Governor, pass budget reforms before shifting funds or transferring local fund reserves

Chuck Sweeny writes in the Rockford Register Star, “With Illinois on the verge of running out of money to pay day care centers, court reporters and prison guards, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday a solution can be found easily, by shifting money from the state’s hundreds of special funds into the General Fund.” Governor, isn’t skimming off special fund monies to support day care, court reporters, prison guards and other “essential” General Fund services the same excuse your predecessors, Rod Blagojevich and Pat Quinn used? Wasn’t this...

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Obama’s vow to transform America, alive and well with new appointees

A column written by David Limbaugh in The Patriot Post shows that Obama is going to impose his agenda to transform America as we know it, in spite of the scandals and criticisms of his administration. In December, Susan Rice withdrew her name from consideration for secretary of state because the confirmation process would have been too lengthy, disruptive and costly with her performance blaming a video for the Benghazi terrorist attack on the American consulate resulting in four American deaths. Excerpts: Now Obama is rewarding Rice for her...

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Obama’s housing bubble amnesia – wants weaker loans again

The Washington Post reported yesterday that the White House is again pushing banks to make loans to borrowers with weaker credit because many are not participating in Obama’s idea of an economic recovery. Obama must suffer from amnesia, because this is one of the main reasons for the housing bubble in 2008, which started the “Great Recession” isn’t it? Excerpt: The Obama administration is engaged in a broad push to make more home loans available to people with weaker credit, an effort that officials say will help power...

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19,000 Massachusetts welfare recipients – address unknown

GOPUSA reports that Massachusetts can’t account for over 19,000 welfare recipients after using taxpayer funded dollars to register more Democratic voters taken from the welfare rolls – it backfired! Excerpt reminds us of old Elvis lyrics: Red-faced state officials admitted last night they are trying to find as many as 19,000 missing welfare recipients — after the controversial taxpayer-funded voter registration pitches the state mailed to their addresses last summer were sent back marked “Return to sender, address...

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‘Twas the Night Before Cliff-mas

From the Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell comes, ‘Twas the Night Before Cliff-mas,’ which arrives at this festive time of the year, while our nation is on the brink of a Fiscal Cliff caused by the government’s lack of fiscal responsibility. Time is running out for President Obama and Congress to reach a balanced agreement between tax increases coupled with spending cuts. The cuts have not been forthcoming. So for this Christmas Eve, here is a 2012 twist on Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit from...

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