The Disaster in Illinois

Reply Sun 25 Jul, 2010 08:15 pm

Americans are beginning to wonder if Greece is the picture of the U.S.’ future. But we need look no further than the place where Obama and his team were trained in community organizing and bully tactics to redistribute the wealth: Illinois.

Illinois was the stomping ground for years for Obama, his top advisers Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, and his appointees such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. After they promoted themselves to Washington to run the country, other Obama associates who didn’t make the cut continued to run Illinois into the ground, as the Illinois unemployment rate jumped from less than 5% to nearly 11%...

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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 07:47 am
The argument is fallacious.
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Reply Mon 26 Jul, 2010 08:29 am
It's true: Illinois is a fiscal disaster area. But it has truly taken a bipartisan effort to bring the Prairie State to its knees. Furthermore, Obama, as a state legislator and then as a senator, had very little to do with either creating or perpetuating the mess. Ditto for Rahm Emmanuel, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, et al. Anyone familiar with Illinois politics would know that.
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