Why is the Pritzker, Rauner election race irrelevant to Illinois? The General Assembly will aid, abet, and empower Pritzker. They’ll tax too much so they can spend even more. We’ll still be broke. Nothing will change. The masses who vote but don’t pay taxes will not be appeased. Instead, they will demand even more because they were promised the ranch. With Rauner we get more of the same: higher taxes, no pension fix, and a sanctuary state.
Am I going to die today? That’s my question every morning before I get in the car and drive through a road construction work zone on Illinois Route 53 that has a speed limit everyone ignores because no one enforces the law. The state tells me to disobey the work zone limit at my peril. Other drivers expect me to get moving or else. What’s a driver to do when you only want to survive your drive to work?
When we give money to other countries through USAID one of our goals is to make it difficult for foreign governments to exploit despair. The United States is not a third world country. Quite the opposite is true. Is that why despair in America is made to be exploited instead of eliminated?
Midterm campaign season is getting ready to explode. These are the lessons for candidates who weren’t paying attention to this summer’s hot and ugly national climate: low unemployment is a failure, extremism is moderation, the rule of law depends on what party you belong to, and only the opposition’s Supreme Court nominees will legislate from the bench.
Until now Democrats were long-time supporters of government workers and labor interests. They just finished blasting the Supreme Court for the Janus public sector union decision and Republican anti-union policies will factor hugely into the coming midterm elections. How do federal officers who are also union members factor into the party’s agenda? That question creates a huge conflict for extremist party members who will be forced to pander to unions and illegal immigrants to bring out the November vote.