Political/Government Corruption

Trying to force open the state’s checkbook

Trying to force open the state’s checkbook

By John Biver

From Adam Andrzejewski: Nine months ago, our organization, For the Good of Illinois, filed a Freedom of Information Act request asking Republican Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka to send us one year of the state’s…

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Millionaires, Billionaires, and Teachers

By John Biver

It’s called corruption, folks. And if you want to read more about the Illinois version of this scam check out Bill Zettler’s work. The following is from American Thinker: Our President likes to use the phrase “millionaires and billionaires.” A person whose net worth is $1 million or more is a “millionaire.” […]

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The Looming Shortfall in Public Pension Costs

By John Biver

Friends, it’s corrupt and it’s theft—from NCPA: The recent economic crisis has left many state and local governments with underfunded pension benefits for government employees. However, elected officials are unwilling to make the necessary…

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Dire State of Affairs in Illinois

By John Biver

When I write about the incompetence of the Republican Party in Illinois, this, from Mike Shedlock, is one of the things I’m referring to: I just finished slogging through a 69 page PDF by…

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