December 3 Evening Edition

— Illinois leaders mark state’s 199th birthday; eyes on 200th – AP–illinois-bicentennial-20171203-story.html
— McConnell: Tax bill won’t add to nation’s debt woes – AP–mcconnell-taxes-20171202-story.html
— McConnell predicts unpopular tax bill will be a winning issue for GOP – Karen Tumulty
— ‘I don’t think it’s going to help’: In a pro-Trump area, many are skeptical of GOP tax plan – Jenna Johnson
— Is Virginia McCaskey pissed off yet by Bears’ latest embarrassment? Enough to fire everybody and her son? – Steve Rosenbloom
— ‘This is class warfare’: Tax vote sparks brawl over populism that will carry into midterms – David Weigel, Robert Costa, Paul Kane
— San Francisco defends sanctuary status as backlash mounts – AP–san-francisco-pier-shooting-20171201-story.html


— McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration – AP
— Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets – AP

— Senate Democrats stand united against GOP tax bill – AP
— Mount Prospect surveying residents on diversity issues


— Illinois kicks off year-long celebration for bicentennial (DIERSEN: This should mean more for me because my ancestors have been in northeast Illinois since 1844, because I have lived in Illinois since 1948, in Wheaton since 1978, and in my precinct since 1984. But ever-increasingly, I do not feel welcome in Illinois because more and more and more of the individuals, organizations, companies, and governments in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, in Wheaton, and in my precinct are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)


— Gay wedding cake case to go before Supreme Court this week – AP
— It’s time for U.S. families to leave South Korea, says senior Republican senator – AP


— Illinois’ 199th birthday kicks off bicentennial celebration – AP


— Now that’s rich: Democrats have vast treasure of campaign rhetoric – Jim Dey


— 46th House District candidate Kinzler says Bill 1905 hurts economy – Chandra Lye


— West Deerfield supervisor candidate Louis Stone says time to do away with townships – Robert Hadley | Dec 3, 2017


— Jeff Flake: I Voted for Tax Cuts After GOP Leaders Promised DACA Amnesty – John S. Roberts


— FCC’s net neutrality repeal sparks backlash – HARPER NEIDIG (DIERSEN: Of course, my critics/opponents a) want internet providers to slow down if not block and GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails and b) want to destroy all individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that they cannot manipulate/dominate. Should I publish a list of my critics/opponents?)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) plan to scrap net neutrality rules governing how internet providers handle web traffic has unleashed a wave of intense opposition. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, announced last month that the agency would vote to undo its 2015 net neutrality rules, which prevent companies like Verizon and Comcast from blocking or slowing down websites or creating internet “fast lanes.”)


— A Divided America is Divided on Tax – Barry D. Wood (DIERSEN: Democrats want Republicans to pay more federal income tax. Younger people want older people to pay more federal income tax. Those who have less income want those who have more income to pay more federal income tax. Those who take the standard deduction want those who itemize to pay more federal income tax. Renters want homeowners to pay more federal income tax. Those who have little or no medical and dental expenses want those who have major medical and dental expenses to pay more federal income tax. Those who do not take job-related graduate courses want those who take job-related graduate courses to pay more federal income tax.)


— Why Republicans Cherish Their Unloved Tax Cut “How many politicians have lost an election because they voted for a tax cut?” – Albert R. Hunt


— The Odds of Impeachment Are Dropping – PETER BEINART

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.