Harvey, Illinois’ layoffs to pay for pensions portends nasty future for the rest of state

By John Ruberry For decades Illinois, Chicago, and many other Land of Lincoln municipalities have been kicking the can down the road in regards to public worker pension obligations. Harvey, a poverty-stricken southern suburb of Chicago with a long history of corruption, has not just reached the end of the road, it has run off … Continue reading Harvey, Illinois’ layoffs to pay for pensions portends nasty future for the rest of state

The Case for Term Limits Part 3 The Necessity

James Madison:  If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. Federalist #51 1788 4th Doctor:  Tremas, we must stop Kassia becoming the Keeper, and for that we need the master plans. Tremas: But I swore an oath, Doctor. … Continue reading The Case for Term Limits Part 3 The Necessity

The case for Term Limits Part 2 Time

Sen Joseph Paine: Thirty years ago I had your ideals. I was you. I had to make the same decision you were asked to make today. And I made it. I compromised - yes! So that all those years, I could sit in that Senate and serve the people in a thousand honest ways. Mr … Continue reading The case for Term Limits Part 2 Time

The case for Term Limits Part one, Groupies

“As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.” Trent Lott on Tea Party Senators Washington is a funny town.   It has two things in almost infinite supply: Money:  Even in the state it's in America is a wealthy nation and money flows through it like water over Niagara falls.  Constant, unending … Continue reading The case for Term Limits Part one, Groupies