Here’s the press release explaining what is planned. You can register here. The price is $15.
Patriots United is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Forum on September 29, 2010 at McHenry County Community College. The Forum will start at 7 pm. Please put this event on your schedule and invite your friends, neighbors and colleagues to join us.
Recently we have seen a surge by the Current Government to take over out banking system and auto industry and generally run rough shod over businesses. Meanwhile they are passing legislation without giving legislators or the voters an opportunity to do a thorough review. They are suing states who are trying to protect their citizens and being sued by states that object to their Healthcare Mandates. At the same time the State of Illinois one of the countries’ leaders in unemployment and State Deficits. Our economy is crumbling with no solutions in sight.
We are very fortunate to have a panel of Experts to guide us through:
- An Overview of Illinois Fiscal Crisis
- Factors contributing to this Crisis
- Solutions – that will last
Mr. Behrend will open this session by explaining the extent of the deficit problem in Illinois and the Federal Government. He will discuss the impact of the political parties “patronage model,” the impact of state and federal mandates, and the urgency of drastically reforming the programs before going after initiatives such as ethanol and wind power.
Joining our Panel will be:
Bruno Behrend, J.D. is the Director of the Heartland Center for School Choice. He comes to Heartland with a strong
In 2008, Mr. Behrend co-authored Illinois Deserves Better – The Ironclad Case for an Illinois Constitutional Convention, which coincided with a campaign to pass a referendum calling for a Constitutional Convention. He also served as an adviser various groups seeking to rewrite the Legislative article of the Illinois Constitution, an effort which may be voted on in the 2010 election.
In 2009, Mr. Behrend served as the Policy Director/Strategist to a Gubernatorial Candidate in the Illinois Primary election.
From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Behrend hosted a radio show in the Northern Chicago Metropolitan area. The show showcased various authors and policy specialists, ranging from publisher, Steve Forbes, Phoenix University Founder John Sperling, columnist Mark Steyn, author Shelby Steele, and Heartland Senior Fellow Jay Lehr.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he earned his degree in Finance. He earned his J.D. from IIT-Kent College of Law in 1990, and is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.
Dr. Gary Wolfram
Dr. Gary L. Wolfram, an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, is the George Munson Professor of political economy at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and president of the Hillsdale Policy Group, a consulting firm specializing in taxation and public policy analysis. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley, and he has taught at several colleges and universities, including Mt. Holyoke College, The University of Michigan, and Washington State University.
His government experience includes a stint as Washington chief of staff for Michigan Congressman Nick Smith, being senior economist for the Michigan State Republican policy staff.
Author, educator, consultant, and owner of four growing businesses, Dirk Beveridge is an experienced proven business executive whose international consulting firm serves clients such as General Motors, Continental Grain, Haagan Daz, W.R. Grace, Union Oil, Spacesaver, John Deere and others. He lectures at the Management Institute School of Business, University of Wisconsin, and is ad-hoc faculty at several other universities.