Guest View: The cruelty of saying yes

Your TVs, mailboxes and newspapers have been bombarded recently with information about the ongoing state budget stalemate in Springfield.

As freshmen members of the Illinois House of Representatives, we offer our perspective – hopefully a fresh perspective – on the vexing challenges.

We are certain you would ask yourself, “Why can’t reasonable people come up with a budget that doesn’t spend more than we bring in?” After all, there never will be enough funds for everything. We all live with that reality in our household budgets. We all prioritize our spending and cut where needed. Simply put, we prioritize our spending. Why can’t Springfield?

That’s a fair question. What stops politicians from living within their means? Or more precisely, within your means – because it is your money.

Click HERE to read the full commentary in the Kane County Chronicle.