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Thursday, November 04, 2010

While Illinois General Assembly Remains in Control of Political Mafia and On Track to Bankruptcy, Change Has Come to the Illinois Congressional Delegation with Hultgren, Kinzinger, Dold and Walsh

Illinois voters are an interesting group...but depending on where you look.

In suburban districts of Chicago, including the 14th Congressional District that spreads from Aurora through western Illinois, voters elected new representatives.  Randy Hultgren defeated Bill Foster for the former seat held by Speaker of the House Denny Hastert.

Thanks to victories by Hultgren, Adam Kinzinger, Robert Dold and Joe Walsh, the Illinois Congressional delegation will have a Republican majority.

Meanwhile, while Illinois Republicans narrowed the gap in the Illinois House and Illinois Senate, state government is still controlled by political mafia kingpins such as Michael Madigan.

Chicago and Cook County voters chose to elect political mafia leaders like Joe Berrios over independent Forrest Claypool for Assessor.

If elected, Pat Quinn, who may or may not have narrowly edged out Bill Brady for Governor of Illinois, would mean that state government in full control of the same people who got us into the state's fiscal crisis in the first place.  It's not simply that Republicans should be in control, but that it's the SAME Democrats that are now being given another chance to make things worse.

As much as state Republicans have failed in recent years, Democrats have failed as well.  Next chance to replace many of the political mafia will be in 2012.  Will Democrats begin to challenge their own and replace the political mafia with better choices?  If not, will Republicans learn a lesson from the Congressional races and strongly challenge and elect change?

However, by 2012, the State of Illinois may have been forced to declare bankruptcy unless they make a dramatic shift in how they do business.

It's your money.


Anonymous said...

The more things "change"....the more they stay the same.

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness I moved out of Illinois....

Anonymous said...

Quinn announced today income tax is going up thanks all you saps and minorities that voted for him

Anonymous said...

pack your bags, last one out hit the lights.