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David is a 8x Decorated U.S. Navy Iraqi Freedom War Vet, Novelist, 2014 GOP congressional candidate & 2016 Independent congressional candidate IL 9th & Libertarian. In the spirit of the liberty, he aims to serve the American people and their interest, not political party bosses or multinational globalist corporations, equal protection under the law - not favoritism, lower taxes, term limits, and fighting to maintain the constitutional values that made this country great!

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I wanted to answer some of the questions that were asked to me about the role of Illinois executive branch regarding education, pension and salaries.

When it comes to public school funding and the Pensions in Illinois, this comes from property taxes at the local level, the lottery and some state income tax coverage in the form of a General State Aid Grant.

Local school boards negotiate with the public teacher(s) through the IEA (Illinois Education Association) or CPS (Chicago Public Schools), for their salaries and benefits.

They do not pay into social security since they participate in TRS (Teacher Retirement System).

So, for anyone who has an issue with what teachers/principals make annually you'll have to take that up with your local government (city, town, village or borough) - not the State government.

I personally feel if the funding for public schools is not properly allocated to all the districts evenly, then ideally it's time to consider a Constitutional convention to return the power back to the local municipalities and Counties to fund their own pensions.

It's not fair for the Chicago tax payers to pay into the CPS (Chicago Public Schools) pensions and then having to pay into downstate school pensions. As it wouldn't be fair to ask those who live outside of Chicago to pay up for the underfunded CPS pensions.

It's time for the People to start holding their representatives on all levels of government accountable for how badly our education system has been managed.

The Illinois general assembly, BOTH Democrats & Republicans, chose to raise your taxes recently under the guise of wanting to "pay down the bills". Yet, here we are again, with the politicians wanting more from the taxpayer because last time, it "wasn't enough".

Madigan and Rauner are the ones who refuse to legalize Marijuana and decrease/cap the pay of all State government politicians to bring in more revenue to fund education and other programs.

They're holding us back with their incompetence, greed and division as a State to grow.

If you're tired of having your livelihood threatened by money hungry politicians, please consider this #VoteLibertarian #LiberateSpringfield #DewWhatsRight
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Manning the table for The Libertarian Party of Chicago at the bughouse square debates.

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In my interview with Aaron Wright from Metro East Libertarians, we talk about my plans on cutting the State Politicians salaries, lower taxation, working with the Illinois farmers, education funding & benefits of Cannabis.

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A while back, I did the #Hotsaucechallenge while debating on if the electoral college should be abolished or not.

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There have been comments left on this page about people wanting to leave Illinois due to the Republicans and Democrats state legislators who keep raising our taxes.

I don't blame you for feeling this way.

Why would anyone want to keep staying in a place where their hard earned income is being eaten up by the wasteful bureaucracy in Springfield?

I can't tell you all what to do.

However, if you truly care about Illinois and want to stay- stop voting for the status quo like Michael Madigan, Governor Bruce Rauner & the rank and file.

Voting for the same disappointments will only give you the same results.

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