March 21 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Rauner says Emanuel causing a CPS ‘crisis’ – Haley BeMiller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-rahm-emanuel-met-0322-20170321-story.html
— 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices – AP
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-prison-nurses-fired-20170321-story.html
— Rauner is struggling in polls – Rich Miller
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-miller-column-st-0323-20170321-story.html
— Obama’s home state of Illinois rejects a holiday in his honor for now – Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-barack-obama-day-met-0322-20170321-story.html
— Early voting begins in Naperville – Erin Hegarty
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-early-voting-naperville-st-0322-20170321-story.html
— Arnold Schwarzenegger slams President Trump’s approval ratings: ‘You got swamped’ – Seth Kelley
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-arnold-schwarzenegger-slams-trump-approval-ratings-you-got-swamped-20170321-story.html
— Undocumented immigrants may not find warm welcome in Canada – Robbie Gramer
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-immigrants-canada-ce7d1d32-0e27-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440-20170321-story.html
— Donald Trump cites report that NFL teams won’t sign Colin Kaepernick for fear of president’s tweet – Des Bieler
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/ct-colin-kaepernick-donald-trump-tweets-20170321-story.html
— Highland Park council candidate Adam Stolberg denies he misled voters about college degree – Karen Berkowitz
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/highland-park/news/ct-hpn-stolberg-degree-debate-tl-0323-20170321-story.html
— With Obama out of the way, Republicans can show their true colors – Dahleen Glanton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/glanton/ct-republicans-trump-glanton-20170321-column.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner, Emanuel chime in on Shimkus search for U.S. attorney – Jon Seidel
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/rauner-emanuel-chime-in-on-shimkus-search-for-u-s-attorney/
— Trump at Capitol, cites political cost of rejecting health bill – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/trump-to-capitol-in-last-ditch-lobbying-for-health-care-bill/
— White House issues gag order to officials on budget details – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/white-house-issues-gag-order-to-officials-on-budget-details/
— No fake news with this suburban vote fraud case – Mark Brown
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-no-fake-news-with-this-suburban-vote-fraud-case/
— Aldermen ask: Chicago has only 1,484 registered gun offenders? – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/aldermen-ask-chicago-has-only-1484-registered-gun-offenders/
— Durbin grills Gorsuch on I-88 ‘frozen trucker’ case from Ill. – AP
http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/durbin-grills-gorsuch-on-i-88-frozen-trucker-case-from-ill/

 

DAILY HERALD
— DuPage forest preserve may end pensions for elected officials – Robert Sanchez
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170321/news/170329725/
— Arlington Heights board delays minimum wage vote after supporters rally – Christopher Placek
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20170321/business/170329841/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Paul Ryan’s Chicago fundraiser delayed until March 24 after health bill vote – Greg Hinz
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170321/BLOGS02/170329970/paul-ryans-chicago-fundraiser-delayed-until-after-health-bill-vote#utm

 

NBC5
— Supreme Court Pick Gorsuch Calls Trump’s Attacks on Judges ‘Disheartening’ and ‘Demoralizing’  There were several charged exchanges Tuesday as Gorsuch mostly batted away Democrats’ efforts to get him to reveal his views – Erica Werner and Mark Sherman
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Supreme-Court-Nominee-Gorsuch-Facing-Daylong-Questioning-Senate-416690213.html

 

WQAD
— Illinois governor announces $1 billion cybersecurity plan
http://wqad.com/2017/03/21/illinois-governor-announces-1-billion-cybersecurity-plan/

 

PEORIA PUBLIC RADIO
— Rauner Says Using Contract Nurses Will Save $8M – AP
http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rauner-says-using-contract-nurses-will-save-8m#stream/0

 

NORTHWEST HERALD
— Illinois teachers’ pension spiking continues despite $130 billion deficit – CYNTHIA WOLF  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  If I sought a government office or a political office, would my critics/opponents have their operatives and dupes say that my promotion in 1986 was really a pension spike to better assure that I would take the early retirement that was “offered” 1993-1997?)
http://www.nwherald.com/2017/03/20/illinois-teachers-pension-spiking-continues-despite-130-billion-deficit/aqa46lv/

 

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Trump voters regret their choice – John J. Dunphy
http://thetelegraph.com/opinion/98693/dunphy-trump-voters-regret-their-choice

 

SUBURBAN LIFE
— State Rep. Olsen co-sponsors legislation eliminating pay raises for Illinois lawmakers
http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2017/03/13/state-rep-olsen-co-sponsors-legislation-eliminating-pay-raises-for-illinois-lawmakers/an4au0k/

 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— TREASONOUS: Why Chicago Police Won’t Follow Trump’s Immigration Edict – YANA KUNICHOFF
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/March-2017/Why-Chicago-Police-Wont-Follow-Trumps-Immigration-Edict/

 

COOK COUNTY RECORD
— IL ‘fair share fees’ lawsuit tossed; plaintiffs say ‘desired result,’ allowing appeal to SCOTUS – Jonathan Bilyk
http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511096595-il-fair-share-fees-lawsuit-tossed-plaintiffs-say-desired-result-allowing-appeal-to-scotus

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— $15 minimum wage could hit downstate Illinois’ businesses hard – Cole Lauterbach  (DIERSEN: One could argue that if the minimum wage should be $15/hour for jobs that do not require a high school diploma, the minimum wage for jobs that require a high school diploma should be $25/hour, $35/hour for jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, $45/hour for jobs that require a master’s degree, $55/hour for jobs that require a professional certification, and $65/hour for jobs that require a professional license.)
http://ilnews.org/news/economy/minimum-wage-could-hit-downstate-illinois-businesses-hard/article_f1a20bf2-0d77-11e7-a73a-bfb82666021b.html

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— TAXPAYERS DESERVE SAY IN THE TEACHERS’ UNION CONTRACTS THEY PAY FOR – Mailee Smith
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/taxpayers-deserve-say-in-the-teachers-union-contracts-they-pay-for/

 

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— STATE REP. TOM DEMMER ON THE COST OF OBAMA DAY TO THE STATE
http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2017/03/state-rep-tom-demmer-on-the-cost-of-obama-day-to-the-state.html

 

GOPUSA
— At the border: An encouraging decline
http://www.gopusa.com/at-the-border-an-encouraging-decline/
— Dozens face deportation after Detroit cockfighting, gambling ring bust – AP
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=22109

 

FOX NEWS
— Ivanka Trump’s Company Faces Lawsuit Over ‘Unfair’ Advantage  (DIERSEN: What unfair advantages do your critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout that you have/had?  For me, they include my being born a White male, my parents having enough money to send me a parochial grade school, my good health, my avoiding the draft, my being overpaid, my being married, my wife and I giving up trying to have children, our not adopting, and our not becoming foster parents, and my not giving money to a church.)
http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/20/ivanka-trump-company-faces-lawsuit-over-unfair-first-daughter-advantage

 

NEWSMAX
— Two in Five Americans Say They’ll Need $1 Million to Retire (DIERSEN: If you are not retired, are you prepared for retirement? Democrats are moral relativists who believe that their end justifies their means.  Democrats are disciples of Saul Alinsky.  In 1997, my Democrat GAO superiors used the following facts to justify their forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” when I was 49 years old: a) what my wife and I had saved for our retirement, b) my wife’s salary, c) we had no debts, d) our good health, e) we owned 915 Cove Court in Wheaton, f) we had no dependents, g) we owned a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1990 Ford Thunderbird LX, 1972 Chevy Corvette, 1968 Dodge Charger R/T, and 1962 Chevy Impala SS, and h) we could “afford” to suffer a $72,135/year loss of income in today’s dollars ($122,991 salary minus $50,856 pension).)
http://www.newsmax.com/Finance/Personal-Finance/retire-americans/2017/03/21/id/779847/

 

BREITBART
— GOP Senators Hope to Sneak Amnesty into Trump’s Popular Immigration Reforms – NEIL MUNRO
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/21/gop-senators-sketch-pairing-immigration-amnesty/
— NYT: Amnesty Is the ‘Only Long-Term Solution’ – JOHN BINDER
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/03/21/nyt-amnesty-long-term-solution/
— Third of France’s Young Muslims Hold Fundamentalist Religious Views – VIRGINIA HALE
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/21/study-third-muslim-france-fundamentalist/

 

AMEWRICAN THINKER
— Shrugging Off the Liberal ‘Resistance’ – Richard F. Miniter
http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/03/shrugging_off_the_liberal_resistance.html

 

TOWNHALL
— A Smear Implodes: Former Dem Aide Accuses Gorsuch of Sexism, Gets Refuted By Fellow Student – Guy Benson
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/03/21/predictable-woman-accuses-gorsuch-of-sexism-turns-out-to-be-former-dem-aide-n2301602

 

FEDERALIST
— The Alt-Right Is What Happens When Society Marginalizes Men – Owen Strachan
http://thefederalist.com/2017/03/21/alt-right-happens-society-marginalizes-men/

 

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Entitlements: The Most Dangerous Addiction – DENNIS PRAGER
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445940/entitlements-american-addiction
(FROM THE ARTICLE: All addictions – whether drug, alcohol, gambling, sexual, or cigarettes – are very hard to escape. There is one addiction, however, that might be more difficult than any other to escape – in part because it is not even regarded as an addiction. It is Entitlements Addiction, an addiction to getting something for nothing. One indication as to the power of Entitlements Addiction is that, while great numbers of people have voluntarily given up – almost always at great pain – drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc., few give up an addiction to entitlements. For the majority of able-bodied people who get cash payments, food stamps, subsidized housing, free or subsidized health insurance, and other welfare benefits, the thought of giving up any one of those and beginning to pay for them with their own earned money is as hard as giving up alcohol is to an alcoholic. Politicians know this, which is why it is close to impossible to ever reduce entitlements. And, of course, the Left knows this, which is why the Left almost always wins any debate over entitlements. Every American who is the beneficiary of an entitlement backs entitlements, and many who are not beneficiaries of entitlements would like to be. This, aside from ideology, is why the Left constantly seeks to increase entitlements: The more people receive government benefits, the more people vote left.)

 

WORLD NET DAILY
— GOP SENATOR GRILLS GORSUCH ON IMPEACHING TRUMP  Supreme Court nominee assures Senate of independence from influences – BOB UNRUH
http://www.wnd.com/2017/03/gorsuch-they-gave-me-a-gavel-not-a-rubber-stamp/

 

CNN
— TRAGIC: 1 in 4 workers have less than $1,000 saved for retirement – Katie Lobosco
http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/21/retirement/retirement-confidence-ebri/

 

FEDERAL NEWS RADIO
— Biggest retiree COLA in years may be in the works – Mike Causey
http://federalnewsradio.com/mike-causey-federal-report/2017/03/biggest-retiree-cola-in-years-may-be-in-the-works/

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Voters Blame Size of Deficit on Politicians’ Unwillingness to Cut  (DIERSEN: What about cutting fraud, waste, and abuse?  GAO focuses on cutting fraud, waste, and abuse.  I worked for GAO for almost 18 years, the last 11 years of which at the GS-13 Step 1-10 levels, currently $94,610-$122,991.)
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/march_2017/voters_blame_size_of_deficit_on_politicians_unwillingness_to_cut

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.

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