— Lawmakers criticize potential financial burden Safe-T Act poses to local governments – Craig Wall
— Texas has spent more than $18 million sending migrants to Chicago, other sanctuary cities (COMMENT: How many hundreds of dollars per day does it cost to provide an illegal with housing, food, clothes, medical care, education, transportation, job training, etc.?)
— IL has some of the worst roads in the U.S. – Janye Killelea
— SAFE-T Act will increase Illinois property taxes, House Republicans say
— COMMENT: Chicago Democrats encourage Chicago Latinos to be LGBTQers.
— Alexi Giannoulias and Dan Brady offer differing visions for Illinois secretary of state’s office – Jeremy Gorner and Jake Sheridan
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: OUTRAGEOUS: Most Chicago voters will be casting their ballots in new polling places on Election Day – Kinsey Crowley
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of vandalism against abortion clinics a) to promote abortion and b) to demonize, denigrate, and condemn those who oppose the promotion of abortion.
— Asylum seekers are needed to fill jobs going begging (COMMENT: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, and RINOs a) want illegals to take bad jobs and b) say that all the jobs that I had were bad jobs. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.)
— The Sun-Times’ new chapter: Our digital content is now free for everyone. We’re dropping our paywall and making it free to read the news — but we’re still counting on your support. – Nykia Wright, Jennifer Kho and Celeste LeCompte (COMMENT: Not-for-profit news aggregators like GOPUSA ILLINOIS should not be paywalled.)
— Underwood, Gryder spar over abortion and other issues in online candidate forum – Russell Lissau
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Secretary of state hopefuls focus on modernization, differ on fees – Jerry Nowicki
— Candidates discuss issues in the race for Illinois comptroller
— Kane County Board candidate Davoust withstands residency challenge – Brenda Schory
— Krishnamoorthi, Dargis discuss causes, solutions for nation’s skyrocketing inflation – Eric Peterson
— FRONT PAGE WITH PHOTOS: COMMENT: Democrats campaign for Foster and against Lauf.
CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Lightfoot proposes $5 million fund for arriving migrants. Lightfoot proposed the “contingency” fund in her 2023 budget to help with future costs for migrants as buses full of asylum seekers continue to arrive from Texas. (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Chicago Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come illegally to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Chicago Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
— As Trump took over the White House, his Chicago hotel suffered. A cache of documents recently released from the Cook County assessor show that the rise of Trump, the politician, coincided with the decline of Trump, the hotel. – ALBY GALLUN
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— COMMENT: According to hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters, being backed by Trump is extremely negative.
JOURNAL GAZETTE NEWS COURIER
— At least 66 clinics have stopped providing abortions in 15 states since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade – AP
— Teaching white supremacy – Michael Romain (COMMENT: Democrats run public education in America. Why are there so few Black educators in America?)
— Secretary of State’s Race: Giannoulias, Brady vying to replace Jesse White. Democrat, Republican each tout depth of experience, eye ‘modernization’ – Jerry Nowicki (COMMENT: If you ran for an office, what experience would you stress? I would stress the experience that I gained a) working for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 Levels, currently $104,915-$136,387/year, b) working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $88,229-$99,994/year, c) passing the CPA and Certified Internal Auditor examinations on my first attempt, d) becoming a licensed CPA, and e) earning a master’s degree in finance from IIT, a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul, and an MBA from Loyola.)
— 130 new asylum seekers arrive in Illinois – Jack Baudoin (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come illegally to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Illinois Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
— Lawmakers say SAFE-T Act mandates will raise property taxes in Illinois – Kevin Bessler
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage students to have abortions. Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats run Illinois. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats promote hatred against Republicans. Ever-increasingly, Illinois Democrats hint/imply/argue/shout that Republican judges are racists. Ever-increasingly, to call someone a racist in America today is like calling someone a Jew in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s.
— Hinsdale Leader Warns Of Tent Cities. The Village Board opposes the state’s new crime law, particularly the trespassing and cash bail provisions. – David Giuliani
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Hinsdale’s village president on Tuesday raised the possibility of tent cities in local parks once a new crime law takes effect in January. He also said residents have threatened to shoot those trespassing on their properties. The Village Board voted to adopt a resolution denouncing the SAFE-T Act. The law bars police from arresting criminal trespassers in most cases and eliminates cash bail. With the trespassing change, Village President Tom Cauley said, “I guarantee you that we’re going to find ourselves with people just camped out in parks, and we cannot ask them to leave. They may be in your backyard or in your shed living there.” Currently, trespassing in the village may involve a tent city in a park, a drunk person yelling in a restaurant or someone screaming on a resident’s doorstep, Cauley said. But the village can take care of those issues with the threat of arrest, he said. Last week, he said, the village held a meeting about the new law with state Rep. Deanne Mazzochi, R-Elmhurst; DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick; about 45 residents. Three or four people, Cauley said, warned they may shoot those who criminally trespass on their properties. “That creates a whole lot of other issues for the village of Hinsdale. This has got to be changed. This cannot continue,” Cauley said. “I don’t want people to engage in self-help where they’re shooting people who happen to wander on their properties and are engaged in criminal trespass.” Cauley also argued the provision in the law eliminating cash bail provides too high of a standard for prosecutors to keep dangerous criminals in jail. Last month, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin made the case to Hinsdale officials against the law, though he supported the general concept of doing away with cash bail. Cauley gave no indication in his speech that the village has sought to hear from supporters of the law. Last month, a Democratic state lawmaker defended the law to the La Grange Village Board. The Village Board voted unanimously for the resolution against the new law. The document acknowledged certain sections of the law, such as body camera requirements, were good policy. Trustee Matthew Posthuma was absent. Trustee Laurel Haarlow, who attended remotely, did not vote, apparently because of technical issues with her connection. Burr Ridge officials say they plan to pass a similar resolution later this month.)
CENTER SQUARE ILLINOIS
— Durbin concedes problems at southern border, but says there’s ‘no negotiation’ to slow the flow – Greg Bishop (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats illegally encourage citizens of foreign countries to illegally come illegally to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally. Democrats should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.)
— Right to Life advocates say Illinois Planned Parenthood mobile clinic is step too far – Andrew Hensel
— SEPTEMBER 29, 2022 FLASHBACK: Former Illinois governor denounces one-party rule, pushes for Republicans to make gains – Greg Bishop (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats dominate, if not rule, America, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton. Since 2021, Democrats, their operatives, and their dupes have stopped Republicans from helping sponsor Wheaton’s Independence Day parades and fireworks. I should write a book about that.)
PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Don Tracy: ‘Whether it is vote by mail, early voting, or the traditional way of voting, we need everyone to vote’ – Bree Gonzales (COMMENT: What has your Republican Precinct Committeeman/Captain done to encourage the Republicans in your precinct to vote? Yesterday, using envelopes with a mailing label for each registered Republican voter, I finished delivering to all the homes in my precinct that have at least one registered Republican voter the following: a) campaign literature from the following Republican candidates: Salvi, Bailey/Trussell, Lewis, Sanguinetti, Eckhoff, Corrigan, Foltyniewicz, Schillerstrom, Elliott, Burke, Brennan, and Reidy; b) a marked sample ballot on 8.5X14-inch paper; and c) a Milton Township Republican Organization (MTRO) Voter Guide. I anxiously await the following candidates to provide MTRO with their campaign literature so that I can pick it up and deliver it: DeVore, Brady, Teresi, Demmer, Burau, Grant, Hart, and Henry. I disagree with political consultants and campaign managers who discourage/stop candidates from providing MTRO with campaign literature that would be delivered along with other candidates’ campaign literature like I have done.)
— Top campaign contribution recipients in Illinois for the week of Sept. 25
DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Reboletti: Glowiak-Hilton ‘decided that her own self-interest is more important than ours’ – Laurie A. Luebbert
— Attorney General Raoul’s Stand On Equal Rights Amendment is Political Theatre Only – Mark Glennon
ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 9 THINGS WRONG WITH ILLINOIS’ OFFICIAL AMENDMENT 1 VOTER PAMPHLET – Mailee Smith
ILLINOIS FAMILY ACTION
— Illinois’ Disastrous Leadership Making Headlines–Again – Laurie Higgins
— DI LEO: WHO ARE TODAY’S POLITICAL PARTIES? WHAT DO THEY WANT? (COMMENT: Political parties exist to help elect candidates who can and will defend and advance their platform. The Republican Party platform is conservative. I should write a book about past and present Democrat plant, Libertarian plant, Green plant, Independent plant, and RINO leaders of the Republican Party in Illinois, in DuPage County, and in Milton Township who have made it the most clear a) that they despise/hate conservatives, that is, that they despise/hate platform Republicans, that is, that they despise/hate the base of the Republican Party and b) that they want to drive conservatives out of the Republican Party to destroy the Republican Party.)
— 14TH CD GOP CANDIDATE SCOTT GRYDER AWARDED YOUNG GUNS STATUS BY NRCC
— ROBERT STEVENS: DON’T LET SPRINGFIELD MAKE FENTANYL DEALING AND OVERDOSING WORSE
— 6TH CD: CASTEN FORCED TO PULL DOWN NON-COMPLIANT AD
— COMMENT: What about Pritzker’s religious beliefs?
— Campaign notebook
— Google accused of systematically sending RNC fundraising emails to spam file – Susan Ferrechio (COMMENT: What percent of my GOPUSA ILLINOIS newsletters have internet service providers sent to spam files?)
— Appeals court rules DACA was illegally created under Obama, but program to remain intact for now – Stephen Dinan
— E-q-u-i-t-y: Kamala Harris and the left’s new word for discrimination – Gerard Leval
— Democrats should support busing illegal immigrants to ‘sanctuary’ cities – Christopher Tremoglie (COMMENT: How soon, if not already, will the Democrats in your municipality, in your township, and in your county make your municipality, your township, and your county sanctuaries for illegals?)
NEW YORK POST
— DeSantis blasts ‘illegal alien’ looters after Hurricane Ian in Florida – Lee Brown
— ‘This seems clandestine’: NY mayor rips into Biden after dozens of migrant kids secretly flown to small town. – Jack Morphet, Steven Vago and Emily Crane (COMMENT: So far, how many illegals have Democrats secretly flow into Illinois, your county, your county district, your township, your municipality, your municipal district, your precinct, your neighborhood, and your block?)
— NYC Council whacks Eric Adams’ plan to put migrant tent city on Randall’s Island – Nolan Hicks (COMMENT: Where would your mayor put tents for migrants in your municipality – in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, on your block?)
— Senator files bill to restrain IRS ahead of plan to hire 87,000 employees – Brett Rowland (COMMENT: My Democrat IRS superiors wrongly subjected me to a failed IRS audit in 1978. I worked for GAO on audits of IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division 1986-1988.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Marshall, R-Kansas, filed the Preventing Frivolous Actions by IRS Agents Act, which would allow taxpayers making less than $400,000 annually who were wrongly subjected to failed IRS audits or legal actions to collect compensation for costs associated with the audit or legal action. “Defending a frivolous audit is expensive and the IRS should pay the bill, not innocent Americans who were wrongly targeted by an overzealous federal accountant,” Marshall, a physician, said in a statement. . .The senator introduced another bill to force the IRS to sell off about $700,000 worth of ammunition. . .IRS Criminal Investigation is the sixth largest law enforcement agency in the U.S. . .IRS Criminal Investigation has 3,000 employees, and 2,100 are special agents, according to the IRS. Only special agents carry firearms, Pachner said.)
— Professor tells Dr. Phil: ‘White supremacy is embedded in everything’ (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint themselves as being not only anti-White, but as being White-haters. Ever-increasingly, to vote for Democrats is to promote hatred against White.)
— Biden’s Illegal Alien Tsunami Swamps Population Of 23 States
— For All Intents and Purposes, America Now Has No Southern Border – Virginia Allen (COMMENT: A country without borders is not a country. Ever-increasingly, Democrats are destroying America.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Migrants seeking asylum cross the border, the Border Patrol picks them up. Agents take the migrants to a processing center where some basic information is taken down. Then they are put on a bus or an airplane to a city somewhere else in America. Illegal aliens are told to report to a local field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, within 60 days. Some report back, but many do not for fear of deportation. After spending three days on the southern border talking with local leaders, citizens, and illegal aliens themselves, I was surprised by how much of a well-oiled machine illegal immigration has become. Because of the sheer number of illegal migrants coming across the border into the U.S.—the Border Patrol reports over 2 million encounters in fiscal year 2022, which ended Sept. 30—the Biden administration has created a well-functioning system to handle the influx. Illegal aliens know that under the policies of the Biden administration they likely can enter America and be released into the interior of the country. Illegal aliens who intentionally evade the Border Patrol—maybe because they are smuggling drugs or people, or because they have a criminal record—threaten the safety not only of those living in border towns, but Americans across the country. Border communities in Texas such as Kinney County and Val Verde feel the effects of illegal immigration daily. . .During my time in Texas, I saw firsthand that the border is wide open, and a nation without a border is hardly a nation at all. President Joe Biden should allow the Border Patrol to do its job and secure the southern border. Until homeland security officials take action to dissuade illegal aliens from coming across the border, millions more will come, further straining schools, hospitals, and communities across America. The United States is a nation of immigrants. But we will not be a nation at all if the immigration process isn’t followed legally and anyone, whether with good or bad intentions, can cross the border and melt into the interior.)
— No, Critical Race Theory Isn’t About Teaching That ‘Slavery Is Real’ – JULIAN ADORNEY
— NYC migrant tent city: Hochul deploys National Guard to help Adams’ relocated shelter for asylum seekers. New York City Mayor Eric Adams moved the migrant tent city construction from flood-prone Orchard Beach to Randall’s Island. – Danielle Wallace (COMMENT: Twice in recent years, the Prairie Path Park in my precinct flooded.)
— Cancer of CRT, Gender Ideology Spreading in Woke U.S. Military – Brent Sadler
LAW ENFORCEMENT TODAY
— Despite now offering sex changes, U.S. Army closes out fiscal year with a 25% shortage in recruiting new soldiers – Jenna Curren
— AOC, Pelosi, Dems View Illegals As Servants. Replacing Pre Civil War Era Slaves? – Jesse Watters
— NY Gov. Pleads Over Illegals Bused In: ‘I’ve Raised This With The White House’ – ERIC SCHEINER (COMMENT: What will your mayor do if/when illegals are bused in? In your municipality, in your municipal district, in your precinct, in your neighborhood, and on your block, will the Democrats take illegals into their homes/apartments, feed them, clothe them, provide them with medical care, send them to schools in your school district, provide them with transportation, provide them with job training, use them as servants/slaves, give/get them jobs? How might the aforesaid impact you? Concerning jobs, will your mayor force employers in your municipality to replace their employees with illegals?)
— Republican-Led House Would Probe Biden’s Woke Military – Charlie McCarthy
— Eric Adams Migrates Tent City for Illegals Out of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bronx District – GREG BYRNES (COMMENT: In your municipality, in whose municipal district and in whose precinct would your mayor build tent cities for illegals? Of course, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want Wheaton to build tent cities for illegals in my Precinct 9 which is Wheaton’s West, East, and South Districts. Potential locations in my precinct include the Prairie Path Park, Wheaton Warrenville School District 200 properties, and two cemeteries. My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes want to “teach me a lesson.”)
— War on Policing Increasing Crime? – NICK GILLESPIE
— Darkness at Dune: The Nightmare of Martha’s Vineyard – Ann Coulter
— Trump speaks at National Hispanic Leadership Conference in Miami
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use Affirmative Action to get rid of Republicans once and for all.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use migrants to promote hatred against Republicans.
— U.S. House offices lack diversity – CHEYANNE M. DANIELS (COMMENT: GAO works for Congress. Congress can stress that 1997, when I was 49 years old, the Democrats who ran GAO forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
— More U.S. states are making employers say how much they pay – MEGAN CERULLO (COMMENT: Constructively, federal salaries have always been public information and have always been used against federal employees. In its February 1978 4-page article on me, Money Magazine painted me as being grossly overpaid. In today’s dollars, IRS was paying me $97,053/year. In my defense, I had worked for IRS since 1971, I had earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970, I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and I was taking graduate accounting courses at DePaul.)
— Illinois seven-year-old donates piggy bank money to Hurricane Ian relief. Dominic D’Andrea had two plans for the $288 that filled his piggy bank: to get an electric scooter or a Corvette – Sean Martinelli (COMMENT: Were you selfish when you were young? I selfishly used the money that I earned/saved doing yard work and delivering newspapers to selfishly buy a 1958 Chevrolet BelAir in 1964. I selfishly used that car to selfishly get to/from my Crete-Monee High School classes and to/from my part-time dish washing job in the basement of the S.S. Kresge in Chicago Heights 1964-1966. I selfishly used the money that I earned/saved washing dishes to selfishly trade in that car for a new 1966 Pontiac Sprint in 1966 that I used to selfishly clean golf shoes, chip slag, pump gasoline, deliver mail, and get to/from classes at UIC 1966-1967. I selfishly sold that car and bought a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 in 1967. I selfishly sold that car and bought a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE in 1968. In my defense, during the late 1950s and early 1960s, I frequently rode around Crete in trucks helping collect newspapers and magazines for recycling.)
— This one demographic has driven much of the GOP’s gains with Latino voters. Conservative Latinos have gone from Democratic-leaning voters in 2012 to base GOP voters now. – Mark Murray and Alexandra Marquez
ABC NEW YORK
— New York City Council proposes housing asylum seekers in closed hotels, vacant churches – Faan Kim Image (COMMENT: How many closed hotels and vacant churches are there in your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, and your county?)
NBC NEW YORK
— NY City Council Proposes Using Vacant Hotels to House Migrants, Rather Than Tent City – Ida Siegal (COMMENT: How many vacant hotels are there in your municipal district, your municipality, your township, your county district, and your county?)
NEW YORK 1
— Speaker Adrienne Adams calls for migrants to be housed in hotels – David Lazar (COMMENT: How many hotel/motel rooms are there in your municipality, in your township, and in your county?)
NEW YORK TIMES
— In Hurricane’s Wake, Southwest Florida Residents Demand More Federal Help – Julie Bosman, Eliza Fawcett, Emily Cochrane and Jack Healy (COMMENT: Democrats want the federal government to punish states that do not promote the Democrat Party platform.)
— ‘Defund the S.E.C.’ Becomes a Rallying Cry on Trump’s Social Media Site – Matthew Goldstein (COMMENT: While I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO during the 1980s and 1990s, Republicans defunded GAO. Because of that, my Democrat GAO superiors wasted my career and forced me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old.0
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: COMMENT: Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use reports of threats against election workers to promote hatred against Republicans.
— Democrats aim to keep spotlight on abortion, as they face midterm head winds – Annie Linskey (COMMENT: I should write a book about single-issue Democrat plants, Libertarian plants, Green plants, Independent plants, and RINOs. Most commonly, they promote a) dependency on government and dependency on charity (destruction of individual responsibility), b) liberalism, d) socialism, e) communism, f) dictatorship, g) LGBTQ (destruction of traditional marriage and the traditional family), h) abortion, i) mass/illegal immigration, j) booze, gambling, pot, and other vices, k) abolition of the First and Second Amendments, l) patronage, m) political affiliation discrimination, n) reverse discrimination (Affirmative Action, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, CRT, 1619, BLM, reparations, replacement theory, wokeness/wokeism), o) age discrimination, p) destruction American citizenship, that is, destruction of America, and q) even worse things.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Republican Governors Association spokesman Jesse Hunt: “Democrats engaged their base voters by spending a tremendous amount of money on a single issue while failing to adequately address why voters believe they are worse off under Joe Biden,” he said, referring to abortion.)
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
— NYC Council members want migrants sent to hotels, not to Randall’s Island.
— Why I welcome asylum seekers to our country (COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats paint GOD as being anti-law enforcement, anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats glorify and praise illegals.
— COMMENT: Ever-increasingly, Democrats run America. How soon, if not already, will Democrats force everyone in America to speak Spanish, read Spanish, and write Spanish? How soon, if not already, if you do not speak Spanish, read Spanish, and write Spanish, will Democrats a) stop you from getting an education, b) stop you from getting/keeping a job, c) stop you from leasing/owning vehicles, d) stop you from renting/owning real estate, e) stop you from etc.?
— Billionaires account for $1 of every $10 raised this election. These 11 anted up the most. Billionaires account for an outsized share of political contributions this election cycle. Here’s 11 of the biggest spenders, led by George Soros. – Donovan Slack, Rachel Looker, Javier Zarracina
— COMMENT: Both Biden and Trump being older motivates age discriminators.
— U.S. considering its very first over-the-counter birth control pill: Here’s who’s on board and who isn’t – SOPHIE MELLOR (COMMENT: Why are there so many unwanted pregnancies?)
— 83% of Voters See Crime as Important Issue as Election Nears
— ‘Parental Rights’ Poised to Be Hot Issue in School Board Races – Eesha Pendharkar (COMMENT: Democrats want parents who are the following to have lots of rights: anti-Trump, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-heterosexual, anti-traditional marriage/family, anti-non-poor people, anti-gun owners, anti-Christian, anti-Protestant, anti-Italian American, anti-German American, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time. What percent of the parents in your school district are the aforesaid?)
— EEOC: Employers cannot favor ‘early career’ hires over older candidates – Laurel Kalser (COMMENT: In 1980, when I was 31 years old, I was an “older candidate” when I transferred from IRS to GAO. Virtually all my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworker, and subordinates were “early career hires” a) who had little or no work experience when GAO hired them and b) who from the beginning, viciously demonized me, viciously denigrated me, and viciously condemned me as being as being far too old to have a successful GAO career. They viciously demonized, viciously denigrated, and viciously condemned a) the almost 9 years of work experience that I had gained by working for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $88,229-$99,994/year, b) my having passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, and my having earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976. According to them, my having to suffer a $20,901 (21%) pay cut proved that my work experience, education, and professional certification were worthless. They succeeded in keeping me from being assigned to audits of IRS and from being promoted until 1986. They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, and/or veteran. To mitigate the aforesaid, a) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, b) I passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981, and c) I became a licensed CPA in 1981. But the damage was done.)
— COMMENT: Yesterday, I was overjoyed to learn that a registered Republican voter in my precinct owns a red 2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe.