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What's Wrong With Illinois

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barry C. Roach, Jan 17, 2011.

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  1. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    TURNS OUT IT IS CHICAGO. We all knew it.

    Below is the report from Crains listing Chicago's Largest Employers:

    1. U.S. Government
    2. Chicago Public Schools
    3.City of Chicago This partially explains why we are the laughing stock of the country.
    4. State of Illinois
    5. Cook County
    6. Wal Mart---the company that has difficulty obtaining permission to open stores in Chicago.

    As a 1/13/11 Wall Street Journal stated: " Illinois was one of the few states, and the only one in the Midwest, that rewarded Democrats for their budget and pension mismanagement by re-electing them. Voters don't always get the government they deserve, but in this case we regret to say that they did."
     
  2. Bruce Specht

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    Barry, perfect timing, I saw a4'x8' sign in the front lawn of a house here in Elmhurst Ill just two hrs ago it read." Congrats to Illinois the first state to claim a Socialist form of Government". This is with outa a doubt the most corrupt state in the union
     
  3. TNCoach

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    I saw the exodus starting around 1980 when the good jobs dried up and the taxes went up.

    We were all joking back then that we should start putting up signs that read "Will the last person to leave Illinois please turn the lights off."

    I think that slogan still hold true now more than ever...

    TNCoach
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Chicago - Liberal Utopia.

    They'll just keep on going until it collapses like Detroit, another Liberal Utopia.
     
  5. crusha

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    Lazy unions, crooked politicians, and Dahaub...a marriage made in Heaven.
     
  6. Bisi

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    Dubhub is from IL?

    That explains a lot.
     
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    And you guys pick on California...
     
  8. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    Barry:

    I would respectfully submit that the WSJ failed to grasp the obvious. Illinois and Crook County/Chicago are NOT one and the same.

    Crook County returned it's team of liberal dolts. They deserve each other. OTOH, Congressional District 17 was (poorly) represented by perenial nitwit Lane Evans for approx 20 years. In 2007 health issues forced Evans out of office. His seat was "inherited" by long time staffer, Phil Hare. Hare a knee jerk lib (just like his former boss Evans) voted in lock step with his disfunctional lib dem colleagues. However, to their credit, in November the voters of the 17th district dumped Hare's sorry liberal butt in favor of Bobby Schilling - a Tea Party Republican.

    Just one more example where Illinois "gets it" unlike Crook County/Chicago which doesn't.

    sissy
     
  9. ricks1

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    Thread was about IL but since CA come up? HYJACK CA sucks too
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    You spelled it wrong. It's "Commiefornia".
     
  11. halfmile

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    Too bad D-Con doesn't work on Democrats.

    They are like Hyenas. Once they get the spending frenzy on, it won't stop till there is nothing left but dry bones.

    Usury allows the debt to pile up, and the host organism can do nothing but collapse once a certain point is reached.

    HM
     
  12. BAD 303

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    Nothing is wrong with 90% of Illinois. It is the liberal leaches from Chittown that are the problem. Just a shame another Democrate run stste is headed down the sewer.
     
  13. kehrby

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    I wish I had heard it first hand but I unfortunately didn't. Our Governor from the great state of Indiana does some interviews on Chicago radio stations sometimes. Apparently last week he said that Illinois was like having a disfunctional family living next door! By the way Mitch Daniels is a Republican and Indiana is in very good financial shape.

    Steve
     
  14. shannon391

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    Prohibition corrupted Chicago, The mob and crooked politics have held the state hostage for decades.
     
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    There was an article in the paper about how Illinois is dealing with their financial troubles - hiking the State income tax by 85% and ditto corporate taxes. Governors from as far away as New Jersey are coming to Illinois to lure busniesses away. The Governor of Indiana was reported as having said it's like living next door to the Simpsons.
     
  16. kgun_shooter

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    Politicians just don't get it, you can't get blood from a turnip. If people aren't working then they can't pay the taxes. Bring jobs back to this country first!
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    The Chicago Democratic Organization has had a strangle hold on Illinois Politics for years ... The towns outside of Cook County and Chicago Proper don't like to admit it but they are run by the Chicago Democratic Organization and have been for many years ... The influence of the Democratic Organization stinks up the entire state and probably will for as long as most of us are alive to talk about it and beyond ... This organization was well developed when most of us were kids and has a foot hold like no other on the people and Politicians of the State itself, thats not likely to change in the near future ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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    "You can't get blood from a turnip"......that's right, but you can sure put that turnips ass in jail.
     
  19. Bruce Specht

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    Take a moment to realize that the President holds the office because of the power base here in Chicago, also know as Illinois. I submit the following, Mayor Richy J Daley send his r.h. man Rahm, to work for Slik Willy Clinton. He is placed in charge of Fanny Mae during his tenure Fannie May over states its value by a mere 5 billion dollars, the starting point for the real estate crisis. 100% loans meanwhile here in Illinois we have Obama working closley with Mr. Resko now in jail and our ex Govenor Blagovich a convicted criminal. Mean while Obama and Resko buy realestate from Patty Blagovich wife of the then govenor. Obama gets elected and Rahm heads to Washington to keep tabs on Obama. Leaves DC when Richy J calls it quits and will not seek another term as mayor. Not unlike his father Richy Daley is a political king maker. Back comes Rahm to be elected as Mayor of Obamas home town! I predict that each of these criminals will at some time be brought to justice with the exception of Richy Daley who's brother William is now a member of Obamas staff1
     
  20. twotimer

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    Kehrby, what your Indiana gov said was "it's like living next to the Simpsons."
     
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