Lying Jack Franks Newspaper Insert

Lying Jack Franks used the following to try to influence newspaper readers to vote for him:

Lying Jack Franks is counting on argument from authority to convince voters to cast a ballot for him. The authority? Newspaper editorials.

Lying Jack Franks is counting on argument from authority to convince voters to cast a ballot for him. The authority? Newspaper editorials.  Note the Tribune and Northwest Herald newspaper editorial writers did not figure out that Lying Jack Franks has based his campaign on convincing people that he will cut people’s entire property tax bills by 10%.  And the Daily Herald has no clue how little power the new McHenry County Board Chairman will have with no vote and no veto power.  That’s probably because they don’t cover McHenry County government anymore.

Although the fraudulent “Cut 10” logo still appears on the literature, it is almost too small to see.

The lie continues to be stated below the logo, however:  “Jack will reform government and cut county property taxes by 10%.”

More and more people are realizing that the County Board Chairman has no power to cut school, park, library, fire protection district, etc., taxes.

The other side of the insert is a small version of the latest Jack Franks sign–the “Tax Fighter” one.

Note that the "Tax Fighter" does not have the "Cut 10" logo.

Note that the “Tax Fighter” side does not have the “Cut 10” logo.

This piece was also passed out at train stations.


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Lying Jack Franks Newspaper Insert — 6 Comments

  1. There is a movement to take the Cut 10 concept statewide via a ballot initiative.

    A “Cut 10 Committee” was created as a “ballot initiative committee.”

    The purpose of the committee is, “To pass a state wide referendum requiring all taxing bodies to reduce their tax levy by 10%.”

    The Committee Chair is Steve Kling, whom is originally from Marengo.

    The D-1 Statement of Organization was posted September 2, 2016 on the Illinois State Board of Elections (SBE) website.

    The document was signed August 31, 2016.

    The PAC was created on August 26, 2016.

  2. Decades of damage has been inflicted on Illinois taxpayers via unfunded mandates, unbalanced budgets, borrowing, salary hikes, current benefit hikes, pension benefit hikes, retiree healthcare benefit hikes.

    Jack Franks was part of that.

    He has not spent the last 18 years educating voters about unfunded mandates.

    He has not spent the last 18 years educating voters about unbalanced budgets.

    etc.

    The most egregious action was repeated pension benefit hikes to pensions that were already underfunded.

    That is inexcusable.

    Jack Franks voted for pension benefit hikes to pensions that were already underfunded.

    Yet he says he never voted for a tax hike.

  3. The newspapers that endorsed Jack Franks have also not adequately educated voters about the above problems.

    For instance, starting in 1971, over 100 pension and retiree healthcare benefit hikes were added to pensions and retiree healthcare systems were in most instances already underfunded.

    The benefit hikers were emboldened by one sentence added to the State of Constitution on December 15, 1970.

    That sentence not only allowed retirement benefit hikes to pensions and retiree healthcare that were already underfunded, but furthermore implied:

    – the benefits are contractual

    – the benefits cannot be diminished or impaired.

    That is profound.

    As an analogy, as long as approved by the the State House of Representatives, the State Senate, and Governor (or the State House and Senate overriding a Governor veto), irregardless of existing debt, an unlimited amount can be charged to the government pension and retiree healthcare credit card.

    It’s not a literal credit card.

    But the effect is the same.

    The result is a taxpayer IOU.

    It is actually worse than a credit card, because the concept of unfunded liability is one that many voters do not grasp.

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