Saturday, June 24, 2017


Illinois is insolvent. Can’t even pay lottery winners.


They have a pension problem.


So the solution is in Washington, D.C.?

Nice public relations campaign. Nothing in there to suggest the USA taxpayers bail them out. Snort. You can see that train coming if you only look.

So, WSF, why do you care? I don’t. I do care that the precedence will soon come to Colorado and make us Illinois Lite.

Colorado is unique in having TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights). While the Silicon Valley billionaires and assorted trust funders have made Colorado purple, if not blue, TABOR has kept the (P)regressives hobbled.

We have our own public pension problem.


The people running things are making all the right noises. I don’t believe them. Soon they will be working to make the taxpayers pay for their mismanagement, IMO. TABOR to block?


I must say, regarding Illinois, I rather like that portion South of I-70 and the residents. Good people, for the most part.

11 comments:

  1. I grew up in Northern Illinois. 95% of the sate is "good people", farmers and the like.

    It's the 5% in Chicago that have totally fucked up the sate, AND all the "collar counties" around Crook County/Chicago.

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  2. Yeah... jokes about communism aren't funny unless everyone gets them.
    ::snort::

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    1. Yep, everyone. Sacrifice for the common good comrade.

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  3. The Tea Party sprang up as a reaction to Barack. It was a true grass roots movement and stunned Washington DC, which remained in denial. Now there is President Trump. The corrupt media says that he's not popular, but the party keeps winning elections and it flies in the face of their assertions.

    DC can't underwrite failures like Illinois. It's a shit sandwich and the voters there are going to need to take a bite.

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    1. That sandwich will get thicker as time moves on.

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  4. Write them off, break them up, and the short straw gets stuck with Chiraq... :-)

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    1. Some Chicago columnist made that recommendation recently.

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  5. So if California and Illinois become sovereign islands, will we care? No. Except the Californians who really think it might happen are claiming the US could not survive without their taxes. Bwahahaha!

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    1. What we might lose with Cali are a few ports, useless without transportation access to the interior. Without exports to the rest of the US, CA is hurting, especially for water.
      Cut away greater Chicago and Illi becomes economically viable. Chicago dies.

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    2. Yes. Me, I won't miss them. LOL

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