"[S]itting on the Governor’s desk 400,000,000 proposal for an airport that will cost the taxpayers nothing and only awaits the Governor’s commitment to build it."This clown actually thinks a new airport can be built at no expense to taxpayers. The state of Illinois has already spent about $30 million on the project it doesn't have to spend acquiring 2,317 of the more than 5,800 acres it will need for the new airport. The governor requires $70 million more in funding from the state legislature to acquire the remaining land. Illinois officials believe private sources and developers will pick up the rest of the tab it will cost to build the airport. This guy has never had to work a day in his life. He's had everything handed to him based on race entitlement and his father's name. In his world, money just falls out of the sky. He doesn't have a clue what people face in the real world.
Jackson appears to have taken after his father, Rev. Jesse Jackson, who was busted for fathering a child out of wedlock wth one of his many mistresses and making hush payments to the child's mother from his nonprofit. Despite the misappropriation of hundreds of thousands of the nonprofit's dollars, his father was never prosecuted. Jackson, Jr. probably presumes he's entitled to commit multiple felonies as well without consequences since the U.S. Attorney's Office ignored evidenced turned over to it during the investigation of Operation Board Games, which resulted in the prosecution and conviction of Blagojevich and a number of his associates, that Obama also had taken cash bribes from convicted political fixer Tony Rezko and was equally as culpable as Blagojevich in the Chicago Way crime spree that has been taking place since Democrats seized total control of Illinois state government. Jackson, Jr. somehow managed to get admitted and earn a law degree from the University of Illinois Law School, the same university that booted his father out in a cheating scam after he had been awarded an affirmative action scholarship to study there.
As a result of this culture of corruption, the state of Illinois is now teetering on bankruptcy. The state has been brought to its knees by nearly $8 billion in unpaid bills and a $96 billion shortfall in funding its current obligations for public employees pensions. The public employees unions, which have a stranglehold over the Democratic-controlled legislature, have provided no options to the state's Democratic governor, Pat Quinn, to bring the state's fiscal crisis under control. You know things have really gone off the rail when the Democratic governor is forced to terminate the state's contract with the largest public employees union, AFSCME. In a statement announcing the termination of the contract, Gov. Quinn's budget director explained the decision:
After 11 months of bargaining, we informed AFSCME’s leadership Tuesday that there will be no more extensions of their contract that expired in June.
Governor Quinn has cut state spending down to 2008 levels and proposed closing empty or half-empty, very expensive state facilities that are no longer needed. After decades of mismanagement, he state is behind on $8 billion dollars of payments to vendors including social service agencies. And the state’s pension shortfall has risen to $96 billion – the worst of the 50 states.
During 11 months of bargaining, the state has extended the contract three times and made significant efforts to compromise. But the government employees union, which has not offered a single proposal to deal with retirement health care, continues to seek millions of dollars in pay hikes the taxpayers can’t afford to give them. It has refused to recognize the extraordinary financial crisis squeezing the state.Contrast that picture with the picture of Gov. Mitch Daniels announcing a $111 tax credit for each individual filing a tax return next year because the state is running a $2.1 billion surplus. Yes, that's still possible when you put Republicans in charge of the executive and legislative branches of government. What is truly sad is that the American people were too stupid to realize they had sent to Washington the most corrupt politician in the history of the United States and the worst Illinois had to offer. Obama will destroy America if it's the last thing he accomplishes in his life. The man does not share the values upon which this country was founded, and he sees it as his goal to punish every person who has been successful in life by taking away their weatlh and giving it to people who don't want to work and expect to have everything handed to them. At the same time, Obama thinks he and his family should live like royalty. They've cost taxpayers more money from their high-flying ways and lavish partying than any other president, surpassing by several times the amount of money the British government spends on its royal family. This is what you got, America. There is no hope for your children. You have destroyed all opportunities for them. The American Dream is dead, but Barack and Michelle are living like a king and queen while the country burns as if life couldn't be better. Have a Happy Thanksgiving thinking about how little you and your family have to look foward to in life now.