How should we discern if we should trust the Illinois Legislators referendum to only tax the rich?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Ken Griffin: Why I oppose the graduated income tax, gave his reasons why which include this statement.

The corruption that grips our state is a folly known nationwide. Six Illinois governors have been charged with crimes. Illinois is the second-most corrupt state in the nation and its business environment has been ranked among the worst in the country.

An Illinois Policy article includes this statement.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “fair tax,” which gives state lawmakers the power to decide what is fair and who to tax. So far, the possibilities include taxing retirees, double or even triple taxing the same income, imposing city income taxes and other creative ways to try to squeeze more from taxpayers and the state economy.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient wisdom proverb and give a comparison referendum as an example of how Illinois reform proposals change after they are approved.  Interested Illinois voters can then decide if they should trust eliminating the Illinois Constitution present tax restrictions on everyone including retirees.

King Solomon

 “You simpletons!” she (Wisdom) cries. “How long will you go on being fools? How long will you scoff at wisdom and fight the facts? (Proverb 1:22)

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;(Proverb 3:5)

What’s My Point?

Frankly, King Solomon wealth and power was derived mainly by taxation which after his death led to his Kingdom becoming divided.

Sadly, the wisest man in the world wrote thousands of proverbs and verses of advice on every subject and issue in life, but when it came to trust in leaders on the subject of trust and taxation, his only advice was to Trust in the Lord,  

My point is when it comes to trusting King Solomon’s wisdom on taxation it is lame. As for trusting Illinois Legislators on taxation, all I can offer voters in information based on the articles for voters to decide if they should trust their legislator’s “plans” how the funds legalized marijuana funds were allocated.

In My Opinion,

I wrote a post that explains how the facts based on referendum to pass legalized marijuana under the present Illinoi legislators was worded.

“In the event marijuana is legalized, should the city of Chicago appropriate revenue from the sale of marijuana to increase funding for Chicago Public Schools and for mental health services?”

After the referendum passed, the amount allocated to school funding was 2 percent for education, and 20% to mental health services and substance abuse programs.

In my opinion, legalized marijuana is going to increase more substance abuse and result in the need for more than what will be collected in the 20 percent derived from sale of recreational marijuana.

If Interested,

Read the Source Links below

You Decide

If after reading the articles, do you trust that in the near future, by changing the Illinois Constitution to line out the wording that places limitations on taxing powers is wise or foolish based on trusting it will not affect them with higher taxes in the future?

If after reading the articles, in my opinion, how is it possible to trust any Illinois Legislator Plans when it comes to removing tax limitations Constitutional protections?

Did perhaps King Solomon have taxation on his mind when wrote the advice to only “Trust in the Lord” because his own lame excuses on taxation?”

Source Links

Chicago Tribune – Ken Griffin


Illinois Policy = Pritzker’s Fair Tas

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