Rock Island County Board member Virgil Mayberry on Rock Island’s plan to close the library branch in his district due to lack of funds:
“All the people that have talked to me don’t want to see the branch closed, but they’re also not willing to pay an extra $20 or $25 on their property tax to keep it open.”
Bobby Schilling thinking about running for Aaron Schock’s seat in the 18th CD http://bit.ly/1G7uy8L
This year Mike Jacobs is set to grab $34,579 in annual pension for getting set up as state senator by his daddy and three of his daddy’s cronies. But Mike is not bothered by the fact that his pension is financed on the backs of much poorer Illinoisians, oh no:
“Public life is very difficult. A lot of people don’t realize how much you put into it…I’ve got 10 years in I’ve earned every damned cent of it. I’ve been attacked and ridiculed. It’s been very difficult on my family. It’s not an easy life.”
Since his daddy was also a state senator, it’s a little disingenuous for him to act like he didn’t know what he was getting into, but whatever, he’s a typical politician, so our expectations for honesty are low.
Asked about his future post-election plans, Jacobs said he didn’t want to be a lobbyist like his daddy or move out of state for a job, instead, “I think I’m going to use my considerable skills in the private sector.”
That was in November. Now, according to QCOnline, Jacobs has registered as a lobbyist with one client—MidAmerican Energy. I know you won’t be surprised to learn Jacobs was the chair of the Senate Energy Committee at the time of his ouster.
Revolving doors—the Illinois Way!
It seems “the private sector” wasn’t buying what Jacobs was selling and so he had to again rely on his daddy for a job.
The son who never grew up.
Newly minted Illinois state Sen. Neil Anderson appoints well-known homophobe to his district staff.
Nothing like alienating millennials and giving the Dems potent ammunition in ’16.
RICo GOP: Fire! Aim! Ready!
Calvin Coolidge quoted in a National Review article about the Child Tax Credit:
“…a government that lays taxes on the people not required by urgent public necessity and sound public policy is not a protector of liberty but an instrument of tyranny.”
“I know that the Democratic Party looks like a monolithic juggernaut from the outside, but from the inside it’s a deeply dysfunctional hot mess of competing interest groups and institutional incompetence partially offset by the driving need of many people to just win at all costs.”
Dispatch from Battleground Illinois:
“[Illinois Governor Bruce] Rauner has another ally in his upcoming fight against the unions: mathematics. Unlike the federal government, states can’t print money. And the great majority of Illinoisans are not union members or public sector employees.”