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Dr Quinn - Medicine Man - doesn't seem to have problems getting things on the ballot - let's just ask him to put it on for us.
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OK we can link 2 ballot measures together - we raise the min wage to $481 per hour. That way everybody who works in Illinois will make more than $1 million. Add the 3% surcharge on top then the government will have more money than it could ever need - at least for a year or 2. For those who think this doesn't make sense - it doesn't but it makes as much sense to me as this surcharge does.…
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Don't the rich already pay more in income taxes? 6% of a million is more than 6% of say $50,000, so the rich pay more now. Democrats are using these ballot measures to wage class warfare and increase voter turnout for democrats. Democrats don't care one bit about the little guy, they just want to maintain their power and control with these ballot questions.

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Strawman: The Walker and The Talker.........

5 months, 4 weeks ago by Strawman

 

The season for State of this and that was highlighted, I guess, by the president’s State of the Union address given this past Tuesday.  Now on the books as one of the lowest rated (TV) addresses ever, one, after reading the transcripts, can see why.  Obama’s address contained more fact than fiction, more threats, and more empty promises than the four that preceded it.   The president’s inspiring ”I have a pen and phone”, approach was right out of John Podesta’s playbook and reeked of Saul Alinsky.  So, you’re wanting more lies and empty promises?  Check this out:

“Here are the results of your efforts:  The lowest unemployment rate in over five years.  A rebounding housing market.  A manufacturing sector that’s adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s.  More oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years.  Our deficits – cut by more than half.  And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.”

News flash; we’re 17 trillion in debt and heading north of that figure in a hurry thanks to Mr. Shovel ready.  The unemployment numbers have been cooked and his honor has been waffling on making a decision on the Keystone Pipeline for going on three years.  My hero!!!  Here’s more fiction:

“Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better.  But average wages have barely budged.  Inequality has deepened.  Upward mobility has stalled.  The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead.  And too many still aren’t working at all.”

Now remember, the person giving this speech has been in office for over 5 years, during which time this country has more people NOT working and getting some sort of government assistance than ever before.  Of course the word accountability won’t be found in Mr. Obama’s vocabulary.  He had nothing to do with the condition this country is in and he’ll tell anyone with ears how he’s the victim here. The noises made by our 44th president this past Tuesday night were the utterings of a desperate man who’s void of political capital and fresh out of race cards.  He’s a loser.  And with him at the helm---so are we.

 And then there’s Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin.  This often attacked and much maligned conservative delivered his State of the State on January 22nd.  Check out the differences in the two:

“Thankfully, the days of double-digit tax increases, billion-dollar deficits, and major job loss are gone.  We replaced them with massive tax cuts, growing budget surpluses, and significant job growth.  Wisconsin is going back to work. Tonight, we have some really great news about the economy and our fiscal situation.  The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau recently verified that the state will have $911 million more than previously projected.  These new revenues are not a one-time windfall, or budget gimmick, but come from a strong economic recovery, where more people are working, more employers are hiring, and personal income is going up.  They also come from good stewardship of the taxpayers’ money.

What do you do with a surplus?  Give it back to the people who earned it.  It’s your money.  I propose that we deposit a portion of these new revenues in the state’s rainy day fund and use the remainder to provide much needed tax relief to you—the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin.”

That’s pretty good news if you’re a resident of Wisconsin.  A government that’s actually working on behalf of the people?  A government that’s in the black and looking to return funds to the taxpayer?  A governor that’s not too busy blocking bridges and holding hands with the president to get the job done for his state?  Pat Quinn are you getting any of this?

Now, for the record I’ve seen Walker speak in public and know him to be a tele-prompter free, straight from the heart kind of speaker.  Sure, he’s got notes, but nobody wearing the Union label is writing his speeches for him.  Walker has been put through hell by union thugs and liberals alike.  The bought and paid for liberal/union crowd occupied the state capitol in Madison and did millions in damages, and his wife and kids were threated a couple of years ago. But he manned up and stayed the course.  He put programs in place in Wisconsin, worked those programs and the results speak for themselves.  Walker underplays his accomplishments in his new book, Unintimidated.  I suggest you pick up a copy.

Scott Walker is an example of what a genuine public official should be.  And the other guy?  Well, even those on the left know what we have there…….

 

 

 

 

 


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