Illinois stupidity

By: Diane Benjamin If you haven’t figured out by now Democrats running Illinois has been a disaster. There isn’t enough of your money to satisfy their insatiable spending lunacy. Changing the Illinois Constitution so they can tax more proves that fact. Voting YES to tax the rich proves you are the problem. It is impossible […]

We are being lied to about MANY things – the FAIR TAX is one of them

See this link: https://wirepoints.org/heres-the-central-misleading-claim-constantly-made-about-the-fair-tax-proposal-quicktake/ Excerpts from the article: Don’t be deceived: The State of Illinois can not live within their means. The Progressive Tax Amendment is just the latest scheme to get more of your money. Instead of reforming un-affordable pensions, they want more of your money. Jobs will be lost and more people will […]

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 […]

Jesse White needs to resign

By:  Diane Benjamin We know the Secretary of State’s office has screwed up Automatic Voter Registration.  Non-citizens have been registered, some voted.  Incarcerated individuals were mistakenly removed from the voter roles – after they served their time.  Two days ago we found out some people who applied for a Real-ID were taken off the voter […]

Update: How many non-citizens got driver’s licenses?

See below, I received additional information at 3:30pm By:  Diane Benjamin Received by FOIA: How many of these 298,025 people were not fluent in English?  Remember, the DMV is not allowed to ask about citizenship.    https://blnnews.com/2020/01/19/dmv-isnt-allowed-to-ask-about-citizenship/ Automatic Voter Registration means everybody is asked if they want to register to vote.  How many said yes […]

Illinois is Number ONE!

Planning to vote for ANY democrat?  You must have gone to public school or think you will actually get a pension someday! Source: The US States People Are Fleeing Expect higher taxes because democrats will not fix the problems. They expect the ones left to pay their bills. . . . . . . . […]

Back form the north!

By:  Diane Benjamin Hubby and I took a trip to Wisconsin this weekend.  If you head up 39 and cut through Belvidere to avoid the Rockford traffic, good news.  Wisconsin has resurfaced their stretch of Highway 76 to Clinton. Some observations: In Illinois, instead of fixing the roads they put up signs.  We saw a […]

Illinois is now a Sanctuary State

By:  Diane Benjamin It’s official!  Illegal immigrants can now live, work, and take your tax money without fear.  The Constitution gives the feds the right to control immigration, since laws don’t matter in Illinois Democrats have usurped the Federal government. Living as a legal citizens in Illinois means you get to pay expenses for people […]

IDOT conspires with Connect Transit

Since common sense isn’t allowed on the Connect Transit Board, I can’t ask a simple question.  Why not plan routes so people don’t have to transfer buses?  I know one answer:  No transfer and they don’t get counted twice as riding. From: Jeff Holtke <jholtke@connect-transit.com> Date: Fri, May 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM Subject: CONNECT TRANSIT TO […]

Yep, People are leaving

By:  Diane Benjamin Source:  https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/for-first-time-population-in-all-illinois-metro-areas-declines/article_11f6e1c6-613f-11e9-910f-b70b85966b74.html Excerpts: U.S. Census data released Thursday showed the population in every one of the state’s metropolitan areas declined in the past year for the first time. The Chicago metropolitan area, which includes suburban cities and portions of Wisconsin and Indiana, reported the largest population decrease in the nation, shrinking by […]

Witness Slip needed today!

  By:  Diane Benjamin The movie Unplanned will be coming to Galaxy 14 Cine, the date has not been posted yet.    It is rated “R” only because it has a 20 second sonogram video of a baby fighting for it’s life. Take your teenage kids, we can end the slaughter of children with facts.  […]

How bills get passed in Illinois (slimy)

By: Diane Benjamin Both the House and Senate do this. Deliberation and discussion are too difficult when leadership wants something slammed through. None of this is new. There are likely many more examples than those listed below. It’s called SHELL bills. The bill below was introduced by the Senate President Democrat John Cullerton. New bills […]

Illinois bills to kill more babies

By:  Diane Benjamin The following bills are under consideration in Springfield.  Pritzker wants Illinois to be the abortion capital of the Midwest, taxpayers will be getting the bill.  One bill legalizes infanticide.  The other allows your child to get an abortion without your knowledge. What you can do: Join the rally in Springfield, IL against […]

What $15 per hour did to Seattle

By:  Diane Benjamin Seattle’s $15 per hour minimum wage was passed in 2014.  The increase happens gradually, $15 per hour isn’t reached until 2021. The City of Seattle has hired the University of Washington to study the effects of this law ever since it passed.  The stories based on their studies say what the writer […]

ISU provides Free Abortions

By:  Diane Benjamin Thanks to the Democrats in a Springfield and the traitor Bruce Rauner, Illinois taxpayers are forced to pay for abortions.  Illinois will become the abortion capital of the Midwest as women flock here to murder their babies. That is why Rauner lost – he lied about not signing the bill. This letter […]

Illinois’ neighbors scrapped Prevailing Wage

By:  Diane Benjamin Yesterday I wrote about Bloomington approving a prevailing wage ordinance:     https://blnnews.com/2018/06/12/without-the-king-not-much-business-to-do/ Since Illinois is run by unions, the demise of Illinois will continue.  Government isn’t for the citizens, it’s for buying votes and getting campaign contributions in exchange. The Illinois Policy Institute reported a few days ago that Michigan is the […]

Pension Funding

By:  Diane Benjamin “One of the best-funded pension plans in the country is the nearly 90 percent funded Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, which has long had the ability to enforce payments into the plan.” IMRF funding isn’t a problem.  That’s why pension spiking penalties were enacted, the fund couldn’t afford to pay pensions for employees […]

Why jobs and people leave Illinois

By:  Diane Benjamin The Technology and Manufacturing Association released their Legislative Scorecard today showing legislative support in Illinois for manufacturing. From the report: Illinois has been at the heart of transportation, distribution, and manufacturing for decades. Yet, we are losing one resident every 4.6 minutes – 114,000 in 2016 alone. Those moving out of state include members […]

Bill Mitchell’s Funding

By:  Diane Benjamin Mitchell is my representative and one of the guys who defected from the Republican Party to raise your taxes.  I wonder if he knew that bill also raises gas taxes .05 a gallon?  I doubt it since nobody had time to read the bill.  More surprises may surface. Today I got a […]

1st the State – local fleecing next

By:  Diane Benjamin Illinois politicians at almost every level don’t understand how to live within their means.  They don’t believe you are entitled to spend your money how you want it spent.  Quality of Life!  They know what that is, you don’t. Chris Koos just got a nasty surprise: Funny how both mayors didn’t have […]

Update: Illegals welcome, police questionable

Ask Tari to explain the contribution illegals make verses the cost:  https://www.nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2017/07/04/illegal-immigration-cost-illinois/ _______________________________________________________________ By:  Diane Benjamin Mayor Tari Renner wanted to lump 3 controversial items together at Monday night’s Council, but one got derailed.  The Council will consider: Bike Lanes on E. Washington to create congestion Welcoming ordinance for illegals The Citizens Advisory Board to […]

Kick the can GOP

By:  Diane Benjamin Today, if the House has a quorum, Madigan is calling a vote to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of the income tax hike. 15 Republicans voted for it the first time even though no concessions were made by the Democrats and nothing gets solved.  The GOP holds all the cards because the Democrats […]

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 […]

Used Car Law makes GOV your daddy

By:  Diane Benjamin Anybody else noticed that people get stupider every year? Long gone are the days of citizens expected to take care of themselves.  Government has usurped the right of self-determination by deciding it must act as parents to the population, the peasants aren’t capable themselves! The latest usurp: Illinois has a law going […]

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. […]

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 . […]

Bikers have rights (and a death wish)

By:  Diane Benjamin On January 1st bicycles in Illinois will be considered vehicles under a new law:  http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2016/08/19/new-bike-law-gives-cyclists-right-way-illinois House Bill 5912 amends the state’s vehicle code to assign the same right-of-way privileges to cyclists that car drivers have. In essence, it clarifies that bicycles are vehicles. Saturday I saw three bikers on Route 9 about eight […]

UPDATE: Government is doing this:

More current information:  July-Jobs-Report-Unemployment-Rate-Drops-as-Illinois-Workforce-Shrinks-by-33600-during-summer-moving-season/ . IRS Migration Data: Taxpayers Leave NY, IL & CA For TX, FL & SC The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just released its July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 migration data, which “approximates the number of individuals” who moved between states in the U.S. California was the third largest net […]

Kirk vrs Duckworth

By:  Diane Benjamin The choices we have for US Senator are almost as despicable as the choices for President.  Mark Kirk votes with Democrats way too often.  He rarely represents me. Voting 3rd party for Senate won’t accomplish anything, even though I’ve thought about it.  I am now voting for Kirk because of one picture […]