and a very powerful senator who are all Democrats and who have stated several times that Illinois is the model upon which they wish to fashion the whole country. They are proceeding with these plans at a rapid pace.

If we, as a people, do not come to our senses and get these people out of office, the whole country will soon be as broken as is Illinois, and then everyone suffers regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, religion or current economic status. I am beginning to think we are doomed.

John Noll

Naperville

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