May 10 Evening Edition

— Someone polling for an Ives challenge against Casten; Will she run? – Lynn Sweet
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Someone is paying for a poll to test how former state Sen. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, would do against freshman Rep. Sean Casten, D-Ill., who represents the swing suburban sixth congressional district. Ives, a conservative, almost defeated former Gov. Bruce Rauner and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti in the March, 2018 GOP primary, with Rauner struggling to attract Republicans while also keeping a distance from President Donald Trump. In April, Sanguinetti announced a March, 2020 GOP primary bid in the sixth. If Ives jumped in the contest, Sanguinetti would have to decide if she will be pulled to the right and if she would run from, or with, Trump whose name will be at the top of the ballot. Polls show Trump very unpopular in Illinois. Ives, a West Point graduate, told the Chicago Sun-Times she is not closing any doors. Ives was asked, “Are you interested or thinking about running for Congress in the 6th district?” and she replied, “We’ve you know, this for me it’s always been a team decision. I don’t do anything without my team supporting it and we’ve not made a decision on any race at all.” Asked about the origins of the survey, she said, “You know, I don’t control that,” adding that she was one of the people getting a call from the polling firm. Casten, allied with House centrist Democrats, pulled an upset in 2018 when he beat now former Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill. The 6th Congressional District hugs the Chicago suburbs and includes parts of Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry and Lake counties.)
— Lowering property taxes will require lots more money from the state – Rich Miller
— Should Democrats avoid a female candidate if they want to win? – Mona Charen

— DuPage Visitors and Convention Bureau hires lobbyist as opposition to hotel tax increases – Chuck Fieldman

— Joe Biden backs health care for illegal immigrants, says ‘we have an obligation’ to provide it – Lukas Mikelionis (DIERSEN: Who is the “we” that Biden refers to? Because Democrats illegally encourage illegals to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally, the “we” should only be Democrats.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Where all the tax money from recreational marijuana will go – JOHN PLETZ
— An opportunity for growth tops the list of what new college grads want in a job. – BRIANNA KELLY (DIERSEN: Prospective federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran should be advised a) that the federal government will use Affirmative Action, Diversity, Inclusion, up-or-out, budget cuts, etc. to get rid of them if they do not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40; b) that extremely few federal employees make the aforesaid deadlines; and c) that if they do not make the aforesaid promotion deadlines, they will be demonized, denigrated, and condemned as being disgusting lazy stupid White supremacists, Nazis, KKK members, haters, racists, sexists, bigots, and even worse things who should be gotten rid of once and for all.)

— Driving a spike in teacher pensions – State Rep. Allen Skillicorn

— Republicans call for budget talks with legislative leaders despite working groups – Greg Bishop
— New Democrat lawmaker replaces anti-progressive tax incumbent – Cole Lauterbach


— Is it time to start thinking about merging some of Illinois’ counties?
— Video gaming operators float alternative to Pritzker’s tax hike

— Beto O’Rourke suggests using tax system to transfer wealth from rich whites to blacks – Emily Larsen (DIERSEN: O’Rourke would certainly approve of my Democrat GAO superiors who in 1997 when I was 49 years old a) forced me to take their early retirement “offer” and b) gave my job and my preferred corner office to my Black subordinate.)
— Border apprehensions to surpass last 13 year totals in 122 days, DHS heightens funding plea – Paul Bedard

— HUD proposes rule to oust illegal immigrants from public housing – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: Because Democrats illegally encourage illegals to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally, Democrats should offer to take illegals into their homes, to feed them, to clothe them, to provide them healthcare, to educate them, to provide them with transportation, etc.)

— Birds of a feather: Why are so many Democrats so reprehensible in exactly the same way? – Patricia McCarthy
— Diversity of thought should trump diversity of skin color – Ron A.Y. Rich

— Report: Colorado High School Shooting Suspect Railed Against Christians and Trump, Shared Leftist Content – Guy Benson

— Michelle Malkin Censored on Facebook for Opposing Censorship – ALLUM BOKHARI (DIERSEN: Who censors you? I should write a book about those who have constructively or literally censored me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails since 2000.)
— White House Immigration Plan Likely to Include Mandatory Nationwide E-Verify – John Binder
— Democrats Invited Anti-Israel Imam Omar Suleiman to Give House Invocation – JOEL B. POLLAK

— HUD SAYS TRUMP PLAN TO EVICT ILLEGALS COULD LEAVE 55,000 CHILDREN HOMELESS – Jason Hopkins (DIERSEN: Because Democrats illegally encourage illegals to illegally come to America illegally and to illegally stay in America illegally, Democrats should offer to take illegals into their homes, to feed them, to clothe them, to provide them healthcare, to educate them, to provide them with transportation, etc.)

— Social Media Account of Suspected Colorado School Shooter Reveals He Hated Christians – Amanda Casanova

— Texas LGBTQ Caucus Kills ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ Bill – JACK CROWE

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-Hater says “Trump’s Fake Fight Against Real News.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “College Republican Group Turning Point Has A White Supremacy Problem.”

— London’s mayor says Trump ‘not in same class’ as Obama and Bush, not worthy of state visit to Britain – Adam Taylor
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters say “Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program.”

— States That Struggled to Forecast SALT Changes See an April Tax Boon – Elizabeth Campbell and Elise Young

— GOP lawmakers, IRS watchdogs disagree on tax gap fix – Jory Heckman

– How Congress can better protect whistleblowers from retaliation – Jessie Bur (DIERSEN: While I was a federal employee for almost 30 years, I blew the whistle on political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. I should write a book about how Civil Service protections failed to protect me.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Federal whistleblowers often go to members of Congress to report waste, fraud and abuse at their agencies. But that means congressional staff need to be on top of their game to make sure that they don’t expose those whistleblowers to negative repercussions, according to a May 7 Government Accountability Office report. “Federal whistleblowers — employees who report violations of law, agency mismanagement or ethical violations — help to safeguard the federal government against waste, fraud and abuse,” the report said. Whistleblowers can report to various entities, including the Congress. While these reports are a key source of information for federal oversight, whistleblowers can risk reprisal. Therefore, it is important to appropriately handle whistleblowers’ information and identity.”)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The Democrat Party platform and the Libertarian Party platform cause homelessness and early death.

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.