After Illinois Democrats jacked up individual and corporate income taxes last year, several prominent businesses–including Sears and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange–are threatening to leave the state, citing several lucrative out-of-state offers. So Illinois Democrats are saying no problem and are meeting in special session to pass special tax breaks for these few. If this happens, it will mean that the many will subsidize the few, that the few will be beholden to the pols, and that crony capitalism is alive and well in Illinois.

Three questions: (1) Doesn’t cutting special tax breaks to political contributors violate some kind of law? (2) Doesn’t cutting special tax breaks to the connected violate an ordinary citizen’s right to equal protection under the law? (3) Wasn’t Rod Blagojevich just convicted and sentenced for this kind of garbage?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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