Written by Frank Li
Dear Governor Rauner,
Congratulations on becoming Governor of Illinois early this week!
In my 10/8/2014 Open Letter to Bruce Rauner, I offered advice on how you should explicitly advertise that you would serve as Governor of Illinois unpaid. Not only have you done as I suggested in your subsequent campaign advertisements, I believe that message helped you win the 2014 election.
If you appreciate my foresight, please allow me to further advise you on governing ...
As is widely known, Illinois is financially one of the worst states in the U.S. Three informative readings:
Why is our financial status so bad? Decades of practice of limitless Democratic Socialism!
What's the real solution for Illinois? You must tackle public-sector unions first, just as Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin, did several years ago (Public-Sector Unions: from Wisconsin to America ...)!
Unfortunately for you, the Illinois General Assembly will be even more hostile to you than the Wisconsin Legislature was to Scott Walker. Specifically, thanks to these two individuals:
Can you fight against these two individuals and win, in order to restore our financial health? No! Why not? Not only do they both have a super majority in their respective legislature branches, they both are deep-rooted snakes, far worse than most career politicians! Specifically,
John Cullerton: "The Cullertons have been involved in Chicago politics almost consistently since the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, the year saloon keeper Edward "Foxy Ed" Cullerton was elected to City Council" (Timothy Cullerton Retirement Ends Family's 38th Ward Dominance).
What, then, should you do? Try your best to work with them for six months. If unsuccessful (99% probability), you should spend the rest of your tenure educating the voters to accomplish one of your biggest campaign slogans: term limits for the Illinois General Assembly!
Simply put, Illinois's biggest problem is also America's biggest problem: out-of-control government spending!
Illinois is worse off than America in that it can't just print money (as a short-term solution, at least), while America has printed some $4 trillion Dollars via multiple QEs (Quantitative Easing) over the past few years!
Here is the root cause of our biggest problem:
Here is the real solution: political reforms, starting with term limits for the top political offices! For more, read my book: "The GOP Bible for 2016".
In closing, if you can set term limits for the Illinois General Assembly during your tenure as Governor of Illinois, you will be a great man not only for Illinois, but also for America! You may even outshine Scott Walker in achievement and greatness!
Frank Li, Ph.D.
Founder & President, West-East International, Inc.,