The man running for take State Rep. Mike Tryon’s seat–Alan Skillicorn–is challenging his Democratic Party opponent–Nancy Zetler–to pledge not to support Mike Madigan for House Speaker, if she is elected.
Not much chance of that, considering so-called “Independent” Democrat Jack Franks voted for Madigan nine times.
In any event, here is Skillicorn’s press release:
Skillicorn challenges Zettler to sign pledge to not support Mike Madigan for Speaker of the House
Illinois’ budget has been out of balance since 2001. The unfunded pension liability, a giant tax hike down the road, has soared to over $100 Billion. All under Speaker Mike Madigan’s watch, who has been Speaker for 31 years and held office for 45 years.
“For 45 years Speaker Mike Madigan has been shifting power and tax money to the Chicago Machine while the rest of the state crashes.
“I pledge that I will not be the decisive, veto over-riding, vote for Speaker Madigan.
“No way, no how!”
Skillicorn continues, “My opponent wants you to believe she’s independent of Mike Madigan. If that’s true, she will sign a pledge to oppose Mike Madigan as Speaker of the House. The proof is in the pledge!”
What is this struggle really about?
Speaker Madigan wants more.
It’s about whether Illinois can continue the trifecta of higher spending, higher taxes and higher debt.
The governing methods with which Speaker Madigan sustains his loyal politicians, lobbyists, and other political parasites are complicated, but their goal is universally simple.
Speaker Mike Madigan wants more of our money.