“We side with Ives… Washington could use more hard truth-tellers.”
September 29, 2020 – This morning, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board endorsed Jeanne Ives for Congress in Illinois’ Sixth District, saying:
Chicago? It’s “de facto bankrupt,” says Republican congressional candidate Jeanne Ives of Wheaton. The future of Illinois’ massive pension debt? “I’m happy to let free-market economics play out and bondholders beware. What we did with Puerto Rico is we basically set up a superstructure and a way for them to come to terms and figure out a haircut,” she says. Her bottom line: “People in Illinois can’t afford the taxes.” Ives is a fiscal and social conservative, and a policy wonk, who effectively speaks the hard truths about government spending. As a member of the Illinois House, she fought unbalanced budgets and unaccountable spending, and wasn’t afraid to take on corruption or one-party rule.
In this race, we side with Ives because of her sharp focus on government spending and her frank talk. You might not like to hear from the disciplinarian in the room. But Washington could use more hard truth-tellers. Ives is endorsed.