Why

Chicago, IL

#83 Dec 31, 2012
BITaxpayer wrote:
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That's not what has been running around hear o the eastside. We hear Varags will appoint Mark Potaska if elected. New blood is needed in this town. Potaska is an up and coming star.
Why didn't Domingo include Johnson and Potaska on his ticket?
Why

Chicago, IL

#84 Dec 31, 2012
Why wrote:
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Why didn't Domingo include Johnson and Potaska on his ticket?
Why didn't Domingo include Doug on his ticket
Thank you

Midlothian, IL

#85 Dec 31, 2012
Why wrote:
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Why didn't Domingo include Doug on his ticket
Because he's aloigned with Rita's party
Rita Rules

Blue Island, IL

#88 Dec 31, 2012
Why wrote:
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Why didn't Domingo include Johnson and Potaska on his ticket?
It is Academic, Alderman Vargas is not calling the SHOTS, Bob Rita is.
Hoosier Daddy

Blue Island, IL

#89 Dec 31, 2012
Rita Rules wrote:
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It is Academic, Alderman Vargas is not calling the SHOTS, Bob Rita is.
Mr. Vargas will actually be Mayor in title only. Bob Rita will be De Facto Mayor.
Don Roberto Rita

Chicago, IL

#90 Jan 1, 2013
Hoosier Daddy wrote:
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Mr. Vargas will actually be Mayor in title only. Bob Rita will be De Facto Mayor.
If you truly believe that, I got some property in Mongolia you may be interested in. Besides from what I hear on the eastside, Rita is gunning for Josh Tate. He's concentrating on getting that sniveling little rat off the PD Board. As for Hoaglund and Potaska....They are both under Peloquins finger. He will not go into the night easily. Rumor has it Stevo may have both these dupes on his ticket soon to get election funding from Peloquin. Don't believe it..why don't you ask Potaska in his face who is his patron saint? He'll either stammer, bald face lie or look away. I did ask...and thats the reaction I got from him.
Patron Saint

Chicago, IL

#91 Jan 1, 2013
Don Roberto Rita wrote:
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If you truly believe that, I got some property in Mongolia you may be interested in. Besides from what I hear on the eastside, Rita is gunning for Josh Tate. He's concentrating on getting that sniveling little rat off the PD Board. As for Hoaglund and Potaska....They are both under Peloquins finger. He will not go into the night easily. Rumor has it Stevo may have both these dupes on his ticket soon to get election funding from Peloquin. Don't believe it..why don't you ask Potaska in his face who is his patron saint? He'll either stammer, bald face lie or look away. I did ask...and thats the reaction I got from him.
Who is Vargas' Patron Saint?
youtube

Robbins, IL

#92 Jan 1, 2013
Has anyone ever seen Vargas's video of him singing with his guitar on youtube?!!!! That shit was funny! Dude's a weirdo.
Worst

Chicago, IL

#93 Jan 1, 2013
Pat Quinn: Worst Governor in One of America's Worst-Run States

Take the Patch Poll: Does Pat Quinn deserve re-election or would you put another Democrat on the ballot in 2014?

Pat Quinn is so unpopular, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, that Lisa Madigan and Bill Daley would easily beat him in a Democratic primary while Kirk Dillard and Dan Rutherford would topple him in the general election.

Quinn says he's going to run for re-election in 2014, but as 2012 comes to an end only 25 percent of Illinois voters approve of the job he's doing as governor.

Public Policy Polling says 64 percent of voters disapprove of Quinn's performance — "making him the most unpopular governor PPP has polled on anywhere in the country this year."

And there seems to be good reason for that. Last week, 24/7 Wall St. published a ranking of all 50 states, and Illinois emerges as the third-worst-run state in America, behind Rhode Island and California.

The Land of Lincoln has the second highest budget deficit, 10th highest unemployment, 11th highest debt per capita, 18th highest median household income at $53,234 and the 25th highest percentage of residents living below the poverty line — 15 percent.

Says 24/7 Wall St.:

"Although many states have budget issues, Illinois’ faces among the biggest problems. In 2010, the state’s budget shortfall was more than 40% of its general fund, the second-highest of any state. Both S&P and Moody’s gave Illinois credit ratings that were the second-worst of all states. In addition, the state only funded 45% of its pension liability in 2010, the lowest percentage of any state. Governor Patrick Quinn has made the now-$85 billion pension gap a top priority for the new legislative session beginning in January."

Pension reform may be the top legislative priority, but the governor's latest idea to address the worst-funded pension system in America — Squeezy the Pension Python — has only inspired laughter and derision.

"It’s a tough job, and I volunteered to do it, and I think I’m doing a good job under the circumstances and want to continue," Quinn told Bernie Schoenburg, political columnist for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, reiterating that he plans to seek re-election in 2014. 

24/7 studied credit score, debt, revenue and expenses in determining its rankings. "We also evaluated how a state uses its resources to provide its residents with high living standards, reviewing dimensions such as health insurance, employment rate, low crime and a good education. We considered hundreds of data sets and chose what we considered to be the 10 most important measurements of financial and government management," the blog stated.

Even though Quinn and the state's legislative leaders — who secured a veto-proof supermajority in this year's election, allowing them to ignore the governor at will — are held in low regard for running the state into the ground, one Democrat in Springfield remains popular with voters of both parties. 

This could be Attorney General Lisa Madigan's time to seek higher office.
We Need Answers

Chicago, IL

#94 Jan 1, 2013
Alderman Vargas; What is your position on Home Rule, Subsidized Housing, and JAWA?
Don Roberto Rita

United States

#95 Jan 1, 2013
We Need Answers wrote:
Alderman Vargas; What is your position on Home Rule, Subsidized Housing, and JAWA?
Why don't you ask him personally? He will tell you...I did. Ask Alan Stevo. Tommy Brown or Peloquin's puppet, Mark Potaska. See if they will answer you personally. Potaska lied straight faced to me.
Home Rule

Chicago, IL

#96 Jan 1, 2013
Worst wrote:
Pat Quinn: Worst Governor in One of America's Worst-Run States
Take the Patch Poll: Does Pat Quinn deserve re-election or would you put another Democrat on the ballot in 2014?
Pat Quinn is so unpopular, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, that Lisa Madigan and Bill Daley would easily beat him in a Democratic primary while Kirk Dillard and Dan Rutherford would topple him in the general election.
Quinn says he's going to run for re-election in 2014, but as 2012 comes to an end only 25 percent of Illinois voters approve of the job he's doing as governor.
Public Policy Polling says 64 percent of voters disapprove of Quinn's performance — "making him the most unpopular governor PPP has polled on anywhere in the country this year."
And there seems to be good reason for that. Last week, 24/7 Wall St. published a ranking of all 50 states, and Illinois emerges as the third-worst-run state in America, behind Rhode Island and California.
The Land of Lincoln has the second highest budget deficit, 10th highest unemployment, 11th highest debt per capita, 18th highest median household income at $53,234 and the 25th highest percentage of residents living below the poverty line — 15 percent.
Says 24/7 Wall St.:
"Although many states have budget issues, Illinois’ faces among the biggest problems. In 2010, the state’s budget shortfall was more than 40% of its general fund, the second-highest of any state. Both S&P and Moody’s gave Illinois credit ratings that were the second-worst of all states. In addition, the state only funded 45% of its pension liability in 2010, the lowest percentage of any state. Governor Patrick Quinn has made the now-$85 billion pension gap a top priority for the new legislative session beginning in January."
Pension reform may be the top legislative priority, but the governor's latest idea to address the worst-funded pension system in America — Squeezy the Pension Python — has only inspired laughter and derision.
"It’s a tough job, and I volunteered to do it, and I think I’m doing a good job under the circumstances and want to continue," Quinn told Bernie Schoenburg, political columnist for the State Journal-Register in Springfield, reiterating that he plans to seek re-election in 2014. 
24/7 studied credit score, debt, revenue and expenses in determining its rankings. "We also evaluated how a state uses its resources to provide its residents with high living standards, reviewing dimensions such as health insurance, employment rate, low crime and a good education. We considered hundreds of data sets and chose what we considered to be the 10 most important measurements of financial and government management," the blog stated.
Even though Quinn and the state's legislative leaders — who secured a veto-proof supermajority in this year's election, allowing them to ignore the governor at will — are held in low regard for running the state into the ground, one Democrat in Springfield remains popular with voters of both parties. 
This could be Attorney General Lisa Madigan's time to seek higher office.
Home Rule taxes destroyed municipalities, counties, and the state of Illinois.
iwin

Chicago, IL

#97 Jan 1, 2013
Home Rule wrote:
<quoted text>Home Rule taxes destroyed municipalities, counties, and the state of Illinois.
Sorry but it was not home rule, it was the democrat's and their leadership mike madigan with his 40 years of service that ruined Illinois
Illinois is Broke

Chicago, IL

#98 Jan 1, 2013
Along with the broke home rule municipalities and counties.
Blue Island is not far behind; unfunded pensions, out of control spending, law suits, failure, career politicians concerned only for themselves and a list of issues.

Stevo it is.
Rep GED

Robbins, IL

#99 Jan 1, 2013
I like Vargas. He let me put anyone I wanted on his slate in return for fulfilling his dream for becoming Mayor. I gave him just one of them mexican guys to run for alderman but he won't even win his ward. Vargas doesn't know that though. I will have 3 Bilotto's and 3 Rita's running this city. I can't believe Blue Island is gonna let me do this!
Humm

Chicago, IL

#100 Jan 2, 2013
Rep GED wrote:
I like Vargas. He let me put anyone I wanted on his slate in return for fulfilling his dream for becoming Mayor. I gave him just one of them mexican guys to run for alderman but he won't even win his ward. Vargas doesn't know that though. I will have 3 Bilotto's and 3 Rita's running this city. I can't believe Blue Island is gonna let me do this!
Brought to you by the Progressive/Coalition Blue Island Independent Party!
Yes

Chicago, IL

#101 Jan 2, 2013
Humm wrote:
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Brought to you by the Progressive/Coalition Blue Island Independent Party!
The real challenge is to rid small communities, townships, and school boards of corruption.
Correct

Chicago, IL

#102 Jan 2, 2013
Informed Decisions wrote:
Referendums 99.9% of the time favor politicians; rarely if ever do they ever favor the public. No to Higher Taxes.
Vote "No" on both of the referendum ballot issues.
Referendums do not favor taxpayers or the public.
Vote No!
Tres Leeches

Chicago, IL

#103 Jan 2, 2013
Rep GED wrote:
I like Vargas. He let me put anyone I wanted on his slate in return for fulfilling his dream for becoming Mayor. I gave him just one of them mexican guys to run for alderman but he won't even win his ward. Vargas doesn't know that though. I will have 3 Bilotto's and 3 Rita's running this city. I can't believe Blue Island is gonna let me do this!
Domingo this "Tres Leeches" is not good.
Rep_GED

Robbins, IL

#104 Jan 2, 2013
Humm wrote:
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Brought to you by the Progressive/Coalition Blue Island Independent Party!
....ha same party Vargas belongs to!

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