Alexi Giannoulias has been in favor of raising taxes in Illinois, despite his flips and lies, and if he's elected to the Senate he'll raise federal taxes too, with the same destructive results. We are facing the largest tax increase in American history unless something is done in the lame duck session. Raising taxes in the worst downturn since the Depression could kill the economy for a generation or more. The problem, first and foremost, is runaway spending. Can we count on Alexi to do the right thing? I don't think so.
What about that supposedly wonderful bank reform? I don't think so: Middle Class to Suffer Most From Bank Rules: Whitney
And what about the jobs? Even Rahmbo is catching it in Chicago. That small business bill Dems passed before running out the door is a nonstarter.
As for ObamaCare, people are not happy--now that they actually know what's in the bill.
All this tax and spend, regulation and higher costs shoved down our throats kills economic growth. Alexi. Don't you know.
More. Apropos of starting a ruinous prelude to a Depression trade war. Kirk campaign:
Giannoulias Called for NAFTA Renegotiation Last Year
Yesterday, Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias told the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board that he did not want to reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) despite his campaign Web site claiming Giannoulias would “renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement and other trade pacts, and ensure that future agreements learn from our past mistakes.”
Today, the Giannoulias campaign told Crain’s Chicago Business:
"Alexi made it clear that he would not reopen NAFTA and start a trade war, but he would work with our Mexican and Canadian neighbors to renegotiate the agreement's labor and environmental provisions.”
But in a December 13, 2009 press release, the Giannoulias camp said:
“Beyond China, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other trade pacts should be renegotiated to address fundamental flaws, Giannoulias said.”