There are more people on welfare in Illinois that there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the US averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80 to 90% of their income. You can't blame that on Republicans because there aren't any.
Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
Be sure and read till the end, much more to come.Body count: in the last 6 months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221 killed in Iraq and Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
There's the Chicago chain of command:
President: Barack Obama
Senator: #$%$ Durbin
House of Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr.
Governor: Pat Quinn
House leader: Mike Madigan
Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike)
Thanks for the combat zone in Chicago.
Of course they are all blaming each other. Can't blame Republicans, there aren't any.
Chicago schools 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 the 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 prison.
Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is.... That's right, in prision.
And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a couple of weeks ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to... thats right again, prison.
The land of Lincoln, where past 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 that the state will go broke before the country does.
Any man 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....