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mikekohr

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About Me

My grandmother, Sarah Taggert Kohr Raulston, widowed with 6 children in 1936, during the Republican gifted Great Depression, always told her grandchildren that she and her children would have starved to death had it not been for FDR and the Democratic Party. I have never forgot her gratitude or failed to heed the following: "It's a mortal sin to vote Republican." I maintain a blog for our local Democrat Party called "Mike's Corner." http://bureaucountydems.blogspot.com/ Please stop by. My wife Bonny and I maintain the educational website, "International Brotherhood Days," http://www.brotherhooddays.com which is dedicated to the vision and memory of my friend Severt Young Bear Sr. Stop by for a visit.

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Proudly and Enthusiastically Supporting Gov. Quinn

Governor Quinn has done what voters say they want in a leader. He has made tough , principled, unpopular decisions to fix the cluster f he inherited from that asshat Blagojevich and 24 years of Republican governors before that.

We paid the pension funds the proper amount once in the last 50 years. You don't undo that kind of FUBAR overnight and without pain.

When Governor Quinn took office our back due bills were 18-24 months old. We are now down to a 30-60 day schedule.

It's about damn time we Democrats quit dumping on our office holders that are making the tough decisions we all say we want them to.

Just look at who the Republicans have driving their clown car here in Illinois. Mitt Rauner wants you to trust him with the keys to the Governor’s mansion, but he doesn’t trust you with his tax returns. What’s he hiding? His budget has a 4 billion dollar shortfall in it that he promised to explain 15 months ago. He still has not. If what he is peddling sounds like a con job, it’s because that is exactly what it is!

If you want a preview of what Illinois would face under Rauner just look at what Governor Sam Brownback did to Kansas. Brownback’s Voo-Doo economics has pushed Kansas so far into the red that they are auctioning off a warehouse of sex toys to pay off their debt. What’s wrong with Kansas! I’ll tell you what’s wrong with Kansas! They elected a Republican Governor! And God help us if we elect one here in Illinois!

I am. Proudly and enthusiastically.

Governor Quinn has done what voters say they want in a leader. He has made tough , principled, unpopular decisions to fix the cluster f he inherited from that clown Blagojevich and 24 years of Republican governors before that
We paid the pension funds the proper amount once in the last 50 years. You don't undo that kind of FUBAR overnight and without pain.
When Governor Quinn took office our back due bills were 18-24 months old. We are now down to a 30-60 day schedule.
It's about damn time we Democrats quit dumping on our office holders that are making the tough decisions we all say we want them to.

Mitt Romney Needs To Apologize To Every American

Reagan may have set the stage, but greedy, vulture capitalists like Mitt Romney swung the clubs that beat the heads of Middle Class Americans bloody. Below is a snip from my 2012 John Mitchel Bureau County Illinois Democratic Dinner speech:

-snip- Jim Sinegal, co-founder of Costco says, “… we need companies that plant and grow, not executives that reap and run.” While men like John Mitchel and my grandfather’s built this nation one shovel full at a time, Romney has made his millions tearing companies apart and outsourcing our jobs to China.

Romney loves America. He does! He loves America, the way a tick loves a dog! Middle Class America can’t stand any more love’n like that!

Mitt Romney, the son of power and privilege, was born on third base, thinking he hit a home run. His vision of America is a sugar coated, Ayn Rand, survival of the fittest philosophy of “I got mine, the hell with you 47% ‘ers.”

Romney is fond of singing and reciting verses of the 1893 poem “Pikes Peak,” written by Kathy Lee Bates, that is today known as “America the Beautiful.” There are two lines from that poem however that he never recites, he never sings.

Till selfish gains no longer stain,
The banner of the free!


I can’t help but believe that Mrs. Bates took inspiration for those lines from the example of Jesus throwing the money changers out of the Temple. Romney avoids those two lines because they are a damning indictment of his life and his vision of America. Mitt Romney is a modern day money changer looting the temple of Democracy.
-end of snip-

Romney is not the answer. He and blood suckers like Bruce Rauner, and the Koch bros. are the problem.
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