Democratic candidates for Illinois governor resort to scapegoating

By John Ruberry Illinois will have one of the most-closely watched gubernatorial contests this year. Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner has been a tremendous disappointment to me and just about every conservative voter I know. I enthusiastically backed the then-political newcomer in 2014, but this time around, as I explained here at Da Tech Guy, I'm … Continue reading Democratic candidates for Illinois governor resort to scapegoating

Unfunded pensions are why Chicago will be the next Detroit

By John Ruberry I've been saying that Chicago will be the next Detroit for years, and on Thursday, syndicated talk radio show host--and former Tea Party congressman--Joe Walsh, was making the same prediction on his program. Walsh was discussing a just-released pension study which the Chicago Sun-Times reported on. Standard & Poor's surveyed pension obligations … Continue reading Unfunded pensions are why Chicago will be the next Detroit

Questions on the 10′s: Buddy Roemer on Public Sector Employees and spending

The latest in our series of Questions on the 10's Buddy Roemer answer a question on Public sector employees. If your candidate is appearing anywhere in driving distance of me in Fitchburg Mass. and you want me to cover a Q & A, send me the event info. If it is farther away and you … Continue reading Questions on the 10′s: Buddy Roemer on Public Sector Employees and spending