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Vincent Romano, Republican nominee for State Representative in District 16, focuses on issues that are top of mind of community residents.
Vincent Romano, Republican nominee for State Representative in District 16 echoes the concerns of residents in our community.
Here are the top issues Vince Romano will address:
Having trained Police and being a self defense instructor. Vince has insight to what needs to be done to make our families and communities safer. Rejecting the "No Cash Bail" provisions in the "Safe-T" act and also holding prosecutors and judges accountable for letting criminals off or lightening sentences.
Vince has said for over a decade, that Illinois needs to be a top 5 place to do business... right now we are 48th. My opponent's plan is to tax businesses, but in reality anyone with a business 101 education would know that businesses do not pay taxes, they pass it on to the consumer (middle class). So they will be "taxing the middle class" in actuality.
PARENTAL CONSENT/ CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE
If you value Parental Consent and childhood innocence, you need to vote for Vince. Government is taking parental consent away with the programs they are mandating in schools, keeping information from parents and making decisions and influencing their children.
Illinois is the highest taxes state in the union. The number one reason people leave the state is because of taxes. Democrats plan is to raise taxes on people and business, causing more of them to leave. Which in turn raises the taxes on the rest of us. We need a forensic audit of the state, reduce the number of taxing bodies (IL has over 7000 taxing units, while TX has only 1,700 with 4 times the population), and do a zero base budget to find out where the money is going. It is time to stop asking people to pay more (we are the highest taxes) and start asking "where the money is going?"
We said this ten years ago, and it still holds true. We'll provide an update to the statistics but for now here is what we shared back in 2012.
Under the guidance of our currently embedded political leadership, Illinois has:
IN FACT: “the treasurer of Illinois calculated that Illinois politicians have stuck taxpayers with nearly $200 billion in debt. That includes bonded debt, unpaid bills and — the biggest burden by far — unfunded pension and health care benefits for public employees.” Chicago Tribune, October 19, 2011, Aside: The pensions of our state legislators are fully funded.
The recent 67% state income tax increase, plus another round of real estate tax increases, has failed to stem the economic erosion. To the contrary, those increases have accelerated that decay. Those tax increases have simply increased the government payroll…adding to our future indebtedness. As has been the strategy of our politicians for decades:–little if any of those taxes went to reducing the crushing debt load. That debt load has grown to such proportions that it can never be satisfied by the current generation of taxpayers.
If we continue to close our eyes to the “quid pro quo” strategy of buying our votes with our tax dollars, our children, all too soon, will inherit the suffocating political and economic environment we allowed to perpetuate. If we do not reverse the present economic climate created by our imbedded political leaders, our children will be forced to relocate to other states to pursue meaningful careers. Support will not be there for many of our friends and family.
The anti-business environment put in place by our politicians has caused corporations to be reluctant to invest in Illinois…by passing over Illinois completely or threatening to move out of State (CME Group, Caterpillar and Sears). This is further fueling the downward spiraling economic cycle. The equal and opposite reaction will be the continual increase in our property taxes, our sales taxes and state income taxes. The threatening exodus from Illinois by corporations will increase our unemployed population. Lesser know is the fact that, while unemployment has increased in the private sector, our political leaders have padded their political payrolls to the point that they are virtually equal in numbers to the private sector…many receiving salaries greater than those of their civilian counterparts. We are rapidly reaching an employment balance that would technically qualify Illinois as a socialistic welfare state…one that is comparable to those disintegrating economies that are making current headlines.
Vince, was born and raised and currently resides in Skokie. His family was active in social and civic activities sponsored by local churches and synagogues. Click below to read more.
Vince Romano has been part of this community for many years, working tirelessly to make it a better place.
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This petition/idea was brought by Vince Romano to build a wall along 94(Edens) through Lincolnwood and Skokie. It will not only raise the property values in all of the 16th District but also provide safety to the residents and help keep noise and air pollution out of our communities.
The result will improve those parts of the 16th State House district for our children and community.