February 21, 2014 2:50 pm

  • Wolf

    Lets hope that we can get rid of Quinn and that none of the established insider GOP members replace him. There is much reform and restructuring necessary to bring down the taxes of this state including property taxes in order to restore real economic growth. Only a non-insider and creator of this massive fraud on the taxpayers will ever address this crime and corruption by the Public Sector today. It is clear that these Communists only serve to enrich themselves while destroying the nation, state or local areas whichever is relevant. It truly is amazing that these criminals of the Public Sector are not behind bars for Life for their crimes against the taxpayers and the Constitution.

  • Danni Smith

    Attract the unwashed to Illinois, make Chicago a sanctuary city, all for the votes. One small problem when they run out of other people’s money-those taker’s are going to storm the gates and do what has been done to so many other corrupt tyrants who thought they could maintain power by giving other people’s stuff away, then when stuff runs out they clamp down on the complaints, and then the complainers get peeved at being controlled, while they are cold, but not the tyrant, and then the tyrant gets more restrictive when the complainers complain that they are cold and hungry, but not the tyrant, and then. Oh well, it’s happening in Ukraine now because of the corrupt Russian government. Check this out-heard about this from Ivan Krastev, Author of Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders. Viktor Yanukovych has/had, until today, a secret $75 million home: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20140222/API/302229567
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Yanukovych
    Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/ivan-krastev-looks-at-what-is-at-stake-for-europe-and-russia-in-kyiv-s-mass-protests#smmi503mBrHuQryp.99

    • concerned taxpayer

      Very interesting article (3rd link, project-syndicate). Ukraininan Americans are strongly in favor of closer ties with EU, not Russia, which is why they immigrated here. This should be a reminder to us here what can happen when government leaders decide to act in opposition to the wishes of the populace.

  • Danni Smith

    Attract the unwashed to Illinois, make Chicago a sanctuary city, all for the votes. One small problem when they run out of other people’s money-those taker’s are going to storm the gates and do what has been done to so many other corrupt tyrants who thought they could maintain power by giving other people’s stuff away, then when stuff runs out they clamp down on the complaints, and then the complainers get peeved at being controlled, while they are cold, but not the tyrant, and then the tyrant gets more restrictive when the complainers complain that they are cold and hungry, but not the tyrant, and then. Oh well, it’s happening in Ukraine now because of the corrupt Russian government. Check this out-heard about this from Ivan Krastev, Author of Can Democracy Survive When We Don’t Trust Our Leaders. Viktor Yanukovych has/had, until today, a secret $75 million home: http://www.gainesville.com/art
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V
    Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.o

    • mrv

      Dear Danni Smith,
      Thank you for the clarity of your message…I only hope that you and other like-minded citizens are not too late.

  • mrv

    Dear Wolf,
    The Democratic Party stopped being about doing what was best for our nation some decades ago. The Progressive/ Socialist/ Marxist wing, which now controls the party, is all about the politics of class warfare, race, and division. The once great party of Jefferson, Jackson, FDR, Truman, JFK, and others, always put the well-being of our country first and foremost. However, the road to hell is, indeed, paved with good intentions. President Obama, Quinn, et al, always love to say what they do is “for the children,” but what they do is TO the children. The Democratic Party will now and forever be about creating a permanent underclass, which will always cast their ballots to the Party of Santa Claus. They are only concerned about winning elections which will give them ultimate control of the federal government, judiciary, and bureaucracy. The Utopian Statists see Obamunism as the path to their “Brave New World.” If the Republican Party will not call them out as destroyers of America, then, indeed, as Lincoln said, we “were the last, best hope of mankind.”