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Biden Celebrates Amtrak Boondoggle To Plug $2.3 Trillion Infrastructure Boondoggle

“It is fitting that President ‘Uncle Joe’ Biden chose Amtrak’s 50th anniversary celebration to plug his proposed $2.3 trillion ‘infrastructure’ proposal,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “Amtrak is the gift that keeps on taking. It’s like going to the store and paying $1,000 for a jar of honey. The product is sweet, but the cost is horrendous.”

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Illinois Among States Least Preferred For Doing Business By CEO Ranking

“When it comes to the three criteria CEOs tell us they value most in site selection—tax policy (37 percent rank it first), regulatory climate (35 percent) and talent availability (25 percent)—Texas and Florida outclass all comers,” according to Chief Executive magazine. As Kathy Mussio of Atlas Insight put it, speaking of Florida, “Sunshine, low taxes, Covid openness: What talent wouldn’t want to move there? You can save enough in taxes…to make a down payment on a house in Florida.”

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THEY NEVER LEARN: SIN TAXES CREATE MORE SINNERS

A Democrat state representative in Maine has introduced a bill that would double the excise tax on cigarettes to $4.00 a pack. Due to Maine law, all other tobacco products would also be subject to a 100 percent rate increase.

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CHICAGO ABANDONS STUDENTS… ITS FUTURE

In a long history of mismanagement, Chicago bureaucrats have done nearly everything possible to destroy the most magnificent city in the mid-west. Now its future is on the chopping block.

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DESPITE HARSH RESTRICTIONS, ILLINOIS COVID19 DEATH RATE HIGHER THAN ALL NEIGHBORING STATES

“Illinois Governor Jay Robert ‘J. B.’ Pritzker, probably the most incompetent governor in the history of the state, is crushing Illinois small businesses with his Draconian lockdown measures,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayer Education Foundation (TEF). “Yet, despite being the10th most restrictive state, Illinois’ COVID-19 death rate is higher than all of its neighbors.”