Archive for April 2011

Illinois' 6,994 Local Government Units Just Adds To The Tax Burdens

Illinois' 6,994 Local Government Units Just Adds To The Tax Burdens
Illinois, it seems, leads the nation in something. Illinois has 6,994 local government units, with the majority of those wielding taxing authority. Anyone paying property taxes knows that they pay into multiple taxing bodies. My last tax bill listed some 13 different units with the school district taking the bulk of it, however there were... Read more »

Careening Gordon Through Illinois State Government

Careening Gordon Through Illinois State Government
After being appointed to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Former State Representative Careen Gordon ran into a tough Senate Confirmation vote, because of allegations of a quid pro quo, and decided that that job wasn’t worth the $86,000 per year hassle and resigned. Yet,¬† according to the Chicago Tribune we still have Gordon careening into... Read more »

No Confidence Vote In Rochester Lands Jean-Claude Brizard In Chicago

No Confidence Vote In Rochester Lands Jean-Claude Brizard In Chicago
Rahm Emanuel said that Jean-Claude Brizard was an “experienced educator and proven manager,” while Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, pointed out that the Rochester Teachers Association had an entirely different opinion of the man named to head the Chicago Public School System. Apparently Rochester Teachers gave Brizard a 95% vote of no-confidence just two... Read more »
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Obama Budget Plan Better Than GOP Path To Prosperity

Obama Budget Plan Better Than GOP Path To Prosperity
I have often said that President Barack Obama could be a really good president, particularly if he distanced himself from the party leadership and its endless rhetoric. Obama, like most presidents set their agenda and then let the party leadership distribute it across the land while they retreat to the oval office and wait for... Read more »

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers $113 Billion Annually

Illegal Immigration Costs U.S. Taxpayers $113 Billion Annually
According to a new report, Illegal Immigration costs U.S. Taxpayers a whopping $113 Billion annually and the government is arguing over where to cut the budget? Seems to me that arresting the flow and expense of illegal immigration would be a great place to start. Then again we would all hear how unfair that would... Read more »

Paul Ryan: Tea Party Masquerader Distorting Intent With Path To Prosperity

Paul Ryan: Tea Party Masquerader Distorting Intent With Path To Prosperity
If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times – will the real Tea Party please stand up and take back what has been stolen from them by the likes of a far right agenda? Thousands of local chapters of the Tea Party sprung up around the nation and was comprised... Read more »
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Huckster Quinn Wants To Borrow $110 Million For Peotone White Elephant

Huckster Quinn Wants To Borrow $110 Million For Peotone White Elephant
Illinois Governor, Pat “Huckster” Quinn, wants to borrow $110 million to buy 2,500 acres of farmland for the White Elephant known as Peotone Airport. Justifying that borrowing is the contention that the cost of the farmland is at “bargain basement” levels. Seems to me that the Huckster would want to borrow the money to pay... Read more »

America The Ugly

America The Ugly
American ideals have long been cherished by people around the world, yet surprisingly they are not held in the same high esteem by Americans themselves. Another Election Day is in the books and nearly three-fourths of the registered voters declined to exercise their rights, or do their civic duty. The political pundits employed by the... Read more »