Category Archives: Burlington

Tens of Thousands Flee Illinois over Taxes

Will citizens now flee Burlington over high property taxes too?

Click here: Illinois is losing more citizens every year than nearly every other state. The biggest reason is because the state is simply taxing them out of their homes. Even the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board says it no longer makes any sense to live in Illinois. A Chicago couple who moved out of state said the move gave them back an amazing 25 percent of their income that would no longer be lost to property taxes. So, how is the Illinois state’s legislature reacting to the tens of thousands of constituents leaving every year over high taxes? Well, legislators are proposing a massive tax hike, naturally.

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Dispelling Claims by Farm Subsidy Proponents

Click here: Agricultural special interests try to make it sound as though touching even one farm subsidy—regardless of how unreasonable the subsidy is—will be the end of agriculture as we know it. Using scare tactics, they will assert wild claims without any support, or they will cherry-pick data to provide a misleading picture. For example, they often point to declines from record or near-record highs. The following provides answers to some common claims made by the special interests.
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FBI Acknowledges Life-Saving Abilities of Armed Citizens

Click here: FBI report states, “Armed and unarmed citizens engaged the shooter in 10 [of the 50 active shooter] incidents. They safely and successfully ended the shootings in eight of those incidents. Their selfless actions likely saved many lives. The enhanced threat posed by active shooters and the swiftness with which active shooter incidents unfold support the importance of preparation by law enforcement officers and citizens alike.”
Click here for FBI 18-page report