Better than Carol Marin w/Gov. Quinn: Berkowitz w/Dan Proft on Cable/Web

Dan Proft: ...They [Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton] will make promises they know they can't keep.  And, they will put your house in the cross hairs to finance those promises, not fully finance  them, but just finance them for long enough to get through one more election cycle to maintain power a little bit longer

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Are Speaker Mike Madigan and John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute (a liberty, free market oriented think tank, advocacy group) strange bedfellows? Does politics make for strange bedfellows?  Do Madigan and Tillman both want to align citizens who pay for pension benefits to teachers/administrators inside Illinois but outside the City of Chicago with their representatives  who decide, in large part, what those pension benefits should be.   Or, is Speaker Madigan simply using that proposed legislative reform as a poison bill to block public sector union pension reform? Are the Chicago Democrats "putting your house in the cross-hairs to finance" public sector union pension benefits? Is Dan Proft  gearing up for another run for Governor? What should the Illinois Republican Party message  be this election cycle? The Chicago Democrats blocked Illinois pension reform?

You can find out the answers to these and other public policy and political questions-- by watching WLS  890 AM Radio media personality Dan Proft go at it with Public Affairs show host Jeff Berkowitz tonight in 10 North Shore suburbs and throughout the city of Chicago and tomorrow night in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs.

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This week's Chicago and suburban editions of Public Affairs, featuring WLS 890 AM Radio personality Dan Proft  debating and discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz Speaker Madigan's poison pill, whether the "Chicago Democrats," are coming for your house,  what real state employee pension reform would look like, why Illinois is unlikely to have pension reform prior to the November 6, 2012 election,  and much, much more, airs  tonight throughout the City of Chicago and ten North Shore suburbs and tomorrow night in 24 North and Northwest Chicago suburbs at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19 or Cable Ch. 35  (See, below, for a detailed airing schedule of the show).  

This week's guest on Public Affairs in the Chicago Metro suburbs and in Chicago is WLS -890 AM Radio personality Dan Proft.  And, next week it will be Beyond the  Beltway host Bruce DuMont.  More politics and public policy on Public Affairs than anywhere else on your dial, so to speak.

You can also (Watch Dan Proft here

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You can watch the show with Dan Proft  this  week on Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19, airing in  Winnetka and nine other North Shore suburbs (See, below, for a detailed ten North Shore suburb airing schedule).

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You can also watch the show with Dan Proft  throughout the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV).

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The "Public Affairs" show featuring Dan Proft airs tonight and Wednesday night in its new, regular, twice weekly (Monday and Wednesday) slot at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in ten North Shore suburbs:  Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

The Public Affairs show featuring Dan Proft  airs tomorrow night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable on

Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette.

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Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

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Jeff Berkowitz: ...How do you square the data with what you just said?

Dan Proft: ...They [Madigan and Cullerton] will make promises they know they can't keep.  And, they will put your house in the cross hairs to finance those promises, not fully finance  them, but just finance them for long enough to get through one more election cycle to maintain power a little bit longerbecause they have to do whatever is required to finance  their core constituency, and that's the public sector unions and state dependents and they will liquidate everything in their wake in order to do that because it is about political power.  It is not about solving these public policy problems.

Berkowitz: Dan, calm down.

Proft: I'm calm. I'm emphatic. It is not about setting up a system that is responsible and respectful to the taxpayers who are financing everything.

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