More Ridicule for Jack Franks

Friday, I ran a post on how Rich Miller of Capitol Fax made fun of Jack Franks for introducing another bill that has no chance of passage.

The bill in question was his to eliminate sales tax on gasoline.

Franks did not say what $779 million he would cut from the budget.

The same day, The Illinois Observer, run by a former Press Secretary for the Illinois Democratic Party, took on a Franks’ bill.

The article takes aim at the one the Northwest Herald presented as a big deal, his bill to change assessing rules, which his opponent, Steve Reick, says are mostly law already:

Jack Franks

Jack Franks

“Prospects for Franks’ bill reaching the governor’s desk and becoming law are uncertain.

“Of Franks’ 57 introduced bills this year, only four have been signed into law, and one was vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn.

“’This is just a press release bill,’ said one long-time Springfield lobbyist.

“’It’s just Jack being Jack.

“He has a Republican opponent in 2014.””

The article mentions that Franks has a Republican opponent this year, Steve Reick.

Read his critique of Franks’ bill here.


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More Ridicule for Jack Franks — 2 Comments

  1. Love the rhetoric, Cal, don’t you?

    Steve:“Prospects for Franks’ bill reaching the governor’s desk and becoming law are uncertain.

    Me: Prospects of bills being passed are always uncertain. There is no certainty in politics.

    Steve: “Of Franks’ 57 introduced bills this year, only four have been signed into law, and one was vetoed by Governor Pat Quinn.

    Me: Actually, that’s pretty good. Look at the records of other politicians other than Culerton and Madigan, most don’t have more than 5 to 10 bills pass.

    Steve:“’This is just a press release bill,’ said one long-time Springfield lobbyist.

    Me: Yeah, ok buddy, like you wouldn’t do the same if you were in office. Quit complaining about the candidate and start complaining about the system – that’s the real problem. Steve’s argument is red herring.

    Steve: “’It’s just Jack being Jack.

    Me: How adult like? Name calling and minimization of over 19 years in politics from a Rep who is overwhelmingly voted in every year. And all this from a newcomer who hasn’t lived in McHenry County that long to know what Jack being Jack really means, like, oh i don’t know, fighting for property tax relief, being the lone whistelblower in the Democratic party against Blago…. hey, how about uncovering the Metra Scandal.

    But that’s just Jack being Jack, of course.

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