- Rich Hein/Sun-Times
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Attorney General Lisa Madigan in January, 2013
It was a big week for our state legislators as they jacked up your property taxes, wasted millions of tax dollars and screwed over gays and lesbians looking to get married.
Heckuva job, legislators—enjoy your summer.
The tax hike came in the overwhelming vote by the senate and house to approve Mayor Emanuel’s monumentally stupid idea to spend $55 million to buy up land to build a hotel and basketball arena near McCormick Place. That’s an idea that only makes sense when you consider it as part of the mayor’s larger plan to bankrupt the public schools.
As for gay marriage, our state reps had to pull the bill because they somehow couldn’t round up enough votes to pass it, even though we live in one of the most Democratic states in the America. That’s pretty pathetic, everybody.