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Friday, June 01, 2012

Madigan and Illinois Political Mafia Fail to Address Fiscal Crisis and Pension Reform; Instead Push Gambling Expansion...It's Time to Revolt or Bolt Illinois

We truly feel sorry for the hard-working taxpayers of Illinois who aren't connected, get paid to go to political events, don't know who's who of cronies and how to game the system to get cushy pensions, perks or favors.

You don't matter...well, except when it's time to pay the bills for the actions of the corrupt, unethical, incompetent, arrogant and egomaniac leadership of Illinois.

Late into Thursday night, Illinois FAILED again to deal with the fiscal crisis, starting with pension reform.  Instead, the leadership of John Cullerton, Michael and Lisa Madigan put gambling expansion as their priority.

The crisis of Illinois includes a crisis of leadership, integrity and finances, for a deadly combination that exploits taxpayers and generations to come.

Those who voted for the incompetent leadership we have seen from Aurora to Chicago to Springfield are also responsible for this mess.  Elections have consequences.

As things go from bad to worse (stay tuned for the bond ratings of Illinois to get whacked again), the only question remains...will taxpayers revolt or just bolt Illinois?

We couldn't help but noticing that during Michael Madigan's ending remarks at the end of the spring session for the Illinois General Assembly, where he has been in control for 40 years, he reminded us of one of those oblivious arrogant dictators you see often in history who stand above everyone, telling his brain-dead followers who fail to challenge his wrath, his justification of why they are great instead of dealing with the reality of their failures.

See a portion of the video of Michael Madigan remarks...then see the next video to see what may be the only way to save Illinois.






13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't bother me I'm too busy killin babies and protectin perverts to be bothered with any sensible governing.

Anonymous said...

Hey, if we're going to rely on "sin" to bring in revenue to the state (i.e. gambling, taxes on booze and cigarettes, liquour license fees, etc.), we need to realize we're missing the best revenue source of all. We need to legalize bordellos. Allow cities to set zoning requirements, but put a place where prostitutes can ply their trade off the street. Require the prostitutes and bordello to be licensed (for a nice fee), require regular medical exams, require the customers to wear condoms, require regular reporting of income, which now becomes taxable because it's on the books. Prostitution will NEVER be eliminated, but it can be managed. It works in those parts of Nevada that allow it. Heck, we've had legal prostitutes for years anyway. We call them politicians.

Anonymous said...

Bolt,bolt,bolt. That's what I did six years ago and haven't been happier. Tired of all the piss ant politicians grabbing for my wallet anytime they wanted a raise or an increase in their pensions. Don't own a thing and don't want to as long as it can be taxed. They can all go to hell which is where this country is headed anyway.

Anonymous said...

But you haven't completely bolted, if you're still commenting here. If I bolted (also called running away w/ your tail between your legs), I'd be reading and commenting on blogs where I moved TO, not where I moved FROM. I suspect, though, that you actually haven't gone anywhere, and are just flapping your gums to blow off steam.

Anonymous said...

Actually a lot of ex-Aurorans (in particular) and ex-Illinois residents still comment in local blogs etc, many have family and friends and even employers still here and keep up on things. I am now a snowbird, a resident of FL but I own a home in IL and stay here most of the year. Saves me 10K now in income taxes.

For us, we decided to leave IL and Aurora last election when ever incumbent on the city council was re-elected. That election demonstrated this city was doomed and the previous election when Quinn was elected showed the state was doomed.

Anonymous said...

"but I own a home in IL and stay here most of the year."

In other words, I'm right, you HAVEN'T bolted.

Anonymous said...

10:33 That's the beauty of the internet and free speech. You can live where you want and still have world wide coverage to comment on all the EVIL in the world.

Anonymous said...

3:17, actually I am not the person you were addressing in your post. In other words at least two people are residents of other states and post here. Our handcuff is simply and elderly mother. When she is gone we will be 100% gone.

Anonymous said...

Wow, 3:42, such a loving child. Your mother is a "handcuff". If that's all you care about her, just go ahead and abandon her. I doubt it would surprise her.

Anonymous said...

Not my mother a motherr-in-law and she is an anchor around her children's neck. If it was up to me we would be long gone.

Anonymous said...

We collectively have elected corrupt, incompetent and horrible people to lead not only the state, but cities like Chicago and Aurora. The ethical elected officials who protect taxpayers are the exception instead of the rule.

The problem I see with is that at the last election, we didn't learn our lesson after the massive tax increase and we elected some of the same clowns. So, we are getting what we deserve.

For individuals who didn't vote for the clowns, this is a bad choice. Either continue to watch our leadership cost us or find somewhere else. The idea to bolt is becoming more attractive and will become financially necessary at the rate things are going.

Anonymous said...

I'm no psychologist, but it is remarkable to watch a few seconds of Madigan and then watch the Apple 1984 commercial. We really need someone to run into the Illnois House and smash the way things are done.

Anonymous said...

Keep in mind, 10:12, that it's fairly easy w/ selective editing to make anyone look like just about anything. Breitbart's website's specialty was posting highly edited tapes that completely changed the context and frequently made things out to be the opposite of what they really were.