Illinois: corruption, regulatory capture, unions, and pension promises

We’ve discussed Illinois’ catastrophic pension situation in these pages on several occasions.  Wirepoints has now conducted an in-depth study of the situation, and points out that the narrative being portrayed by the state government, unions and the mainstream media there is simply not correct.  The problem is that unions have been promised largesse by the state that simply can’t be afforded. One graphic perfectly captures the absurdity of Illinois pensions over the past three decades. In 1987, pension promises made to active workers and retirees in the state’s five state-run pension plans totaled just $18 billion. By 2016, they had ballooned

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Doofus Of The Day #1,016

Today’s award goes to the far-left, progressive moonbats who exposed their fanatical ideology through dissenting with President Trump’s choice of Justice Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court – even before his selection was announced! First, the Women’s March press release was fired off without updating it to include the nominee’s name: In other words, they wrote it before knowing who they were protesting against!  Way to convey sincerity and thoughtful dissent, ladies (?). Also, there were the preprinted posters dissenting against any and every likely nominee, before the decision was announced. Clearly, they pre-printed everything they could think of, then threw

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Know your enemy #1: The violent “progressives”

It helps when the enemy defines him- or herself, so that we know at whom to aim. Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning. . . . Rather than detail a laundry list of all the Trump outrages, I ask you simply to consider all of the very real human costs that those outrages have already inflicted on human beings in America and abroad. Some of those outrages, like ripping families apart at the border, show

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