Babcock: Beiser voted to pass severely unbalanced budget
Mike Babcock, State House Candidate for District 111, denounced his opponent Dan Beiser’s budget vote, saying Beiser tried to help to pass one of the largest unbalanced budgets in Illinois history.
Babcock called out Beiser for his vote in favor of the state spending plan which Babcock calls “Speaker Mike Madigan’s 500-page out-of-balance budget,” which passed the House but faltered in the Senate before the end of the session. Babcock also criticized the plan for its $7 billion increase in the state debt and for what he calls the massive tax hike on Illinois families.
“Dan Beiser is part of the problem in Springfield,” said Babcock in a recent press release sent out by Rebuild Illinois. “Year after year, politicians like Beiser go to Springfield and vote with Mike Madigan and his anti-taxpayer agenda. Then, they return home to their districts, they pat themselves on the back and talk about all of the great things they’ve done,” said Babcock.
Babcock also pointed to the budget’s $700 million bailout for Chicago Public Schools, saying valuable tax dollars are being “dumped into a failed system run by Chicago machine politicians and bureaucrats.”
In a heated political race that has fashioned some interesting campaign ads from both sides, Babcock had to defend his stance on opposing the budget plan when Beiser accused him of “assaulting the frail elderly, breast cancer patients...” as well as the disabled.
“Any notion that I am ‘assaulting’ cancer patients or the less fortunate in our community is insulting,” Babcock said in the Rebuild Illinois press release. “Nearly 10 years ago, my mom lost her fight against cancer and that’s why my family has donated our time and money to cancer organizations. Non-profit and service-based organizations are an invaluable part of our community and that is exactly why I am running for office - we need citizen leaders who put our communities first and serve people, not themselves,” said Babcock.
Babcock, who has focused much of his campaign on getting rid of the status quo in Illinois politics, continues to slam his opponent and is priming voters to make serious changes during this election.
“Enough is enough. Dan Beiser won’t be putting our community to work with Mike Madigan’s status quo - IOUs, record tax hikes and massive bailouts for the city of Chicago,” said Babcock in the release. “It’s time the career politicians in Springfield live within their means, pass a balanced budget and enact pro-growth reforms to get our economy moving forward again. Together, we can once again make Illinois a land of freedom and opportunity.”