Not only are we losing existing businesses, new businesses refuse to relocate here due to the lack of a budget, enormous pension liabilities and failing schools, all of which lead to a climate of uncertainty. Businesses hate uncertainty. We are losing population due to job losses, while the states that surround us are growing.
Our citizens are becoming increasingly dependent on food stamps and unemployment benefits, further increasing our budget deficits. Our worker’s compensation premium rates are several times higher than those of our surrounding states, costing even mid-sized companies (50 employees) hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in additional expenses. We cannot be compassionate if we cannot be competitive.
“I believe that we, regardless of party, can do that which I have helped my clients do for themselves: become financially stable. I invite you to read on to see some of the solutions that I am proposing to make this a reality, and to solve Illinois’s financial crisis for all of us.”
PAID FOR BY COMMITTEE TO ELECT GARY MANDELL. A COPY OF OUR REPORT FILED WITH THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IS (OR WILL BE) AVAILABLE ON THE BOARD’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE http://www.elections.il.gov OR FOR PURCHASE FROM THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.