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[24 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Kristina Rasmussen, Illinois Policy Institute You are making a difference, but we’re not done yet. Phones at the statehouse have been ringing off the hook since we alerted you last week to mischief in Springfield regarding plans to hike…

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[14 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Cranky Housewife – The NATO Summit countdown has begun – which you know, in New York City, when they do a countdown for the really exciting events…you’ve got to admit it…they know how to do it right; they drop…

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[24 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

by John F. Di Leo Embracing a 2% savings at the cost of a 20% raise. The December 2011 battle in Washington, D.C. — a battle over continuing a Social Security tax-cut for another year, or even another two months…

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[8 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Teri O’Brien Today, former Wall Street big shot/democrat hack John Corzine will appear before the House Agriculture Committee, apparently to offer an apology, but no explanation, for the missing $1.2 million of client funds from his bankrupt and bizarrely…

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[11 Sep 2011 | One Comment | ]

by John F. Di Leo Sitcom fans will recall a particularly memorable episode of the iconic show Seinfeld – “The Fatigues” in Season Eight – in which two characters accidentally mix up a pair of manuscripts, not realizing their error…

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[23 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

When Springfield’s hunger for more revenue permits the whim of a bureaucrat to replace written law. by John F. Di Leo Roman life in the 5th century B.C. was pretty good, relatively speaking. Roman society had freed itself from the…

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[29 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

Newsflash to my ideologically-pure friends: the debt limit is going to be raised. Repeating: the debt ceiling is going to be raised. End of story. The only question is that going to happen with some small steps toward our ultimate objectives, cutting spending, a conservative Congress and a president who actually supports the Constitution, rather than considering it an annoying obstacle to his creation of a Euro-style socialist utopia right here in the good ole’ USA, or is it going to be a disastrous typical Washington "compromise" crafted by "moderates?"

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[19 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Nancy Thorner According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Illinois ended Fiscal Year 2010 in worst financial shape than any other state in the country, with a total state debt of $120,743,392 when compiling outstanding debt, pension and…

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[15 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]

By Reps. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) With $14 trillion in debt, sustained unemployment over 9 percent and a liberal Washington orthodoxy that demands continuously higher borrowing and spending, America is on the verge of drowning in red…

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[8 Jul 2011 | One Comment | ]

Here’s U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s response to an Illinois constituent query on the debt limit vote coming up: Thank you for contacting me regarding the debt limit and the need to address our rising national debt. I am greatly concerned…