March 10 Evening Edition

— Trump expected to seek $8.6B for border wall in new budget – AP


— State and local taxes are making rich richer – Christopher Ingraham
(FROM THE ARTICLE: State and local taxes effectively redistribute national income from the poor to the very rich, according to data released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a progressive think tank. Many state and local governments are heavily reliant on sales taxes, rather than income taxes. Lower-income households tend to spend a greater fraction of their earnings on purchases, including necessities like food and transportation, than higher-income households do. As a result, sales taxes take a bigger bite, percentagewise, from the paychecks of low-income households than high-income ones.)


— Details aside, Pritzker’s tax plan will appeal to many – Jim Dey (DIERSEN: Many believe that the more money that you earn/have, the more taxes that you should pay. What do you say to those who believe that the more of the following that you are, the more taxes that you should pay: married, childless, healthy, Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time?)


— Illinois should not become an abortion destination – Anne Marty, Ohlma


— Liz Cheney: Democrats covering up Ilhan Omar’s ‘bigotry and anti-Semitism by refusing to name her’ – John Siciliano
— Pelosi, Schumer warn of another government shutdown over Trump’s $8.6B wall proposal – John Siciliano


— How illegal aliens can use state legislatures to wreck the country – Allan J. Favish



— Schumer, Pelosi: Hope Trump Has ‘Learned His Lesson’ on Border Funding – Cathy Burke


— 2020 Democratic candidate sorry about being a white male It’s a point against him, they say, but he assures he’s making amends. – CALEB HOWE (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, Trump-haters demonize, denigrate and condemn those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
— Pelosi, Schumer threaten another gov’t shutdown over President Trump’s request for border wall funds ‘President Trump hurt millions of Americans…’ – Chris Enloe


— Transparency in Government Spending? There’s an App for That An interview with’s Adam Andrzejewski – Jan Jekielek


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.)
— Most 2020 Democrats reject socialism label – MICHAEL BURKE


— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Trump invites a new fight with Democrats over 2020 budget; seeks $8.6 billion for wall.”


— GOP leader Liz Cheney accuses Dems of ‘enabling anti-Semitism’ by defending Ilhan Omar – Marisa Schultz March


— Trump to Request $8.6 Billion for Border Wall in 2020 Budget White House budget would provide $8.6 Billion to complete 722 miles of new barriers – Kate Davidson
— Rural Sheriffs Defy New Gun Measures Second Amendment sanctuary’ counties say they won’t enforce background checks, other gun-control proposals – Jacob Gershman and Dan Frosch


— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet about workers being paid ‘less than the value they create’ is essentially a restatement of Marx’s Labour Theory of Value — here’s why that’s interesting – Jim Edwards (DIERSEN: Those who hate government employees hint/imply/argue/shout that government employees either create nothing or create things that are worthless.)


— KATRINA PIERSON DEFENDS LACK OF DIVERSITY IN TRUMP WHITE HOUSE, ASKS MSNBC HOST TO NAME BLACKS IN LINCOLN WEST WING – BENJAMIN FEARNOW (DIERSEN: Trump-haters are filled with hatred. Ever-increasing, Trump-haters that are minority and/or female make it clear that they will do everything that they can to destroy any minority and/or female that might work for Trump.)


— The left’s latest demand: Race-based reparations – Pat Buchanan


— School’s out! TSA braces itself for Spring Break CHAOS as a record 107 million passengers are set to take to the skies in the next month – LUKE KENTON (DIERSEN: Government is nasty. Politics is nasty. Democrats are nasty. While I worked for the federal government, my Democrat superiors, Democrat supervisors, Democrat coworkers, and Democrat subordinates a) stressed that I avoided the draft and b) stressed that while I was taking spring breaks in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975, my peers were dying in Vietnam.)

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.