POWER HUNGRY LEFTIST GOVERNORS AND MAYORS PREPARE FOR NEW INEFFECTIVE, DESTRUCTIVE LOCKDOWNS

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Ill. Gov. Jay Robert “J. B.” Pritzker (D) and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) are planning new economy-crushing lockdowns because they are addicted to power and micromanaging peoples lives, according to Jim Tobin, president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“Pritzker and Lightfoot are killing the economies of Illinois and the City of Chicago,” said Tobin. “And the real tragedy is that lockdowns do not halt the progress of the COVID-19 virus. The virus is in the wild, which means it cannot be stopped. Only when the population reaches herd immunity, which is achievable only by being exposed to the virus or receiving a vaccine, will the pandemic end. All pandemics end with some type of herd immunity.”

“When even the WHO – hardly a pro-business organization – concedes lockdown orders don’t stop the spread of the virus – one might think that the case is closed,” stated the Issue #160 of the Unleash Prosperity Hotline. Nevertheless Pritzker, de Blasio, Newsom, Lightfoot and other leftist politicians continue to shut down the nation’s economy, including the celebration of Thanksgiving.

According to the newsletter, “Lockdowns are NOT associated with lower death rates. They are NOT associated with lower hospitalizations. Their only effect is to bankrupt small businesses and destroy millions of jobs.”

“Not only that,” said Tobin, but the 10 states with the strictest lockdown policies – I.e., New York, New Jersey, Illinois – still have substantially higher death rates than the 10 states with no or minimal lockdowns.”

“Lockdowns don’t work. It’s time to say ENOUGH! to these left-wing politicians. Open up the country and put people back to work and students back to school.”

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Pritzker Spins His Wheels At Taxpayer Expense

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Chicago – Evidence is beginning to mount that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is burning taxpayer dollars in an ineffectual fight against COVD-19.

While Pritzker’s promises to expand coronavirus testing looks good for the cameras, Pritzker is ignoring reality,” said Matthew Schultz, Executive Director of Taxpayers United of America. “No matter how much Pritzker spends on testing, the capacity to analyze tests has barely increased. Illinoisans are waiting weeks before finding out if they are positive or not, and by that point the test is useless.”

At the start of June, it was reported that Pritzker paid a premium of almost $500 million in taxpayer dollars on over 1 million coronavirus tests. However, by then the state of Illinois was already lagging behind the testing rate. As early as April 2nd Illinois was behind 29 other states in per capita testing.

“Governor Pritzker is disrespecting the billions of taxpayer dollars allotted to him on the federal level,” continued Schultz. “$500 million on useless tests, $286 million on tracking coronavirus patients well after the virus has run its course. It’s all a show to make it look like he is actually making a difference.”

“The Soviet style state lockdown Pritzker instituted, which has shuttered 5100 Illinois business, was a move of desperation due to state resource mismanagement and Pritzker’s inability to act quickly.  Remember, it was Pritzker’s party that lashed out against government anti-coronavirus measures as far back as January.”

Pritzker has blamed the federal government for his sluggishness to act by stating he was expecting more support from DC. What Pritzker has to remember, is that if he had managed Illinois better, he would have more resources to fight a crisis. Instead, Pritzker has given government employees $100 million in pay raises, and had so far refused to deal with the elephant in the room: the Illinois government pension crisis. Pritzker has chosen government employees and government retirees over the health of Illinois as a whole.”

“Even without common sense fiscal reform, Pritzker could be more pragmatic with the billion that has been entrusted to him by taxpayers. Instead of paying for useless testing, use resources to acquire additional masks and launch a campaign to wear masks. Convincing, but not forcing Illinoisans to use masks would significantly reduce the number of COVID cases, and would be a more efficient use of resources.”

BIDEN PROPOSED $4 TRILLION TAX INCREASE!

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“Joe Biden (D) is the proverbial crazy uncle families keep in the attic, away from view. Now he has been unleashed by the Democrat Party as the presumptive presidential candidate, and his economic agenda is truly frightening,” said Jim Tobin, economist and president of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“Uncle Joe may not always know what planet he is on, but he knows where the money is, and he plans to assail the hard-earned capital of workers and corporations, including small businesses that are hanging on by a thread during this punishing coronavirus lockdown.”

“Biden has released his so-called Buy America Plan, which in fact is a scheme to raise taxes by almost $4 trillion, according to Issue #69 of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity.”

“According to the report, ‘No tax agenda in modern history would do more to chase jobs and investment out of the United States than this sock it to the rich sophistry. It reverses virtually every tax cut under the Trump law, which gave us the lowest unemployment rate and highest income gains in 30 years, a surge in wealth and stock values, and attracted nearly $1 trillion of foreign capital to the United States.’ Biden’s plan would erase forty years of pro-growth progress in reducing tax rates.”

The report states that “Instead of lowering rates and eliminating tax loopholes, it raises tax rates to above 50% while carving out massive new tax loopholes (for example for green energy) for favored industries of Biden’s friends and financial supporters. It is a tax plan that will make tax accountants and Washington lobbyists rich.”

Biden’s new buddy, socialist Bernie Sanders, helped write the plan, calling it “most progressive tax plan since FDR.”

“Actually it’s worse than that,” said Tobin. “Let’s speak plain English and call Biden for what he is: not a ‘moderate’ but a left-wing fool whose strings are being pulled by the most radical wing of the Democrat Party.”

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