Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The perfect chaser to a Demcratic U. S. Senate Candidate debate: Republican Gov candidate Dan Proft on tax and spending cuts, cable and streaming

Jeff Berkowitz: …You talk about cutting the income tax rate by 50% for individuals and corporations, and [Illinois' citizens] keep hearing there is an eleven billion dollar [state budget] deficit and so they are trying to put those two things together and they are thinking how does the state get the revenue to cover the deficit in the short run, when you are going to be cutting income tax rates.

Dan Proft [Republican candidate for Governor][Watch Proft here]: And, eliminating the estate tax, too, which is also a tax on business, particularly family businesses. Look, I think there are a few things you can do in the short-term to address the budget shortfalls, and leverage medium-term system change, which is really what’s required. I’ve outlined about four billion dollars in cuts [in state spending]; I’ve talked about re-purposing federal stimulus funds, we’re still scheduled to receive the majority of the 8.8 billion dollars in federal stimulus funds…; …I don’t think the state government should be in the business of gambling- I think we’ve run enough numbers games without trying to do it professionally. So, I’ve talked about sale or lease of the Illinois lottery, which is an eight to ten billion dollar asset; this is something similar to…what [Governor] Mitch Daniels did in Indiana, where he leased the Indiana toll roads to provide him the short-term resources he needed to leverage medium term system change.
Start your political viewing tonight at 7:00 pm by watching on Comcast Cable Ch. 217 or Digital Ch. 7.2 on DirectTV in the Chicago Metro area the ABC-7 and League of Women Voters jointly sponsored hour long debate with the U. S. Senate Democratic Primary candidates. [The program repeats tonight on ABC's broadcast Ch. 7 at 11:05 pm]. Take a half hour break and come back to politics and public policy by tuning in at 8:30 pm to the suburban edition of Public Affairs w/ Jeff Berkowitz, featuring Republican Primary Gov candidate Dan Proft.

The program with Gov candidate Dan Proft airs:

tonight, Tuesday night, Jan. 12 at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Wilmette, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

and tonight, Tuesday night, Jan. 12 at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
You can also Go here to watch Dan Proft in the fastest half hour streaming on the web, a far ranging interview by show host and executive legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz with Republican gubernatorial candidate Proft. Topics discussed include, without limitation, why it is important to cut taxes and why Proft thinks his competitors can’t be trusted not to raise them; what cuts in spending candidate Proft would make and how he would make them; how Proft would reform the big ticket state systems of healthcare and education; Proft’s views on banning machine guns and abortion and who should be allowed to marry; The Chicago Nine- who they are and why they are a barrier to reforming Illinois.
More than 120 of our shows from the last two years are posted on the Public Affairs YouTube page . Now streaming are our most recent shows w/Republican Primary Gov Candidate Dan Proft; Paul Vallas, Supt. of the Recovery School District of New Orleans; 10th Cong. District Republican Primary Candidate Arie Friedman, M.D. (R-Highland Park); Republican Guv candidate State Sen. Kirk Dillard(R-Naperville); Cong. Danny Davis; Patrick Collins, former Chairman of the Illinois Reform Commission;
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Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com.