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Rep. Franks: Meet me in the middle, quit punishing taxpayers with "destructive shared delusion"

Sep 29, 2015

Close corporate loopholes, fix property taxes for middle ground, says Rep. Franks

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Remarkably, despite the urgency of the state’s financial crisis, the Chicago Cubs could be hoisting a World Series trophy before Illinois has a real budget.

I can’t fault Democrats for opposing severe cuts to services, and I stand alongside many of my Republican colleagues in opposing higher taxes; like the people I represent, I believe that with hard work and compromise, we can find a more balanced approach. What troubles me is that instead of seeking this middle ground, both sides have come to agree on a destructive…

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