Now that Illinois is finally joining the parade of states with enlightened policies regarding same-sex marriage (see HERE), it would behoove politicians and voters in the Prairie State to also emulate other sensible approaches on certain social matters.


Consider, for example, a situation in which a sizable tax increase is actually popular among ordinary folks.


History shows that in most locales, tax referendums (or is it “referenda”?) are not easy to sell to voters. Even the most justifiable tax hikes usually face iffy prospects when the issue is left up to the electorate.


Hence, it’s big news when a ...

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Now that Illinois is finally joining the parade of states with enlightened policies regarding same-sex marriage (see HERE), it would behoove politicians and voters in the Prairie State to also emulate other sensible approaches on certain social matters.

Consider, for example, a situation in which a sizable tax increase is actually popular among ordinary folks.

History shows that in most locales, tax referendums (or is it “referenda”?) are not easy to sell to voters. Even the most justifiable tax hikes usually face iffy prospects when the issue is left up to the electorate.

Hence, it’s big news when a ...

Read more