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Tax Hike Killed, Still Borrowed Too Much and Cut Too Little

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Springfield, IL

I am finally on my way home from Springfield, torn between my happiness that we successfully blocked the job-killing tax hike the Democrats were trying to force on Illinois families, and my sadness that we have once again kicked the can down the road and resorted to borrowing our way out of fiscal trouble.

US Deficit Tops $1 Trillion for the First Time

The new budget deficit numbers for June came out and it shows that the US budget deficit has topped one trillion for the first time in history, coming in at $1.1 trillion. The budget deficit predictions made in September of 2008 show that under President Bush the deficit was $454.8 billion. Which means that since last September and under the Obama Administration the deficit has ballooned by over $645 billion!


Candidates for Governor

With the campaign for Governor getting into full swing the CYRs invite all Republican candidates to blog on the CYR website.  Please email Katy Keich to get setup.

New Leadership Desperately Needed in Springfield

After meeting with Governor Quinn this week and observing the many special-interests tugging him in multiple directions, it is evident that this entire budget fiasco has become quite a circus. What we’re witnessing is the continuation of a six-year-long comedy of errors. The problem with this comedy is that real people are getting hurt as worthwhile and necessary services are being held hostage by political gamesmanship.

A Nation Divided:President Obama Polling Numbers Show a Decrease in Support

Today a new Rasmussen poll was released. We’ve all been bombarded with the constant attention to President Obama’s “high” approval rating. While I have always contested that the President’s approval ratings tend to be inflated, I think this survey shows some merit.

Nationalized Medicine: Not Right for Our Nation

Recently President Obama has announced his plan for healthcare in America. It is no secret that our President is a fan of socialized medicine and his plan aims to make the Government a larger player in our healthcare and puts Government bureaucrats between you and your physicians. But how much information have we received on the effectiveness of nationalized healthcare in other countries that use this system?

Democrat Fleecing of the Gay Community - When Will It End?


Symbolic gestures like Obama’s paper-tiger presidential memorandum granting same-sex partner benefits to federal employees sans health care benefits and “discussions” on repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” are hardly accomplishments at this point in history. According to recent Gallup Polls, 67% of Americans believe same-sex partners should receive employee benefits, INCLUDING health insurance, while 58% support REPEALING “don’t ask, don’t tell” now. Yet, despite public opinion in their favor on these two issues, the Democratic controlled federal government is doing nothing because, quite frankly, they are not held accountable. To be blunt, the Obama administration’s recent actions show how little sincerity it has in fulfilling its many campaign pledges to the gay community, notably repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act. 

Tony supports the CYRs. Let's support Tony!

Join fellow CYRs and support Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica at a reception on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 6pm – 10pm at Marlin's Bar & Grill located at 7236 Pershing Rd. in Lyons, IL. CYR members pay only $25. (Normal ticket cost is $50.)

A long time supporter of the CYRs, Tony Peraica is the voice of reform on the Cook county Board. Let's help Tony continue to fight for taxpayers.

(More) Ruminations of a Chicago Young Republican

“Has anyone vandalized the CYR ads yet?”

…This question is thrown at me almost daily, from (Republican) friends and foes alike.

Cook County employee paid while in jail

Published report says that a Cook County employee was paid even while in jail.

The Sun-Times reports that  busboy turned patronage worker Tony Cole was given paid "excused" absences for his three stints in jail last November.

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