Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 27

Sunday's Tribune editorial on Medicaid

A Sunday Tribune editorial on Medicaid claims those who voted “No” have no right to vote “Yes” for more money for schools or public safety.

Maybe it would be a good idea if Jack Franks really does withdraw from his race for State Representative.

I remember the vote he cast against Medicaid Reform back in 2012.

The Chicago Tribune ran an editorial about the vote in which it pointed out if legislators wanted more money for schools or public safety, “Then you want Medicaid and pension reforms.”

But Franks is still on the ballot for State Representative, plus County Board Chairman.

Sunday, May 15th, Gonigam reported this about Franks not running for both offices:

“Franks qualified that saying he’d give up the Rep. race if the Committee can pick another candidate who’s both ‘electable’ and holds a political outlook consistent with his own.”

Has Jack Franks filed a Withdrawal of Candidacy statement yet?

Check whether Franks has filed the form yet, by clicking here.


Jack Franks Still Running for State Rep. – Part 27 — 20 Comments

  1. Add hiking Medicaid benefits to the list of hiking public sector pension benefits and hiking public sector retiree healthcare benefits.

    It is almost impossible to run a state into financial chaos more than Jack Franks and most the rest of the Illinois General Assembly has managed.

    Hiking benefits when existing benefits were unaffordable was a way of life.

    An organizational culture of financial mismanagement with taxpayers on the hook.

  2. Mark – Pretty disgusting you are opposed to increasing healthcare funding to poor people.

  3. @moderate

    In case you haven’t noticed, Illinois is really, really broke.

    I have no respect for anyone who votes for budget busting new spending and then tries to position himself as a tax fighter.

    If he wants to play Santa Claus, he should at least have the guts to put his own fingerprints on the tax increases that will be required by his largesse.

  4. Billy Bob? You’re talking to a progressive, word-bomb throwing, attack puppet.

    Good luck with that and your patience of Job.

  5. Moderate,

    Unless it is completely free to poor people, they can’t afford BO care.

    Tell me where in the constitution it is the government’s responsibility to provide free health care to everyone.

    If you liberals had not promised to provide every wish of everyone in the world for free, some things MIGHT be able to be provided.

    But your president has rolled up more debt than all previous presidents combined.

    Illinois is neat bankrupt at the hands of liberals And madigan’s machine for over 30 years, and Jacki’s failures for 9 terms while he seeks a 10th term to continue his lackluster career.

    You and your liberals have removed all the blood from the national and state turnip.

    You have no one to.

    Blame but yourselves

  6. Liberals are not progressive.

    They are regressive.

    They use that term to imply that which is untrue about them.

    The supported slavery, they fight against minorities right to vote.

    They fought against women’s right to vote.

    They support planned parenthood which was started to keep the black population in check .

    They also supported the KKK.

    I do not call that progressive

  7. I don’t either, John, but the word pregressive has been usurped and it actually means communist manifesto touting. That is why I used it. I guess I fell for their ploy.

    You are absolutely right; and we must take our language back.

    No more rainbow bravo sierra with them reconstructing our language.

    Thanks for the correction.

  8. There’s nothing disgusting about a state budgeting within its means to pay and passing fiscally sustainable legislation.

    Quite the opposite.

    And there are plenty of poor people who agree with that philosophy.

    If the case can be made to hike Medicaid, and the money is available to fund the hikes, and the legislators are transparent in the legislation, fine, hike Medicaid.

    But that’s not what happens in Illinois.

    Illinois is hide and seek, kick the can, catch me if you can.

    Which is disgusting.

  9. I’m not even going to address Cindy or John.

    Cindy believes that Ghandi is in hell, so trying to have an adult conversation with that old nut bag isn’t possible.

    And John’s hard is so far up his ass if he thinks I support the KKK


    I agree. With wanting to have a Balanced budget.

    I agree with wanting to have a we’ll run state.

    And I’m thankful you took the high road separate from the two Trump loving clowns above and enagaged me in a civil discussion.

    I take issue to the fact that the most disadvantaged in our society tend to lose the most when it comes to cutting costs.

    Look at Kansas right now as an example.

    I shun the idea that having a race to the bottom is good government.

    You know what we ought to do?

    Raise taxes in millionaires which NONE of us in this blog are.

    We should then use that money to support social service programs that do good to actually help people.

    That’s a government’s responsibility.

    I used to work with kids that were in Medicaid and needed Medicaid benefits to receive care for mental and emotional trauma.

    If those kids don’t get the care they need when they are going – GUESS WHAT?!

    You are paying for them to occupy a cell one day.

    Pre-k education, kindergarten, free lunch programs, Medicaid, are all cornerstone parts of a well run, equitable soceity and if it were lucrative and profitable, businesses would have already done it and done it better.

    But it’s not.

    And it’s sure as hell not A Santa Claus pipedream like some, unChristian, commenter said above.

    Mark, we may not agree on the role of government, but can we at least agree that it’s role is to protect the most vulnerable, like my family member in Medicaid who has dementia and needs that program to survive – can we agree on that?

  10. Government’s responsiblity is NOT to help you!!!!!

    Does anyone ever read a history book anymore?

    A dictionary?

    The purpose of government is to preserve liberty.


    Liberty would mean you are totally free to do whatever you like.

    You are free to help ANYONE ANYWHERE at ANY TIME.

    Don’t try to saddle me with your ideas about philanthrophy!

    Communist ideas like yours are not welcome in the real world where real people try to live real lives.

  11. Ok Cindy. Keep on believing Martin Luther King Jr. was the Anti-Christ

  12. Matching a specific tax revenue to a specific government expense (Millionaires for Medicaid) adds budget complexity, does not address Medicaid waste and fraud, and does not address the previously mentioned problems.

    That strategy has been attempted in the past.

    Lotto for Public Education resulted in Lotto funds replacing existing funds which were diverted elsewhere.

    We are in an epic battle of Taxpayer v IGM (Illinois Government Machine).

  13. Moderate?

    Your inane jabberwocky spewed from both sides of your mouth (and other sundry orifices) does nothing to further reality.

    The whole world is on fire and the human race is in grave danger, yet you blather on.

    Either step up to the plate or get out of the way!

    There are people here seriously working on bettering situations for humanity to survive.

    Maybe you would better understand yur own limited language.

    You are BORING!

  14. Thirty-five cents.

    And it has done wonders for that amount of investment back in 1961. If you are investing,

    I suggest you purchase a dictionary first. (Since by your own admission you stated that you have no idea what anything means.)

  15. I know who you are now, Cindy; thanks for telling me to go buy a dictionary.

    I did and saw your picture next the entry “provincial.”

  16. LOL

    Too bad you are using the word inaccurately.

    But you did make me laugh.

  17. The statement of the month:

    The whole world is on fire and the human race is in grave danger.

    Well said Cindy!

  18. You sure are a special brand of pond scum Cindy

    Provincial – noun

    2. an inhabitant of the regions outside the capital city of a country, especially when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded.

    I can’t believe you were a teacher

  19. You can’t believe anything.

    Your head is too full of things that are emotional lies. You are a hateful, despicable loser.

    Now, I am not laughing. Couldn’t leave it at the laugh, could you?

    And you would have no idea what libray science would be, would you? My specialty when I taught school.

    You just lost your last chance with stupid antics.

    The world is on fire and no one is coming to save you because you are too stupid to see when you have gone over the edge.

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