Monday, January 05, 2009

Vacation Idea

Looking for a place to take the family on vacation or maybe to relocate? Try Illinois! I received the following information in an email today. Looks the data is right on.

  • Senators: Barack Obama & Dick Durbin
  • Representative: Jesse Jackson, Jr.
  • Illinois Governor: Rod Blogojevich
  • Illinois House leader: Mike Madigan
  • Illinois Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike )
  • Chicago Mayor: Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley)
  • The leadership in Illinois? All Democrats.
  • Body count in the last six months: 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago (Just for comparison - 221 killed in Iraq during the same period)
  • State pension fund: $44 Billion in debt, worst in the country.
  • Cook County ( Chicago ) sales tax: 10.25% highest in country.
  • Chicago school system: Rated one of the worst in the country.

Of course, they're all blaming each other. They can't blame Republicans-because there aren't any. This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he's going to "fix" Washington politics for us?

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