A press release from Family PAC:
Family-PAC calls on Andersson to resign as assistant GOP minority leader and state representative
Paul Caprio, director of Family-PAC, today called on Steve Andersson (district 65) to resign as assistant GOP minority leader and his seat as state representative effective immediately.
“Andersson has betrayed not only the negotiating position of the house GOP caucus to achieve needed budget reforms, but has also betrayed the voters of his district who he falsely claims to be representing by supporting a 32 percent tax increase without any needed reform.”
“Steve Andersson is the 21st century Benedict Arnold of the Illinois GOP. “
Family-PAC has been making calls into key GOP legislative districts to support Governor Rauner’s veto of the tax increase.
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Meanwhile, Andersson made the Chicago Tribune story on the 32% income tax hike:
Andersson said he felt the vote was the responsible thing to do, evidenced by the fact that ratings agencies haven’t yet issued a downgrade.
“They have affirmed that this was the right vote to take,” he said.
So even if though (people) are outraged now, the reality is if we had not done what we did, the end game would have been worse and it would have been decades–decades–of recovery.”