Skip to comments."A State with No Republicans!"
Posted on 11/17/2013 6:52:32 AM PST by oldbrowser
"A State with No Republicans!"
Very interesting...Note this. A US State with zero Republicans in office - The State of Illinois. Think about this.
Some interesting data on the 'state' of Illinois ... There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
Be sure to read till the end. I've never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago ? Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago . 221 killed in Iraq ; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
Here's the Chicago chain of command: President: Barack Hussein Obama · Senator: Dick Durbin · House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. · Governor: Pat Quinn · House leader: Mike Madigan · Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) · Mayor: Rohm Emanuel · The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. · Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago . ·
Of course, they're all blaming each other. · Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! ·
Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
>> State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
>> Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any!
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us?
>> George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the prison.
>> He was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is that's right, also in the prison.
>> And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago, because he is fighting to not be sent to...that's right, prison.
The Land of Lincoln , where our governors make our license plates.
But you know what?
As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago , nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.
"Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Don't forget Detroit another good example.
Some of you might find these data interesting. ALL SHOULD.
There are actually two messages here. The first is very interesting, but the second is absolutely astounding -- and explains a lot!
A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. ------- 65%
England ------- 46%
Canada ------- 42%
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. ------ 93%
England ------- 15%
Canada ------ 43%
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. ------ 90%
England ------ 15%
Canada ------ 43%
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. ------ 77%
England ------ 40%
Canada ------ 43%
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. ------ 71
England ------ 14
Canada ------ 18
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. ------ 12%
England ------ 2%
Canada ------ 6%
And now for the last statistic:
National Health Insurance?
U.S. ------ NO
England ------ YES
Canada ------ YES
And check this last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.....
You know what the private business sector is. A real-life business, not a Government job. Here are the percentages:
T. Roosevelt............... . 38%
Wilson ........................... 52%
F. Roosevelt.................. 50%
This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
That's right! Only eight percent -- the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big Corporations how to run their business?
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers?
They've spent most of their time in academia, Government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community organizers." They should have been in an employment line.
Pass this on because we'll NEVER see these facts in the mainstream media.
"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors." - Plato
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery" ... Winston Churchill
I live in the People’s Paradise of Illinoistan. This is the Holy Land of Democrats and is filled with True Believers. People here are Democrats first and Americans, Catholics, Baptists, Methodists, etc., second. Someone could become famous doing a “Cult Study” of Democrats in Illinois.
Good read but I think George Ryan is out of prison.
I hate liberals but to be accurate:
Current Senate Members 98th General Assembly: Democrats: 40 Republicans: 19
Current House Members 98th General Assembly: Democrats: 71 Republicans: 47
Even ol’ Everett McKinely Dirksen understood the liberalism of IL voters; that’s probably whey he delivered so frequently for his friend LBJ even though he was officially a Goldwater man.
The Chicago democrat political machine has run the state for decades, and probably always will. I lived in Illinois back when someone like Everett Dirkson could still get elected, but I think those days are over.
Exactly. Once out or the Rat infested metro areas, IL looks like America.
Uncredited e-mails usually aren’t reliable sources.
Illinois Republicans have US Senator Mark Kirk, half a dozen US congressmen, and two statewide elected officials, Comptroller Judy Topinka and Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
An interesting fact for the history-minded amongst us, remember back in 2009 when President Obama went out and campaigned STRONGLY for Chicago to get the Olympic Games for 2016 (won by Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)? Just imagine this situation if Chi-Town had won the bid (they were one of 4 finalists), 3 years away and all of those lovely corruptible contracts!
It was telling that even at Obama’s all time height for international approval (Nobel Peace Prize and all), he failed to bring home the bacon to the “Meatpacker to the World!” Now we can see that he is as he has always been, more squeal than meat!
Once the mess is fixed, then the rats begin complaining about fairness and equality and take over again.
The frightening thing is that Chicago, like other leftist enclaves, will have the political power to force the rest of America to bail them out and nothing will change.
The founders had it right - each state should have been it’s own experiment in democracy and rise and fall on it’s own merits. What we have now is a totalitarian scheme that forces the red to pay for the small enclaves of blue even as the blue enclaves sneer at those who pay for them.
While pretty darn close to a state with no Republicans in office at the state-wide level the fact is the Illinois State Treasurer and Illionis Comptroller are both Republicans.
The rest of the State-Wide Offices (Governor, Lt Governor, Speaker of the House, Senate Leader, Secretary of State) are all Chicago Big City Democrats.
Our Senators: One Democrat (Dick Durbin, blechh) and One "Republican" (Mark Kirk, equally blechh.)
We have 5 US Representatives that are Republicans, the rest are Democrats.
As bad as this state is (and I live here...) I really wish people would CHECK the facts of something before posting it as gospel here on FR.
He got out last December just before Christmas.
Rod Blagojevich (sp?) remains in prison for at least another 14 or 15 years.
Another problem with the posted article is the “Survey of Health Care” supposedly from Investor’s Business Daily” - the survey is a complete hoax.
Don’t get me wrong - Obamacare is a disaster, but this survey is phoney. I didn’t trust the liberal sites that dissed the survey, but here are some conservative sites who confirmed that the survey is not real.
Yeah that was a rip. There’s a pretty straight line between six kids burned alive and Ryan selling trucking licenses to illegals. Blagojevich was a loud mouth jerk with a judge who had it out for him.
Does the stat about cabinet members mean working in the private sector IMMEDIATELY before being appointed to the cabinet, or any time in their prof career?
Just for kicks I did some research:
John Kerry: served in Vietnam, no private exp
Jack Lew: Citibank
Chuck Hagel: Firestone, McCarthy Group (private equity)
Eric Holder: Covington and Burling (attorneys)
Sally Jewell: Ranier Bank, REI
Tom Vilsack: no private exp
Penny Pritzker: Hyatt Hotels
Ernest Moniz: MIT head of physics dept
Arne Duncan: professional basketball player
Kathleen Sebelius: attorney, lobbyist
Eric Shinseki: military lifer
Rand Beers: Marines, career politician
Thomas Perez: no private exp
I remember it like it was yesterday.
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