I received the following in my email. I'm not sure who authored it, but most of it happens to be true, as far as I can tell. Although there are Republicans in the state house and senate, the majority are Democratic; and the 2 U.S. Senators (Barack Obama and Dick Durbin) are both Democratic. Chicago does have the highest murder rate in the U.S. and has for years. The state pension fund debt is the worst in the country, the Chicago sales tax is the highest in the country, and Education Secretary William J. Bennett claimed that Chicago public schools were the worst in the nation.
The person who wrote this has a point. With all the troubles in Chicago on his watch, as Senator, what is he going to do to our country?
U.S. should immediately pull out of Chicago!
Body count. In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago, 221 killed in Iraq.
Sens. Barack Obama & Dick Durbin, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., Gov. Rod Blogojevich, House leader Mike Madigan, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike), Mayor Richard M. Daley (son of Mayor Richard J. Daley).....our leadership in Illinois.....all Democrats.
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago. Of course, they're all blaming each other.
Can't blame Republicans, there aren't any!!!!
State pension fund $44 Billion in debt, worst in country.
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. (Look'em up if you want).
Chicago school system one of the worst in country.
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois.
He's gonna 'fix' Washington politics?