IL Freedom Caucus: Pritzker’s Bold Plan for Illinois is to Spend More Money We Don’t Have (Springfield, IL) — The Illinois Freedom Caucus is issuing the following statement on JB Pritzker’s second inauguration speech.
“Let’s be clear, JB. The people with signs in their yards reading ‘Fire Pritzker’ are not offering encouragement. They actually want to fire you, but nice try.
“They want to fire you because your policies led to the death of 36 veterans at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home. They want to fire you because your inept administration paid out $2 billion in fraudulent workers’ compensation claims and under your leadership, a convicted felon was appointed to the Prisoner Review Board and your DCFS agency has continued to facilitate the abuse of children.
“Your Administration has been marked by a decided lack of leadership and capability. Instead of identifying solutions to long-term problems such as skyrocketing property taxes and out of control pension costs, your idea of ‘bold’ leadership is to spend more money. Spending other people’s money is not leadership. Real leadership would be addressing the long-term problems of the state and putting aside the enormous power you have accrued by finally ending the endless emergency proclamations.
“But despite our differences, we strongly support enhancing and improving access to education in Illinois. This is why we support giving parents real choice in education. Parents of all economic backgrounds deserve the opportunity to have a real choice in where to send their children to school. We are ready and willing to work with you to help kids get access to quality education regardless of income level.
“You have an opportunity to bring our divided state together. We urge you to take that path instead of enacting policies you know will only create more divisions.”
The Illinois Freedom Caucus is comprised of State Representatives Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich); Chris Miller (R-Oakland); Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville); Blaine Wilhour (R-Beecher City) and Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur). The members of the Illinois Freedom Caucus are members of the Illinois General Assembly who are advocating for limited government, lower taxes and accountability and integrity in government.
IL Freedom Caucus: Pritzker’s Bold Plan for Illinois is to Spend More Money We Don’t Have