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10th Amendment Can Save Illinois Budget


Since the dawn of America, the
necessary and proper clause has been an integral means to create monetary power
to fuel capitalism. The clause has historically bound the federal government to
the tax system.  The federal government
must enact an Illinois Budget is Necessary and Proper Bill

to force budget approval now. According to the Tenth
Amendment Center
, “The necessary and proper clause does not
add anything to the authority already delegated to Congress. It does not allow
for the creation of new powers. The clause simply reaffirms that the federal
government possesses the flexibility to exercise the enumerated powers already
A bill forcing the state to pass a budget does not
expand or diminish powers already granted by the federal government’s tax
system nor the State of Illinois’s sovereignty under federalism. Federal
intervention can be protected by stating the lack of a budget diminishes federal
taxes based on diminished federal income tax creating unstable small businesses
intertwined with increased unemployment.

When we all do good, we all do good.  

Illinois is in the second year of
a budget stalemate that has led thousands of businesses, the tax base, to shutter
their doors.  According to the Illinois
Policy Institute
, the state already has a $7.1 billion deficit.  Diminished businesses create diminished taxes
for the future of Illinois and the country.
This is how it works.


Illinois is the fourth largest
federal income tax contributor to the federal government hovering around $36
million per year in revenue
.  If over
of federal income
derives from federal income tax then Illinois’s
diminishing tax base negatively affects the federal budget.  The Illinois Budget is Necessary and
Proper Bill could support the federal tax and income system which is designed
to stabilize capitalism.  If the state continues
to lose income, America loses income.  (National Priorities Project Pie chart

Small But Powerful


Small businesses and entrepreneurs
actually run the capitalism of our country. According to the SBA in
, small businesses make up 99.6% of Illinois income through 1.2
million businesses that employ 46% of Illinois residents.  A combination of Illinois
Policy Institute’s
research bears three main reasons SB’s are hurting: excessive
property taxes that cannot be compromised while the state is in a budget
impasse, a shrinking shopper base as Illinois loses residents and state refusal
to pay vendors for almost two years.  An
increase in pressure on these businesses will force Illinois’s federal
contributions to decrease, forcing economic instability for America. Why should
the nation carry the burden for one state?

Unemployment Roller Coaster


During the recent Great Recession,
unemployment was over 10% for our nation in true value form.  In Illinois you can’t tell that the recession
is over. Unemployment is a roller
coaster as the seasons change yet statewide it is still over 6%.
Illinois counties have unemployment as high as 30%.  Nearly 34%
of federal income is derived from payroll taxes
. If unemployment remains
high in Illinois, their contributions to the American budget decreases.  As unemployment violently reacts to the twists
and turns of a roller coaster, both the residents of Illinois and America are
negatively affected.  When the Founding
Fathers created federalism it was to give states sovereignty yet responsibility
to the entire country.  Unemployment is as
detrimental to Illinois residents and businesses as to our federal income.  

Federal intervention in Illinois will save federal income,
Illinois businesses and residents.   It’s
necessary and proper.  

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