Government leaders conveniently forget the money they are spending comes from hard working Illinoisians. The government needs to live by the same standards as we do. We cannot spend more money than we have, and the people of Illinois sent a clear message by rejecting Governor Pritzker’s progressive tax in 2020.
Tony stands with taxpayers by refusing to support unbalanced state budgets, tax increases, or legislative pay increases. Decades of reckless spending, borrowing, sweeping agency funds, shortchanging education, and pension payments brought us to this place today. Failing to address the inefficiencies in government only prolongs taxpayers subsidizing more bloated budgets, eventually leading to reduced services.
Tony firmly believes in a common sense and transparent budgeting process. Crafting budgets behind closed doors and requiring a vote without sufficient time to review it is a disserve to taxpayers.