Category: Opinion

Intended Consequences Were Part Of Obamacare All Along

Intended Consequences Were Part Of Obamacare All Along
Now that the people of this country are finally beginning to better see how Obamacare will affect their lives and personal budgets it also becomes pretty clear that President Obama lied to them. This, despite saying “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan” or “if you already... Read more »

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers

Toni Preckwinkle The Queen of Non-Reform Reformers
When Toni Preckwinkle ousted Todd Stroger as Cook County Board President she immediately declared “this victory belongs to the people of Cook County.” and that the hopes of county residents have often been tempered by cynicism, “but not this time!” “Their message is clear. Now is the time to repeal the Stroger sales tax, now... Read more »

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pension Shenanigans

Tri-State Fire Protection District Pension Shenanigans
The taxpayers paying into the Tri-State Fire Protection District sure have been taken for one hell of an expensive ride by their elected Board of Trustees. That board apparently has no regard for them or the public trust. Late salary boosts for a chief wasn’t just unleashed once – but twice. In addition to that,... Read more »
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Scrap Public Pensions

Scrap Public Pensions
There has been one budget deficit after another – in one state after another due to runaway Pension Debt. And as much as I would like to say that the main problem is abuse, it isn’t. Yes it is true that pension abuse is rife in some places including Illinois. But the real issue with... Read more »

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In

Mell Fait Accompli Is Complete As Jaime Andrade Is Sworn In
The infamous Mell fait accompli is complete as Jaime Andrade is sworn in as successor to Deb Mell’s state representative seat in the Illinois Legislature. Of course everyone and their mothers (dead or alive) were keenly aware that this was nothing more than a foregone conclusion in a state that has elevated “in your face”... Read more »

Playing By The Rules A Stale Political Argument

Playing By The Rules A Stale Political Argument
A recent Chicago Tribune Investigation revealed how panels in at least three dozen suburbs removed 76 candidates for political office because of bogus paperwork issues and how this sort of thing is predicated on those very panels having a political interest in their rulings. North Riverside Mayor Kenneth Krochmal, for instance, chaired just such a... Read more »
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Cicero The Time Has Come To Throw The Bums Out

Cicero The Time Has Come To Throw The Bums Out
One of the most watched elections will soon be upon us and it involves a town that has had a very cozy relationship with not only the Chicago Democratic Machine but the Illinois Combine and the Mob. Now some would think that these three entities are separate from one another but in reality they are... Read more »