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TOP 10 REASONS WHY PEOPLE FROM ILLINOIS ARE GRUMPY

Madison Bondi gives them to us in Reboot Illinois

Illinois unemployment rate increased most in the nation in 2011

According to the Illinois Policy Institute: As Gov. Pat Quinn prepares for the State of the State address on Feb. 1, he will find it difficult to defend the state’s economic policies that have resulted in more unemployed Illinoisans in 2011. Almost a year after Illinois’ record income tax increase, the state’s unemployment woes contrast... Read more »

Hey, Obama, want to help small businesses? Just leave them alone.

This open letter is based on an interview I conducted with a contractor who’s desperately trying to keep his head above water. He isn’t named for obvious reasons. Dear President Obama, If you want to help small businessmen like you said in your jobs plan, it’s simple: Stop trying to help us. I’m a contractor;... Read more »
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How to put more people out of work

Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias and his Republican opponent, Mark Kirk, both agree with the Obama administration’s six-month ban on new permits for deep-sea oil drilling, the associated press reports. Right, people on the Gulf Coast aren’t suffering enough. Let’s make sure that no one works there.

John Deere to lose $150 million because of DemCare

That’s in addition to the $100 million that Peoria-based Caterpillar will lose. Say good-bye to a bunch of Illinois jobs. But it will make the business haters who demand DemCare happy. Story is here.

NeoCon news and opinion

Because folks defined me a neoconservative before I knew what it was, I might as well make the most of it. Here’s today’s NeoCon News and Opinion briefing:  Poll: 67 percent say illegal immigrants are major strain on U.S. budget. The Deficit Enabling Media Piles on Sen. Bunning 80 percent of stimulus dollars go for... Read more »
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Illinois unemployment rises

Hey, what happened to all those jobs that the stimulus, TARP and other harebrained plans were supposed to generate. Said the AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 43 states last month, the government said Friday, painting a bleak picture of the job market that illustrated nationwide data released two weeks ago. In Illinois,... Read more »
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