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Memo to the election´s victors:
It´s time for action

Crain´s Chicago Business, by Greg Hinz

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Posted By:brianod1, 11/11/2012 12:03:23 PM

With due respect to all of you hardworking political consultants and TV station owners, there´s only one reason to hold an election. That´s to determine who will shoulder the oft-onerous task of governing. Now that the election is over, President Barack Obama holds that honor. So do Springfield Democrats, particularly House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. They wanted the job. They got the job. Now they have to produce. On the national level, one clear need is immigration reform.

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Apparently the Republicans in Congress are the only newly elected officials not to receive a mandate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: reefdiver, 11/11/2012 12:06:50 PM     (No. 9007175)

Time for action? Looks like the only action we´ll see is Chicago style. Rather see no action.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 11/11/2012 12:11:08 PM     (No. 9007186)

AS Machiavelli said, "All a nation needs is one good dictator." Well, this election, the brain washed and the unwashed have spoken. We did not get a President. We got a bad idiot of a dictator. We are in so much trouble now it is hard to see how things will end up. All I know is this is the worst situation our nation has ever been in and I have serious personal doubts it will survive as anything we might recognize as the United States of America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/11/2012 12:57:43 PM     (No. 9007293)

Actually OP, they just assume the repubs will cave.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/11/2012 1:29:35 PM     (No. 9007335)

With all due respect, Hinz, which is not much, no the liberal politicians do not need to produce. If they did Obama would not have been re- elected. So shut up.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck, 11/11/2012 1:41:15 PM     (No. 9007348)

obama will not govern. He rules.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/11/2012 1:42:39 PM     (No. 9007352)

@#3: The GOP will cave. Boehner has already telegraphed as much.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/11/2012 2:01:59 PM     (No. 9007387)

Since Tuesday I feel like the frog in the pot and Zippy will be turning up the fire. Stop this train. I want to get off.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/11/2012 2:08:13 PM     (No. 9007394)

All these leftists are giddy about all their people they got elected but in true liberal form all they will do is tax or borrow.

These idiots really think Obama has a plan for jobs. He tried that aldready with the stimulus and it was a huge el floppo.Of curse idiots like Krugman said the stimulus wasn´t big enough. You could have built a hell of a lot of stuff with $800 billion but all it did was pad the wallets of people that didn´t need it.

Think about all the people in this country living off the government.According to the left all this money is economic stimulus and unemployment is getting worse. It´s because of the kinds of things liberal´s buy that don´t help the economy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/11/2012 2:40:11 PM     (No. 9007439)

Don´t despair, there is another election in 2 years, and Obama won´t be on the ballot.

Democrats won´t act, or govern, but will over-reach and we should let them.

They want higher taxes on the rich by raising the tax rate from 36% to 39% - give it to them. It won´t produce the revenues they want, and that´s good, don´t help them out.

They want to raise capital gains taxes, and raise dividend taxes. Fine. It will create huge drop in stock market.

Let them fail with their agenda.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/11/2012 4:09:25 PM     (No. 9007594)

FTA: Republicans no longer are a meaningful part of the conversations.

And this is new? GOP hasn´t been a part of IL gov´t for well over a decade and even when there was a GOP Gov, Mike Madigan (D) was the real power, still is.

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