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Election 2012: Daniel Biss

Candidate Biss is running against Glenn Farkas in the 9th State Senate District.

Rep. Daniel Biss did not respond to repeated attempts by Patch to reach him for this questionnaire. If you are the candidate, please contact us at Chi-an.Chang@Patch.com so we can update your candidate page.

r neville September 21, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Illinois owes over 600 billion in pension benefits between now and 2045 Mike Madigan has been Speaker of the House for 29 of the last 31 years John Cullerton has been in the Illinois State House and Senate since 1979 It's pretty clear who caused the problems in Illinois, and that the team Dan wants to play for. We don't need another career politician in a part time legislature who's claim to fame is bankrupting the state. And the worst part is they claim its for the little guy, the needy, the infirm, well if that's true why are we dead last 50th out of 50 in what we provide for the mentally disabled both children and adults? Or is the 67% tax increase so retired State Senate President Emil Jones can receive $140,000 /year in pension when his highest Senate salary was $70,000? No wonder Dan didn't answer the questionnaire.
Danni September 22, 2012 at 05:12 AM
r neville-you and I are so furious. Furious at the legislators who placed us in this position, furious at the legislature who gave themselves these huge pensions, salaries and benefits while placing us in difficult if not financially precarious situations and furious at the people who are so blind or ignorant that they would even entertain giving their vote to these criminals. If enough people tell you, "You are sick", go lay down. That's why so many people and businesses are leaving this state, this state is moribund. Betcha Obama has a side deal with Illinois to bail "it" out if he wins. But the problem will remain, unsustainable pensions, and the other states ought to wage war against us if it happens-and I won't blame them.
Danni September 22, 2012 at 05:16 AM
and r neville-Daniel Biss is hiding just like Tammy Duckworth. Why face your constituient's questions if the machine is so powerful you can collect those votes from the stupes without leaving your desk. Illinois, my home and sadly, I too must leave.
Jim Martin September 22, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Wisconsin is coming to Illinois....and it has to happen from the ground up. If we keep electing democrats to do the bidding of Madigan and his demolition team of unions and legislators each granting the other anything they want, then we deserve the disaster that is now at our feet. Mayor Daley left office because there was no where left to hide....all the irresponsible and illegitimate committmentss he made to unions and their pension funds finally came home to financial disaster while he was still in office. What a joke.
Brian O'Dwyer September 22, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I saw Rep. Biss talking in Skokie about a month ago. 1st he said "he's barely talked with Speaker Maddigan - it's sad!" Then when asked how he has stood up to the Speaker like Rep. Bost did a few months back? His answer was, "I don't throw temper tantrums, I stand firm, and with principle!" Wonderful Rep. Biss, however the question was how have you stood up to the Speaker? i.e. Give us an example please. Since you didn't provide an example, you haven't stood firm and with principle. Rep. Biss you have been part of the problem in Springfield! Twice now, in Skokie, and at the GBS., HS debate 9/19/12 you have said you want a progressive income tax. That will only drive people with money out of the State. You also stated that you want more gun laws to reduce crime. News flash Chicago is a shooting gallery for the gangs because law abiding citizens can't defend themselves by shooting back and people in gangs are already law breakers. I doubt the gangs will care about your new laws. FBI statistics, States with concealed carry laws, crime goes down very quickly. People won't just start dueling every time the Cubs play the Sox. Rep. Biss, you are part of the Springfield problem.
TakeBackIllinois November 05, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Dan Biss will help destroy your home's value, by his support of shifting pension cost liability to local school districts which will have no choice but to pass the costs on in the form of significantly increased property taxes.He is no friend to teachers, school districts or property taxpayers.
TakeBackIllinois November 05, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Biiss believes in re-distribution, by proposing his cost -shitting of Springfield's pension boondoggle onto property taxpayer's backs.

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