Tonight’s Chicago Metro episode of Public Affairs features Vince Kolber, Republican candidate for congress in the 5th CD taking on 6 year incumbent Mike Quigley (D-Chicago). The show airs tonight at 8:30 pm in the below listed 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs on the indicated channels:
Kolber debates and discusses with show host Jeff Berkowitz the key issues of the day and of the 5th CD race, including can the U. S. and its allies destroy ISIS, do we need smarter financial regulation, should we empower parents with school choice, would a higher minimum wage kill jobs or help low skilled, low income employees, can Obamacare be fixed and should we cut corporate income tax rates to keep U. S. Corporations competitive and headquartered in the U. S.
The show featuring Vince Kolber also airs tomorrow night at 8:30 pm in ten North Shore suburbs on Comcast Cable Ch. 19: Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka
Illinois 5th CD spans much of the north side of Chicago from Lake Michigan into the Western Suburbs, including Schiller Park, Franklin Park , River Grove, Elmwood Park, Northlake and Melrose Park. Wrigley Field and Chicago’s Boystown are both located in this district, along with the Chicago neighborhoods of Lakeview, Uptown and Lincoln Park.
From tonight’s show:
Vince Kolber: [President Obama] has us looking to a model of the so-called success in Somalia, but that’s really the wrong model [for building a coalition to take on ISIS]. The model that he should be looking at is the model of the Gulf 1 effort in 1991. He should be taking a master class from [then] Secretary of State Jim Baker and George Bush, Sr. They were the coalition builders, they got that job done quickly. I wish President Obama Godspeed.
Vince Kolber: Way too cozy of a relationship, wasn’t there between Wall St. and Washington, DC? They were working hand and glove. On the one hand, we had all the guarantee agencies, the Fanny Mays and the Ginny Mays that put our housing market on steroids—that fed a pipeline of securities into Wall St. , all of that caused this enormous rupture, it was the wrong thing, and it was wrong going back to Clinton when he closed out the Glass Steagall Act-- that was at the behest of Sandy Weil, who had the vision of the financial SuperStore-- CitiBank, and even Sandy Weil now admits that that was a bad idea.