26,000 "Put Illinois To Work" Workers Were Political Pawns For November Elections? What Happens To Them Now?

What would have happened to Governor Quinn's reelection if he had not extended the state funds to keep 26,000 jobs from "Put Illinois To Work" working before November 2nd elections? With his narrow victory he could not afford to have then upset and blaming him and thus their jobs were extended until after November elections, and now that the elections are over, these workers are headed back to the negative elements of the streets versus continuing to work and who gives a damned?  These workers do not qualify for any unemployment and thus they are headed nowhere but back to many negative elements that these jobs saved them from. They were just political pawns?

Outgoing
Illinois Senator Roland Burris was supporting the release of federal
funds that would continue the 26,000 Illinoians working under The "Put
Illinois To Work" program, where Governor Quinn exhausted the State
funds that were available to extend the jobs program from September 30th
until November 30th, so now that a new deadline is approaching and
Senator Burris now gone, how will Senator Kirk and the new Republican
majority in Congress stand on whether these 26,000 workers program be
continued with the federal funding, or will Illinois prepare to add
26,000 people to the unemployment rolls at the end of the month?

Here
is where campaign rhetoric from candidates promising to create new jobs
is now ready to be tested when confronted with the reality of what is
going to happen to these 26,000 workers within the next few days. With
the election of Republican Mark Kirk as Illinois new U.S. Senator and
with The Republicans now in control of the U.S. House The Republicans
they now have the responsibility and power to decide the fate of these
26,000 Illinois workers shortly. In Chicago, thousands of these workers
are at-risk youth and young adults that come from urban areas where far
too many of them face the challenges of the gang, drug, and other life
threatening environments trying to make ends meet and these "Put
Illinois To Work" jobs kept them off the streets, but if these jobs are
not extended with the federal funds, then thousands will be forced back
into the streets.

This should also be a civic education moment
for these 26,000 workers who Governor Quinn should be educating on how
to immediately fax 26,000 letters to new Senator Kirk and the Republican
leadership to please approve the federal funds and not put them back
into the streets and life threatening environments trying to provide for
themselves and their families. Exactly how do we honestly think these
26,000 workers will have to do for money to survive if they are out of
work again and back in the streets in a few days?

If
Senator-Elect Mark Kirk and other Republicans now in Congress say The
Obama administration did not move fast enough in create new jobs, then
you would think that they would act now to prove that by sustaining
these 26,000 Illinois workers.

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  • i hope that they extend the put illinois to work program. cause how elese will we be able to support our families.

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