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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Here’s a popular tax increase Illinois would do well to emulate
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Now that Illinois is finally joining the parade of states with enlightened policies regarding same-sex marriage (see HERE), it would behoove politicians and voters in the Prairie State to also emulate other sensible approaches on certain social matters.

Consider, for example, a situation in which a sizable tax increase is actually popular among ordinary folks.

History shows that in most locales, tax referendums (or is it “referenda”?) are not easy to sell to voters. Even the most justifiable tax hikes usually face iffy prospects when the issue is left up to the electorate.

Hence, it’s big news when a ...

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