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Madison Bondi gives them to us in Reboot Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn's attack on working men and women

It has to be some kind of joke that Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats are running a class war based on the supposition that they can create jobs, help the middle class and reduce unemployment. The unemployment rate in Illinois–8.7 percent–is the third worst in the nation. Might you think that Democrats, who have had... Read more »

Jobless rate increases in Illinois; dips in other states

The  jobless rate increases in Illinois while 16 other states were enjoying their lowest unemployment since  the start of the Great Recession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that Illinois’ seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October, 2013 was 8.9 percent, a rate exceeded only by Michigan, Rhode Island and Nevada.  That 8.9 percent was... Read more »

CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

Those jobs Obama claims he “created” are only a part of the story, as a CNN fact check notes. The number Castro cites is an accurate description of the growth of private-sector jobs since January 2010, when the long, steep slide in employment finally hit bottom. But while a total of 4.5 million jobs sounds great,... Read more »

Fed workers go without a pay raise for 3 years--boo hoo!

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) warns that “recent attacks on federal pay and benefits, coupled with the permeating rhetoric casting the government as bloated and underperforming, could lead to a crisis among federal employees and have a crushing impact on morale,.” This is one of the most self-pitying whines I’ve ever seen, coming from federal workers who still don’t... Read more »

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 »

Illinois also in hock to cover unemployment benefits

To ensure that state continue to pay unemployment benefits, they can borrow billions from the federal government. Thanks to our state leaders’ (Democrats) gross financial mismanagement, it’s not only the pension funds of retired teachers and state workers that are in this fix. Illinois had to borrow  some $2.5 billion to help support Illinois’ unemployed... Read more »

Is Quinn rigging the job numbers?

Possibly so, according to this report from Illinois Statehouse News.

Rally in Illinois for jobs on Sept. 8

As the number one issue for the American people is jobs and the economy, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Obama oil drilling moratorium alone will cause a loss of 23,000 jobs. That is why the American Conservative Union is partnering with the American Petroleum Institute in order to protect domestic job growth.  With... Read more »

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.
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