The state of Illinois is a really good example as to what happens when liberalism takes over. While a good part of the state is conservative, rural, and rooted in traditional beliefs, Chicago and the other population centers are extremely liberal, and have all of the problems. We’ve all heard for years about the gun violence in Chicago, even with some of the strictest gun laws in the nation. Of course, the snowflakes there would never admit that the laws are being broken! They just need more laws! That’ll fix ’em.
Of course, when you take a look at the state as a whole, there are a myriad of problems caused basically by Chicago. The nation’s third largest city is throwing the state into bankruptcy, and is hurting it’s reputation. And Illinois residents are fed up and moving. In fact, the population dropped by over 30,000 this year alone according to Census Bureau estimates. Why the drop? People are fed up over the taxes. High property taxes, high income taxes, all sorts of sales taxes etc. are killing Illinois. And the big problem is that the governments there for years have been corrupted by politicians who had their own welfare in mind rather than others (think of Barack Obama, Rod Blagojevich, George Ryan, Dan Rostenkowski, Mel Reynolds, and Dan Walker to name a few).
People are just fed up with Illinois. The state teeters on the brink of fiscal solvency, and their only escape seems to be to challenge New York and California for the nation’s highest tax rates. But even that won’t help. The exodus from Chicago proper is stunning, but now it’s starting from downstate as well. And that is exactly what liberalism (even with a Republican Governor) will do for you!
Take a look at the cities and states that are in fiscal trouble around our country. Detroit, Michigan has been run for as long as I’ve been alive by Democrats. New York City can pretty much boast the same thing…oh, there have been the occasional Republican mayor there, but they’re more of the Rockefeller Republican (or the McCain Republican) mold, not TRUE Republicans. Then you’ve got states like California, which when you take out San Francisco and Los Angeles are pretty conservative. With those two behemoth cities, they reek of liberalism…and they are in trouble because of it. The same goes for Illinois. The Governor there may be GOP, but the rest of the state legislature is pure snowflake.
It is just one more shining example of how liberalism doesn’t work, never has worked, and never will work. And all the left can do is throw up the occasional city or state that got in trouble with a Republican Governor or Mayor. They can’t defend the statement their way of thinking doesn’t work, because it’s as true as the sun rising in the east. There is no counter argument for it. And there never will be. That’s why, the American public is drawn to the “everything is free” mentality liberals throw out, but eventually leave when they find the enormous cost of liberalism. No country on earth can afford it!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!