No, Bloomington-Normal is NOT Okay

Mayor Renner claimed at the last Council meeting 1000 people move here every year.  He’s uniformed. Employers added new jobs in half of the state’s metro areas Metro Area Nov-14* Nov-13 Over-the-Year Change Bloomington-Normal 89,300 (5.6%) 90,300 (7.2%) -1,000 Champaign-Urbana 110,600 (5.9%) 109,600 (8.0%) 1,000 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville 3,854,200 (5.7%) 3,830,500 (8.3%) 23,700 Danville 29,200 (8.1%) 29,000 […]

34 Quickie Facts That Prove America Is Still In Recession . . . and Rapidly Becoming a Banana Republic

September 21st, 2013 | Author: Posted by Ben Hart One of my favorite websites for learning the truth about the economy is Shadow Government Statistics by John Williams ( What Williams does is show what the economy is really doing based ways we measured economic performance in 2000, 1990, 1980, etc. By doing this, he […]

Soon being “Rich” will be illegal

Sandra Fluke may be Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year”.  Her claim to fame is an impassioned plea for free birth control.  She even spoke at the Democratic convention. President Obama won re-election by convincing the illiterate the rich don’t pay their fair share.  What exactly is “Fair Share”?  Nobody has ever defined that.  Obama […]

Venezuela versus Us

Hugo Chavez won another election, even though the economy in Venezuela under the self declared socialist, Chavez,  is a disaster.  Inflation is at 21% and food shortages exist due to price controls.  Crime is rampant, the murder rate is the highest in the world.  The national debt has tripled and class warfare is encouraged by […]

Debate 1 – Here We Go!!!

By Craig Andresen on October 3, 2012 at 7:12 am Domestic Policy. That’s the topic of tonight’s first debate between the contenders for the presidency. Domestic Policy. Obama will be spinning faster than the centrifuges in Iran. He’s tried NOT to talk about Domestic Policy as the economy continues to drag itself along, barely alive. […]