May 21 Morning Edition

— Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax plan a step closer to 2020 ballot after House panel vote – Jamie Munks and Dan Petrella
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters promote hatred of Trump.

— Pritzker’s graduated income tax clears key House panel The House Revenue Committee has approved the current version of the bill and sent it to the House floor—but a companion bill to set higher tax rates on upper-income taxpayers is on hold. – GREG HINZ

— City Club of Chicago: RTA Chairman Kirk Dillard

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— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote abortion.

— Committee sends tax amendment to Illinois House floor – Doug Finke
— Langfelder seeks emergency passage of casino resolution – Bernard Schoenburg (DIERSEN: Gambling is a vice.)

— A worthy experiment The Governor should sign the township bill and see how it plays out in McHenry County. (DIERSEN: To get me to oppose township government, those who oppose township government could stress the many adverse actions that Milton Township officials, employees, and supporters have taken against me and continue to take against me.)

— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana Moms: Meet The Four Women Who Crafted Illinois’ Cannabis Proposal – JACLYN DRISCOLL

— Rep. Grant says ‘there’s no reason’ for more taxes – Glenn Minnis

— Rep. Bailey says state government, not taxpayers, should be held accountable for Illinois’ spending – Glenn Minnis

— IFI Fall Banquet with Franklin Graham November 1

— Kirsten Gillibrand and the left don’t believe Americans deserve their country – Tucker Carlson (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those in Wheaton, in Milton Township, and in DuPage County who since 1978 have hinted/implied/argued/shouted that I do not deserve to live in Wheaton, in Milton Township, or in DuPage County. They stress that unlike them, I was not born here, I never attended schools here, I never was a member of a church here, I never attended church services here, I never gave any money to a church here, I never worked here, I was not married here, I never sent any children to schools here, etc.)

— Three ways the soulless left is winning – Cheryl K. Chumley

— Cruz demands Yale documents concerning discrimination against students holding ‘traditional Christian views’ – Jerry Dunleavy

— ALIEN SMUGGLERS EXPLOIT INFANTS While the Left declares there is no crisis on the border. – Michael Cutler

— Democrats, Muslims, and Anti-Semitism – Derrick Wilburn (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats focus on uniting Jews and Muslims against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— President Trump Can Win on Race – Karin McQuillan
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The good news for President Trump is that most Americans agree with Republicans about race: that we are all created equal and deserve equal treatment and opportunity. The problem is that far too many Americans believe the lie that Republicans, instead of adhering to these basic truths, are racist. President Trump has the courage to express our views on race. We can win on this issue. Democrats don’t want all citizens to be treated equally. Democrats want people treated differently and according to their skin color. They want group justice. They call it social justice because it sounds better. In their idea of a just America, whites, Asians, and Jews must give up opportunities as a group, and blacks and other people of color must be privileged with extra opportunities and reparations. By their definition, Democrats claim half the country is racist. Understand this: the Democratic Party’s idea of racism is defined by group identity, not by an individual’s behavior or beliefs. You’re not biased? Doesn’t matter. Utterly reject discrimination? Doesn’t matter. White? You’re racist. Democrats believe being colorblind is itself racist. Republicans, who believe laws should be colorblind, are by definition racist.)
— Elderly, Disabled Federal Employee Harassed for Being Trump Supporter – Liz Sheld

— Academic Study Shows Donald Trump Has Made America Less Racist – JOHN NOLTE

— ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ bill heads to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk The bill would prevent the government from refusing to do business with companies based on their support for religious organizations – Mike Ciandella

— Democrats call Facebook, Google, Twitter to testify on election security
— America is starting to run out of Americans

— Media Hiding the Facts on Ongoing Immigration Crisis – Bill D’Agostino (DIERSEN: As everyone in the world knows, ever-increasingly, citizens of foreign countries ever-increasingly illegally come to American illegally and illegally stay in America illegally BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT DEMOCRATS AND RINOS WANT THEM TO DO.)

— Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates Democratic Caucus: ‘60 Percent Queer, Women, People of Color, Immigrant’ – Patrick Goodenough

— RAPID DNA TESTING SHOWS 1/3 OF MIGRANTS FAKED FAMILY LINK TO KIDS ICE pilot program in Texas reveals massive asylum scam

— Republican group launches PAC to increase GOP diversity Catalyst PAC will promote non-white, LGBTQ, or religious or ethnic minority candidates – Stephanie Akin (DIERSEN: Those who want Republicans to lose want Republicans to dump individuals, dump organizations, dump companies, dump governments, and dump countries that 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.)

— ICE Has A Record-Breaking 52,000 Immigrants In Detention, Report Says This figure surpasses the number of detention beds that Congress agreed to fund earlier this year. – Dominique Mosbergen (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, Democrats and RINOs encourage citizens of foreign countries to come to America illegally and to stay in America illegally.)

— What Trump’s financial disclosures do, and don’t, tell us – Zachary B. Wolf (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, you should expect that your Democrat superiors will use your financial situation against you. I should write a book about how my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors used my financial situation against me.)

— In a Test of Their Power, #MeToo’s Legal Forces Take On the Golden Arches In newly filed complaints, McDonald’s employees described repeated sexual harassment and then punishment for speaking out. – Melena Ryzik
— The New German Anti-Semitism For the nation’s estimated 200,000 Jews, new forms of old hatreds are stoking fear. – James Angelos (DIERSEN: My outstanding grandfather on my father’s side fought the Germans in WWI. My outstanding uncles on my mother’s side fought the Germans in WWII. My outstanding father would have fought the Germans in WWII if he had not been 4-F.)
— Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence – Heather Murphy (DIERSEN: Are/were you high-class? To paint me as being low-class, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes stress that neither of my parents attended college, that my father was the first of his ancestors to earn a high school diploma, that my mother never attended high school, that I was baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran, that I am 100% German American, that none of my college degrees are from Ivy League universities, and that 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.)
— Why Do We Let Political Parties Act Like Monopolies? When I ran against an incumbent senator, I learned the hard way how well insiders stack primaries against challengers. – David Dodson (DIERSEN: How much power do the following have a) to get someone to run for an office and b) to stop someone from running for an office: those who dominate a) your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and b) the Illinois Republican Party?)

— Here is my list of demands to work as a Trump administration policy czar I’m not as cheap as Kris Kobach. – Daniel W. Drezner

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats a) glorify and praise minorities and citizens of foreign countries and b) demonize, denigrate, and condemn Whites and citizens of America.

— Judge Rejects Trump Request to Block Subpoena for Accounting Records House Democrats have requested records from Mazars, the president’s longtime accounting firm – Brent Kendall and Rebecca Ballhaus (DIERSEN: If you are a federal employee who is Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran, you should expect that your Democrat superiors will use your financial situation against you. I should write a book about how my Democrat Post Office, IRS, and GAO superiors used my financial situation against me.)
— For China, Getting Rich Is Glorious—Getting Old Isn’t – Nathaniel Taplin
— Not Every Officer Wants to Be a General Allowing service members to pursue different career paths would ease the strain on military families. – Kate Bachelder Odell (DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government use up-or-out to get rid of federal employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who they did not promote to 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.)
(FROM THE ARTICLE: The services know these dynamics are contributing to retention problems, and the branches have been slowly starting to experiment with different career tracks for, say, pilots, where talent shortages are pronounced. Congress last year offered the branches flexibility to reform an “up or out” system that requires officers to promote through the ranks or leave the service, among other good reforms pioneered by Mr. Kane.)
— Buttigieg Leans In on His Military Service Democrat who has quickly risen to top tier of 2020 field is putting more emphasis on Navy Reserve stint – Joshua Jamerson and Ben Kesling (DIERSEN: Since 1966 when I was 18 years old, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes have viciously used against me my seeking and obtaining student draft deferments 1966-1970 and a financial hardship draft deferment 1970-1971. They stress that while my peers were dying in Vietnam, I drove a new 1966 Pontiac Tempest Sprint 1966-1967, a new 1968 Oldsmobile 442 1967-1968, a new 1969 Dodge Charger SE 1968-1971, and a new 1972 Corvette since 1971. They stress that while my peers were dying in Vietnam, I bought a new town home in University Park in 1972 and a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974. They stress that while my peers were dying in Vietnam, I earned a bachelor’s degree in 1970 and then took graduate business courses. They stress that while my peers were dying in Vietnam, a) I earned almost 3 years of both Social Security (SS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) credits while I worked for the Post Office 1966-1969, b) I earned SS credits while I worked for Firestone Stores 1970-1972, and c) I started earning more CSRS credits working for IRS in 1971.)
— IRS Audit Rate Drops Again as It Examines Fewer High-Income Households Tax agency, shrinking after years of budget cuts, seeks funding boost from Congress – Richard Rubin

— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG BLACK AND WHITE PICTURE: 63 years after landmark Brown v. Board case, segregated classrooms persist – Adam Northam

— 1 in 3 Rural Americans Struggle to Afford Health Care Medical expenses are more difficult to pay for than food and housing, a new poll finds. – Gaby Galvin (DIERSEN: Knowing that federal retirees and their spouses can stay in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program ( helped me endure tremendous efforts by my Democrat superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates in the federal government to get rid of me.)

— It’s Time to Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses If Democrats want to address simmering middle-class anger, they need to deliver justice. – Rahm Emanuel (DIERSEN: I should write a book about the elites in Wheaton, in Milton Township, in DuPage County, and in Illinois who blame me and my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails for all of their problems, for all of your problems, for all of my problems, and for all of everyone’s problems.)

— Equal Representation – Are Targets Being Met? – Kate Spurdens (DIERSEN: What are your demographics? Do those who represent you in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and in America share your demographics?)

— The Repercussions Of Having An Unpopular Client – TONI MESSINA (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, under the Democrats and under the RINOs, the more of the following that you are, the more unpopular that you are: Trump supporter, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owner, German American, draft avoider, and/or if your ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

— Digital Publishing: Being Transparent Will Help Newspapers Gain the Trust of Readers – Rob Tornoe

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.