Posts tagged "Republicans"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Gays Allowed into the Military: A Victory for the GLBT Community

The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy enacted in 1993 by the Clinton administration that barred gay people from revealing their sexual identity was lifted in a final vote in the Senate on Saturday.  This is a majority victory for the gay community who has been fighting for equal rights in the military and was concerned... Read more »
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Is the New Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?

Is the New Healthcare Bill Unconstitutional?
The Obama sponsored Healthcare Bill was passed, but is it unconstitutional?  The law mandates that most U.S. residents have access to health insurance, placing more responsibility on local governments which has caused some states to challenge the bill.  The recent rulings threaten to slow down the implementation of the Healthcare Bill that mandates more than... Read more »

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises

LBGT's Fight for Military Rights, as Obama Struggles with His Promises
On this Veteran’s Day, we should take a moment to thank our military personnel for their service to our country.  There are many that have given their lives for the United States to protect the freedom and values of the American people.  And with the job market being stuck in pause, there are more applicants... Read more »