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 […]

THE TRUTH ABOUT REPUBLICANS AND PREEXISTING CONDITIONS

https://csteventucker.wordpress.com/2018/11/06/the-truth-about-republicans-and-preexisting-conditions/ Contrary to popular belief, both Democrats AND Republicans have had a long history of ensuring that Americans have access to coverage for preexisting conditions. In fact, a bipartisan piece of federal legislation requiring coverage for preexisting conditions existed long before the implementation of the ACA – Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as “Obamacare”.  Public law […]

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 […]

These are Republicans?

By:  Diane Benjamin The McLean County Board voted for the original Solid Waste plan without the Scritchlow Amendment.  The vote was 10-8 meaning 5 Republicans voted with the Democrats. I hear Don Cavallini takes winters off for warmer weather, that at least is the rumor.  Board Chair John McIntyre didn’t vote.  The crossed out R’s […]

County: Mandatory Recycling TOMORROW

By:  Diane Benjamin Tomorrow we will find out who the real Republicans are on the County Board.  I can assure you that some of them do not believe in limited government.  Mandating recycling is not only impossible to enforce, it attacks the poor the most.  If landlords and businesses are FORCED to recycle, rents will […]

County Board just might attack your wallet!

By:  Diane Benjamin I’m hearing rumors that the MANDATORY RECYCLING people really want the Scritchlow Amendment scrapped and they are making progress convincing County Board members to go along with them.  Details here:  https://blnnews.com/2018/01/06/robustelli-wrong-scritchlow-right/ The purpose of government is not to tell you how to live your life.  RINO’S and Democrats think it is. If they […]

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 […]

Connect Transit Theft

By:  Diane Benjamin Connect Transit issued their 12 month UN-audited financial statements at their last meeting. Celebrate now – they didn’t lose as much as they budgeted: Page 7:  http://www.connect-transit.com/documents/July%2026,%202016%20Regular%20Board%20Meeting%20Binder1.pdf They did lose more than $1 million in June bringing the year total to just short of $10 million. Has ANY local press reported on […]

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 […]

No GOP in Bloomington-Normal

by Diane Benjamin The local GOP is holding the annual Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner April 16th.  The key-note speaker is Sharon Day, co-chair of the Republican National Committee. Recently the RNC announced they will now play the Identity Politics game – they will reach out to minority voters.  Is that what Ronald Reagan did?  Are GOP […]

FIVE MAINSTREAM REPUBLICAN RESOLUTIONS FOR 2013

By John F. Di Leo  Time once again for a list of New Year’s Resolutions for the Republican Party.  The party leaders haven’t taken my advice these past few years, so there’s no reason to believe they shall this year, but who knows?  Perhaps if things get too dire, they’ll start looking to bloggers for solutions […]

End Gridlock in DC? Not a chance unless . .

by Diane Benjamin The present Congress will NEVER get along – here’s why: Click this link:  Progressive Caucus This page was printed from the DSAUSA website – see the right top corner.  What is DSAUSA?  Democratic Socialists of America!  It lists all the members of Congress who were members of DSAUSA-the list is from the […]

Right vrs Left

The GOP is awful at messaging and almost completely unwilling. to say what they mean, maybe because their words are consistently twisted by the left for political gain.  An actual conversation between the 2 sides is now impossible.  The left will always have a message, even if they have to make it up.  Example:  The […]