Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Fight Political Patronage in Illinois

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." ~ Mark Twain Are you ready to take back control of state government? In order to restore the private sector job market, we must put an end to public sector job security. The Putback Amendment makes this possible. The Putback Amendment is a binding citizen-initiated amendment to enact term limits on the legislature, end gerrymandering, strip powerful Democratic legislators of complete power in the General Assembly, ensure fair elections and return to three-member districts. Learn more at The Putback Amendment web site. Illinois ranks 48th in employment growth from 1987-2007 ranking ahead of only Michigan and Ohio. But you wouldn’t know it looking at the resumes of individuals referred to as “The Chicago 9”. These nine Chicago Democrats collectively control $70 billion (with a “b”) worth of government, 125,000 public sector jobs in Illinois, and represent nearly 200 years in political office. Governor Pat Quinn First Elected 1982 28 years in office House Speaker Michael Madigan First Elected 1971 39 years in office Senate President John Cullerton First Elected 1976 34 years in office Mayor Richard Daley First Elected 1969 41 years in office Comptroller Dan Hynes First Elected 1998 12 years in office Secretary of State Jesse White First Elected 1998 12 years in office Cook County Board President Todd Stroger First Elected 1992 18 years in office Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan First Elected 1998 12 years in office Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias First Elected 1998 2 years in office With one down and eight remaining, they feel their jobs are secure. Let’s work together to put an end to job security for patronage armies in Illinois. Join the movement to end patronage in Illinois. It’s your turn. You can fight city hall. Here’s how: download a petition here. Complete and return one petition per week between today and April 19th to place term limits on underperforming patronage armies in Springfield. Mail completed petitions to 715 Erin Drive, Champaign, IL 61822. Together, we CAN reform Illinois. Unable to pass petitions? Please donate to fund our movement to end patronage in Illinois here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9213618 Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed