WHEATON - State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) isn't afraid to call it like she sees it, and over the weekend, she was frank on her Facebook page about the so-called "grand bargain" Democrat and Republican leaders are preparing to impose on the already over-burdened taxpayers stuck in Illinois.
"We need revolutionary reform," Ives writes. "Not a bargain with hostage takers."
Like Senator Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon) did last week on his Facebook page, Ives points to Senate leaders of both parties that have been scheming together for decades to set into place public policies that are devastating the state.
And, she says, these leaders are out of touch with taxpayers in Illinois.
"They operate in an environment controlled by lobbyists, crony capitalists, public sector unions, and weak-kneed legislators focused almost exclusively on their next election," she writes.
There are better ways, Rep. Ives wrote. She requested Illinois Review share her thoughts with our readers.