Economic Activity? You Judge

by:  Diane Benjamin The City of Bloomington recently declared the Coliseum has produced $98 MILLION dollars of Economic Activity.  The Coliseum opened in 2006, the first full year was 2007.  2007 Sales Tax receipts were LOWER than 2006 (see chart below).  Receipts increased when the tax to pay for the Coliseum was increased.  Keep in […]

YES you are smart enough

by:  Diane Benjamin I’ve talked to many people recently who think they aren’t smart enough to run for City Council.  Have you watched a Council meeting?  Seriously, most of the current elected do as they are told.  If you are capable of any amount of independent thought, you would be among the best and brightest […]

Why voting Libertarian will destroy Illinois UPDATE

Libertarians:  Please read and think:  http://dailysignal.com/2014/09/30/political-strategists-plot-libertarians-conservatives-can-unite-take-back-white-house/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social by:  Diane Benjamin Yes, I’ve heard all the arguments.  You don’t want to hold your nose and vote again for somebody you don’t 100% like. Get a clue:  There are no perfect candidates!  No even those calling themselves libertarians. Think about this: Democrats control Illinois Democrat Gov Quinn controls […]

Fly on the Wall: Steve Vogel

Here is Steve Vogel’s reason to vote for Pat Quinn in November: Quinn is going to jail.  Paul Vallas (Lieutenant Governor candidate) is going to be a great governor!  After all, the Chicago public schools are great now since Vallas fixed everything. Brilliant!  Anybody still funding the Pantagraph propaganda machine?  Why? . . .