Posts tagged "Democrats"

Fiscal Cliff Adverted with Deal Signed by President Obama

Fiscal Cliff Adverted with Deal Signed by President Obama
The House passed the Senate bill late tonight 257-167 with Democratic and Republican support to advert the Fiscal Cliff.  It was a fight to the end as Republicans pushed for spending cuts, but worried a “no deal” would drive our economy into another recession. So how does this affect you? Here are the details of... Read more »

It's Time for Retirement for Obama

It's Time for Retirement for Obama
With the presidential election looming, less than 48 hours from today, it is important to look at President Obama’s record on job growth in the past four years. When he took office the unemployment number was at 7.8%.  Today the number of unemployed is 7.9%. It appears that even with the billions of dollars in... Read more »

Is Ben Bernanke Our New President?

Is Ben Bernanke Our New President?
We all agree that we need to create jobs in this country. The U.S. economy has been stalled for years. While coming down from its highs of over 10 %, unemployment still hasn’t improved much, hovering between 8.1% to 8.3%, with no signs of enough job growth to stimulate our economy and get people back... Read more »
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Super Tuesday Republican Election Primary- It’s All About Jobs!

Super Tuesday Republican Election Primary- It’s All About Jobs!
Writing about my political opinion on a business blog about employment is risky, at best.  I’ve learned to steer away from taking a public stance on who should run the government and what public policies are the best for our country. This was after the 99-er’s started a full-fledged hate campaign after I questioned whether... Read more »

You're Guilty, Mr. Rod Blagojevich

You're Guilty, Mr. Rod Blagojevich
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of (17) counts of wire tapping, extortion, attempt to extort and bribery, today. A jury of (11) women and (1) man, after meeting almost two week’s, left Blagojevich “stunned” by this devastating verdict.  There were no autographs this time being passed out to his followers, just a kiss... Read more »

Where Did Governor Quinn Have Dinner Tonight?

Where Did Governor Quinn Have Dinner Tonight?
Having attended the ChicagoNow Tweet up at the Clark Street Ale House which is always a fun event to hobnob with my fellow bloggers, I left for dinner with my husband in the River North neighborhood. Cold and rainy, we looked for a place to have a quick dinner that wasn’t too far from the... Read more »
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Rahm Emanuel Wins Big in the Chicago Mayoral Race!

Rahm Emanuel Wins Big in the Chicago Mayoral Race!
Rahm Emanuel wins the Chicago mayoral race with 55% of the vote.  By 9pm Rahm gave his acceptance speech to a large crowd of supporters.  He thanked Mayor Daley for his service to the city of Chicago for two decades.  Rahm spoke with Daley who was on vacation in the Virgin Islands.  President Obama, his... Read more »

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it mean to the LGBT community?

Same-Sex Unions to be Legal in Illinois: What Does it  mean to the LGBT community?
Governor Quinn is expected to sign the House Bill 2234 today that will acknowledge same-sex civil unions in the State of Illinois.  The ongoing debate of whether gays should be allowed to be married continues, but for now the LGBT residents of Illinois wil have extended rights under the new law. On November 30, 2010,... Read more »

Illinois Legislators Revoking Worker's Rights to Pay for Record Debts?

One thing for sure, is the State of Illinois legislators are proficient at spending taxpayer’s money, without cutting the fat in the government!  This pattern of record spending with no attention given to thoughtful cost cutting of benefits and services in  Illinois has lead to a record deficient, as both Democrats and Republicans in our... Read more »
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Workers To Lose More Employee Benefits: Illinois Worker's Compensation in Jeopardy

The Illinois State Legislative is in session working on a new Bill that would take away the rights and benefits for an injured worker.  If passed, it would greatly reduce the ability for an injured worker in Illinois to collect worker’s compensation, by instituting rules that only benefit the insurance companies. Again, our policy makers... Read more »