Illinois Dems are great at playing a gross exaggeration card to the media and the media repeating it while giving it little real scrutiny.
Top Illinois Dem, now President Obama, listened to his Illinois advisors and gave us a hyped up “Recovery Summer” to try to conceal the failure of the trillion dollar stimulus spending spree that created few private sector jobs.
Now it comes out how on Friday that economic growth is only 1.6%.
That’s no recovery.
In fact economic growth that’s under 2% can’t create enough new jobs for the normal expansion of the job-seeking population resulting from the normal population growth of the country.
The report was from Obama’s Commerce Department for April through June.
You can bet Illinois Dems will flail away at any issue other than jobs, the economy and how they drove Illinois broke.
Their typical approach when issues don’t go their way is to attack their opponents experience, records or personal background.
Dem politics, once in office, is spending other people’s money not mentioning that other people in the future will have to suffer the consequences of paying the money back.
The best economic hope for Illinois and the country is the Dems getting widely swept out of office.
This will signal business that the coast is clear to invest.
It will show the Dem overspending, which has the country and Illinois circling the recession drain, has met a popular uprising.
If you see liberal, union-following Dems Melissa Bean, Bill Foster and Jack Franks get taken out in November, you will likely have a large enough wave across the country to jump start business investment across the nation.
Working class Dems can help save their own jobs by throwing out their own Dems who have created this mess. That would definitely include Bean, Foster and Franks.
Hopefully all of the political money they have extracted from lobbyists, unions and trial lawyers won’t be able to save their political hides.
There will be few new jobs created in a Bean-Obama-Foster economy that’s slowing down from 1.6% growth.
I would have included Franks in the above sentence but the only job Jack Franks sincerely cares about is his own.
Franks is one of the most what’s-in-it-for-me Dems in Illinois. He’s not even endorsing Pat Quinn for Governor or, as far as I know, the Democratic Party’s candidate for Sheriff, Mike Mahon. Guess he thinks Quinn will lose by so much to Bill Brady in McHenry County that he should look out for himself. And, of course, Republican Keith Nygren is one of Franks’ supporters. And there’s evidence Franks helps Nygren’s fund raisers.
Turning around the economy will take a lot of volunteer labor to unseat the Dems.
Volunteering a dozen hours sure beats even more job loss and a nose-diving economy if the Dems hang on. You can bet the union leaders will be out pushing their members to keep their free spending Dems in office.