Posts in category "Jobs"

Media Ignores Michelle Obama's Out Right Lies That Illinois is 'Leading' in Job Creation

-By Warner Todd Huston In a visit to Southern Illinois, First Lady Michelle Obama noted in a stump speech that Illinois leads the nation in job creation. This is not just political spin, but, based solely on statistics, this is a straight out lie. And where was the media? They have ignored her lies. Obama... Read more »

Happy Birthday Chicago's Own Milton Friedman: His 7 Most Notable Quotes

-By Rob Nikolewski Harry Truman once complained he wanted to find a one-handed economist because he was tired of asking a direct question of those on his economic team, only to have them say, “On the one hand … but on the other hand.” If there was one hand that noted economist Milton Friedman favored,... Read more »

Would Chicago REALLY Vote for Commie Karen Lewis for Mayor!?

-By Warner Todd Huston A new poll of likely Chicago voters seems to find that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in bad shape for his re-election coming up next year. The poll shows that two other candidates are far and away more popular than the incumbent mayor. One of those two is Chicago Teachers Union President... Read more »
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Thanks Democrats, Illinois Fails Again: Worst in Midwest for Private Sector Job Creation

-By Warner Todd Huston I have been chronicling all the major failures of the once great state of Illinois and this week we have yet another one. A new tabulation of private sector job creation finds that Illinois created a dismal 500 non-government jobs in 2013 making it the single worst state in the Midwest... Read more »

Transparency a Must to Protect Our Ecosystem

April brought us Earth Day and with it at focus on both our ecosystem and those that claim it is their highest interest to protect the same. With reflection, though, we have to wonder if these self-appointed guardians of our environment are really just foxes guarding the henhouse succumbing to the temptation of power and... Read more »

Eric Khon Slams Rich Miller as Anti-Capitalist

-By Warner Todd Huston Eric Kohn over at Illinois Mirror has a great piece that highlights the main difference between real capitalism and the sort of crony capitalism (which isn’t capitalism at all) that the left so dearly loves. Rich Miller is a liberal who runs a well-trafficked website on Illinois politics called Capitol Fax.... Read more »
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Poll: Even People in Illinois Say Illinois Worst State to Live In

-By Warner Todd Huston Now, usually when a state is dissed it is dissed by people from outside the state. With the usual hometown bravado, and all, denizens of a state used to stick up for their own in the face of criticism. But a new poll finds that Illinois is so bad, even people... Read more »

Obama Sues so Illinois Muslims Can Refuse Work Without Being Fired

-By Warner Todd Huston So, according to the Obama administration, if you are a Muslim in Illinois who signed a contract to work for a company, but you find that you just don’t want to do something your boss tells you to do, why, you just don’t have to do it. Oh, and if you... Read more »

The Business of Guns: An Economic Powerhouse!

Gun manufacturing and sales is big business in the United States–as it turns out, one of the biggest. In terms of gun ownership, the U.S. is the runaway global leader. There are nearly nine firearms for every 10 American citizens; this proportion is 40% higher than that of Yemen, which ranks second in the world... Read more »
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Americans For Prosperity Protest Outside Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Chicago HQ Over Obamacare

-By Warner Todd Huston Some members of the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity mounted a little community awareness protest over the crony capitalist role in Obamacare’s “enroll America” program being carried out by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The protest was held outside the healthcare giant’s downtown headquarters, today. In a past press release, Americans for... Read more »