Illinois needs to tax retirement income

By:  Diane Benjamin Those aren’t my words – Democrat Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs stated that.  Of course he claims only the “high income” earners will be the victims. Since Democrats don’t believe in learning from history, somebody should tell them that people don’t hang around a state to get their money stolen by taxation.  Every […]

Don’t forget who won’t let you work

By:  Diane Benjamin Indiana is open.  I know locals who have driven to the Beef House right across the border to sit down for a good meal. Iowa is open for full capacity in-restaurant dining. Wisconsin is open after their Supreme Court ruled the governor’s actions illegal. Illinois has Pritzker’s boot on everybody’s neck, he […]

New feature: The Moron Award

By:  Diane Benjamin Ever seen kids throwing a fit in a store when mommy won’t buy them what they want?  Ever seen mommy buy it just to shut them up? The local babies won’t get “mommy” to comply.   Our leaders know giving into terrorists only makes them stronger.  The mom who buys them something to […]

Democrats running amok!

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrats think they are so smart they need to run your life for you!  Of course that takes away your God-given right to run your own life. Here’s a little of what bills have been presented by Democrats in Springfield: Ban gas powered leaf blowers Ban you from pumping your own gas […]

Policies: GOP vrs Democrats

By:  Diane Benjamin Why was the Obama economy awful while the Trump economy is booming? Policies! https://www.pantagraph.com/opinion/columnists/central-illinois-voices-bloomington-needs-to-rethink-business-policies/article_fa5618aa-7657-5325-aa20-1852b3a34f3c.html I don’t know why the Pantagraph allows Justin Boyd to write editorials, but today I am glad they did. Justin thinks starting a business in Bloomington is really hard because of all the paperwork the City requires.  So […]

Things that don’t fit anywhere else

By:  Diane Benjamin It looks like Kroger won’t be building on East College.  There is a sign on the property now advertising Commercial property for sale,. The Pantagraph ran the story below using 10 years of data, not the data from last year showing the Bloomington-Normal Metro area lost population.  https://blnnews.com/2019/04/18/yep-people-are-leaving/ Say it together:  #FakeNews.  […]

Local Democrats need economics course

By:  Diane Benjamin The local Democrats shared this on Facebook: Of course they had to pretend the Republicans are the party of the rich, facts don’t matter when talking points to keep the minions uniformed work better. Since democrats don’t bother with history before legislating, Pritzker and crew think the rich will hang around and […]

Democrats run wild

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrats have only been in complete control of the state for a short time.  Already they have passed a $15 minimum wage which make Illinois even less competitive with all of the surrounding states. Other things being seriously considered: Removing all regulations including parental notification on abortion Allowing abortion up to birth […]

Supposedly Nonpartisan

By:  Diane Benjamin Municipal elections are by law nonpartisan.  The theory is party doesn’t matter, everyone wants to do what’s best for the City.  Ask those who voted against the wishes of voters if they did that when they voted for the Coliseum.  Ask the recent council members if taking $40 million+ more a year […]

Another reason to vote YES to abolish BEC

By:  Diane Benjamin This question will be on the ballot for Bloomington voters only: Voting YES abolishes the Bloomington Election Commission and puts elections in the hands of the ELECTED County Clerk. Here’s why voting YES is important: Peoria County is one of the few with an Election Commission.  That Election Commission screwed up the […]

Another reason to end BEC

By:  Diane Benjamin I find it hilarious that Democrat Tari Renner threw and continues to be upset that his petitions were challenged.  Tari thinks he should not have been challenged, even though 204 signatures were found to be fraudulent. Meanwhile another Democrat, Board Chair of the Bloomington Election Commission, is challenging the petitions for a […]

REALLY believe in Term Limits?

By:  Diane Benjamin Why do voters have to hold their noses when they vote in November? Why are the same people on the ballot election after election after election? Because you really don’t believe in term limits! Primary elections are where term limits happen.  Yes, you need to pick which party to vote for.  Voting […]

Usually people aren’t this stupid

By:  Diane Benjamin This comment was made to my story about Republicans on the County Board possibly caving and making recycling mandatory.   https://blnnews.com/2018/01/10/county-board-just-might-attack-your-wallet/ It’s hilarious that anti-freedom lovers resort to name calling when they disagree.  People who don’t think government has a right to run your life are Nazis? The writer obviously has no grasp […]

Why do Democrats HATE Business?

By:  Diane Benjamin Years ago I attended a MoveOn rally outside the Bloomington Public Library.  I only went to hear what they had to say.  The speaker recognized me, made a few comments, I responded with if anyone wants to talk I’m available. Several people did.  I found out they despise corporations:  The owners or […]

Evacuate!

By:  Diane Benjamin The Illinois Senate needed one Republican to vote with the Democrats to override Gov Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike.  They got one:  Dale Righter. Madigan got MORE Republicans than he needed to pass the tax hike in the House – 15 of them.  (Including Bill Mitchell and Mike Unes from […]

TWO Americas

By:  Diane Benjamin On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have fought and died for us.  America began with a war for freedom and many wars have been fought since to protect it.  We would not enjoy this legacy today without the sacrifices of those willing to lose their life in our defense. […]

It’s always fun to hear from Dickie

By:  Diane Benjamin Sen Dick Durbin was on WJBC this morning.  Listen to his interview HERE Stumbling through harsh questions from Scott Laughlin (just kidding!), Dickie attempted to justify why he is a NO vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. “Gorsuch is out of the mainstream”. Obama appointed Elena Kagan and Sonia […]

Is this America?

By:  Diane Benjamin Do elections matter? Do laws matter? Does TRUTH matter? The LOCAL Democrat party is attempting to create their own TEA Party and training people to #Resist the Trump and Rauner agenda.  (Evidently the Illinois death spiral is acceptable)  They are using a 26 page document that wasn’t created locally to do it. […]

If you haven’t seen “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics”

Democrats running for election should have to state why they aren’t a Madigan puppet!  Watch for more info. . Northwest Herald, Joliet Herald-News and DeKalb Daily Chronicle to host online screening of “Madigan: Power, privilege, politics” Full-length documentary will be available to watch online at newspapers’ websites starting at 7 p.m. tonight through 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 . […]

Chapin Rose on Illinois’s budget

By:  Diane Benjamin A number of people have asked me recently where the tax money is in Illinois if the bills aren’t being paid.  Senator Chapin Rose took the time on Tuesday to fill me in. First, he went over how we got in this mess.  Of course, this is his opinion. The Democrats didn’t […]

Bloomington is ANTI-business

By:  Diane Benjamin Governor Rauner ran on a platform of making Illinois business friendly.  He has failed because the Democrat super-majority in Springfield doesn’t care if companies move across the border to save millions of dollars.  They don’t care if Caterpillar leaves the state along with other companies who can’t compete in this high-tax high-regulation […]

Rauner is being TOO nice!

By:  Diane Benjamin Democrats have super-majorities in the Springfield House and Senate.  They can pass anything they want, the Governor can veto it, and they can override the veto.  After May 31st they need 3/5 of both chambers to pass a budget, it won’t happen. Democrats refuse to do it because tax increases would have […]

Vogel: You make my writing sooooo easy

By:  Diane Benjamin Evidently Steve Vogel’s god is Santa Claus.  Today in the Pantagraph, Stevie is asking Santa not to wait until next Christmas to grant a long list of progressive requests.  Hide the children:  Sorry Steve, Santa Claus isn’t real. Still believing in Santa must be why Steve thinks  “Gun Free Zone” signs magically […]

Constitutional scam amendment on the ballot

by:  Diane Benjamin The Democrats in Illinois want to see just how stupid the citizens are in November.  Just voting for any Democrat because you think they will make sure you get your pensions is plenty of proof, but they want more. On the ballot will be a Constitutional Amendment labelled Suffrage and Elections.  The […]

Illinoisans are a special kind of stupid

by:  Diane Benjamin Democrats have abused taxpayers in Illinois for years, but citizens don’t care: As ranked by its residents, Illinois is the #1 in worst place to live 745,000 residents in Illinois are now on Food stamps There are nearly 300,000 fewer Illinoisans working today than in January 2008 Illinois has the worst private […]

Your Illinois

by:  Diane Benjamin Hopefully you don’t have to interact with the State of Illinois on-line for your business or in any other way.  They are still in the dark ages of technology. Example #1 I recently switched my corporate account to another bank.  Illinois has a system to pay businesses taxes on-line that will debit […]

More Pantagraph Hypocrisy!

by:  Diane Benjamin Sometimes the Pantagraph makes it way too easy to see their agenda.  Sometimes they write incredibly crappy editorials.  Sometimes they combine them.   Today was the day!  Light in candle to celebrate their further demise. It must be very embarrassing to work for the Pantagraph.  Whoever writes the Editorials doesn’t put their […]

Democrats TELL the uniformed what to think

Check out the site.  The DNC has pre-made answers and supporting links.  The Democrats evidently believe citizens have no ability to think for themselves, understand economics, or do their own research.  I personally don’t like Rush Limbaugh, but Rush definitely bothers them.  They must think all conservatives live and die by what Rush says. If […]

Before Marxists took over the Democrat Party

Does this sound even remotely like today’s Democrats? We observe today not a victory of party but a celebration of freedom–symbolizing an end as well as a beginning–signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forbears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. […]

Remember when Barack was cool?

Remember when his first campaign was the new model for campaigning through social media?  Well, he has lost it.  He sent the following email today, but according to the Illinois elections calendar, there are NO elections in Illinois tomorrow!  How many of his uniformed voters are scrambling tonight? Friend — Decisions are made by those […]

YOU can help end gerrymandering in Illinois!

In 2010 the Illinois Democrats re-drew the district lines – of course to benefit their candidates in elections.  This provided them with super-majorities in Springfield – both the House and Senate.  Republicans are immaterial.  The Democrats OWN Illinois, the pensions mess, the mass exodus, the unfunded liabilities, and all the corruption. Worse, many of these […]

It’s the President’s Fault

By PETER FERRARA on 10.2.13 @ 6:08AM Republicans have only one choice: to hold him accountable. Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue. The birds are chirping. The Great Government Shutdown is not that big a deal, even for the government. The […]