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debtsor
1 year ago

Does anyone even read sun-times editorials? Hahahaha print media trying to adapt to a digital age, and still, few even care.

nixit
1 year ago

“Should Illinois close its public universities? Should it slash state aid to public schools, abandoning school districts for poor kids that have little property wealth to tax?”

Um, we’re spending over $3B per year on higher ed. How exactly would some cuts shut down the entire system? And there will be no abandoning poor school districts. Rather, the state would abandon the suburban school entirely (they’re already dangerously close), thereby enraging voters already spending well over $10,000 in property taxes.

nixit
1 year ago

“nobody is seriously arguing that the extra $3.4 billion in revenue would solve all the state’s financial problems, certainly not in short order. The point is to move in the right direction…”

“Move” LOL. They’re admitting this is just the start and that all rates will be raised immediately after passage. Can’t believe they printed that. Way to tip your hand, CFL.

NB-Chicago
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Mark–these are the folk st list as thier editorial board (seem like lightweights?). But this piece seems like it could have been writen by miller or cfl itself..back in 2017 when new ‘coalition’ took over st they promised a firewall between editorial writers and cfl. Who knows,,artical seems aimed at you, wp, ipi, and the few of us–why are they so concerned if tax is such a great idea??
https://chicago.suntimes.com/editorials

MikeH
1 year ago
Reply to  NB-Chicago

Classic FUD strategy. Also, I seem to recall reading once that Boss Mike has a sizable interest in the CST. Any truth to that?

nixit
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Glennon

Miller’s writing style is passive-aggressive. If you’re the type to toe the company line and thus already inclined to buy what he’s indirectly selling, he can be persuasive.