When we were at the Independence Hall gift shop, I saw this quote from Benjamin Franklin:
“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.“
I was thinking of that quote when I wrote about the irresponsibility of Illinois Democrats stripping $50 million a year from state sales tax revenue with an annual Sales Tax Holiday for back to school clothes.
Although this was proposed by McHenry County Democrat Jack Franks, he didn’t send out a press release bragging about its getting signed.
How atypical of Franks not to try to gain the limelight.
Maybe he realizes what might be a good idea in good times is not now.