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Illinois Dems back off $100 million push for Obama library following outrage
Fox News ^ | 4/26/2014

Posted on 04/26/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by Beave Meister

Illinois Democrats are backing off an effort to give $100 million in a push to land President Obama’s presidential library and museum -- following accusations of voting “shenanigans” and nasty Chicago-style politics, not to mention the state’s dire financial situation.

A Democrat-led House committee approved the money last week at an out-of-town hearing in Chicago with no Republicans in attendance. They instead relied on a procedural move that allowed them to use votes from a previous meeting.

“What they did last week was under-handed and sneaky and offers further proof that they no longer can be trusted with taxpayer money,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.

State GOP Rep. Dwight Kay said his previous vote shouldn’t count because he was only a temporary member of the committee, beyond Democrats breaking their own House rules.

“This is typical Chicago politics at work,” he said. “The Chicago Democrats knew I wouldn’t support spending $100 million that we don’t have on a presidential library, so they decided to violate their own rules and cast my vote anyway.”

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TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: corruption; crooks; democrats; fraud; illinois; liberals; obama; obamalibrary; thechicagoway
The Average Joe's bathroom would have more interesting reading material in it.
1 posted on 04/26/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Not only that, it would smell better too.


2 posted on 04/26/2014 10:18:54 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Beave Meister

Many records contained in his library would be lies while the remaing few would be written with disappearing ink.

I mean come on who wants to visit a library at the lowest level of a slimy sewer anyway.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 10:20:44 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Beave Meister
either give em the money Or I shoot!!


4 posted on 04/26/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Beave Meister
Pretty sure he will put the #44 library near his crib in Hawaii...

Just so all the average middle class folks he "fought for"...

....Can easily drop by any old time and read all the comix...

5 posted on 04/26/2014 10:23:43 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Beave Meister

Oh noez !!!!


6 posted on 04/26/2014 10:25:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Beave Meister

Will the library include all the textbooks that Obama never once cracked open?


7 posted on 04/26/2014 10:26:44 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Beave Meister; Pontiac

This FR post ties in with your posting.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3148938/posts

In Illinois, Tax Increases Become an Article of Faith
WSJ On-line ^ | April 25, 2014 | Heather Wilhelm

Posted by Pontiac

Donning orange T-shirts reading “Faith in Action,” a coalition of religious groups flooded the state capitol in Springfield, singing hymns, shouting “Hallelujah,” and praying for higher taxes on the rich. Their goal: replacing the state’s long-standing flat income tax with a new, progressive “Fair Tax.”

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When asked whether additional tax revenue would really be used to help the poor, supporters like Rev. Hawking and Rev. Coulter tend to change the subject. When asked whether a progressive tax might backfire by driving wealth and jobs out of Illinois, both doubted anyone would leave. Besides, Rev. Hawking told me, “minimum wage earners,” not the wealthy, “are the real job creators.” The numbers, which show Illinois ranking second in the nation in outbound moves and losing more than $30 billion in adjusted gross income between 1992 and 2010, suggest otherwise.

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“These are people who put their faith in government to do what communities and churches should be doing,” Mr. Greenberg said. “There’s just this strange faith in government in general—which, as the corrupt and incompetent government in Illinois clearly demonstrates, is a seriously flawed faith.” Brian Burch, the president of Catholic Vote, an Illinois advocacy group, put it another way: “They’re substituting the state for God.”


8 posted on 04/26/2014 10:28:28 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obama cannot divert resources from his war on Americans!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

LMAO!


9 posted on 04/26/2014 10:31:33 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Beave Meister

Lie-Barry.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 10:33:38 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Beave Meister

using votes from prior weeks’ voting sessions.

look for this sleaze tactic to be tried in voting for candidates.

she’s registered democrat but couldn’t get to the polls, she would’ve voted for the democrat, that’s one more for our side....


11 posted on 04/26/2014 10:37:23 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Beave Meister
“What they did last week was under-handed and sneaky and offers further proof that they no longer can be trusted with taxpayer money,” said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.

I hope he was suppressing a belly laugh when he said that. Because that is downright funny. I don’t care who you are.

I think it has been at least 150 years since an Illinois Democrat could be trusted with tax payer’s money.

12 posted on 04/26/2014 10:51:45 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Beave Meister

Obama has 10 times $100 million stashed away ,if he leaves the White House watch how fast he becomes Super Rich


13 posted on 04/26/2014 10:52:39 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: COBOL2Java
Will the library include all the textbooks that Obama never once cracked open?

Those Constitutional Law books sure would look good in the display case still in their shrink wrap.

14 posted on 04/26/2014 10:55:04 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Beave Meister

Interesting way to govern. Could we maybe impeach El-Presidente, hold 3 votes in each house, throw out the no votes and total the yes votes to gain a conviction?

Ok, yes I know this was just IL, but I can dream can’t I? I still can, can’t I? Big Brother hasn’t made that illegal yet has he?

On the price tag though, how much does it cost to put up a stone wall? That is all you need to sum up his time in office.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 10:58:27 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: logic101.net

100 million dollar library. Mr. Steyer is offering 100 million for environmental policies by the administration. Obama kills keystone.

I bet that 100 million for the library turns up.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 11:12:52 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: Beave Meister
Wherever the library is, the birth certificate should be posted right where you walk in.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 11:13:59 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Beave Meister

Just need a porta-potty with a clipboard hanging there that he carried around in Chicago.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 11:23:35 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Beave Meister
Illinois Democrats are backing off an effort to give $100 million .... and nasty Chicago-style politics, not to mention the state’s dire financial situation.

Heck, they should look to spend that $100 million on more cops to stop the shootings in Chicago.

19 posted on 04/26/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind

Well, I was kinda thunkin he could put it in his home country of Kenya. You know, so all his local poor native fellow citizens could enjoy his life stories of lies, cheating and obfuscation.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 11:41:57 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: SkyDancer

His golf score cards would need a pretty big room...


21 posted on 04/26/2014 12:00:10 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Grampa Dave

If we increase taxes on poor people, perhaps that will drive them out of the state. I see that as a win win situation.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 12:03:07 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Beave Meister

They ought to try to build Obama’s Library of Lies in Maryland. A solidly Democrat state, Maryland didn’t mind wasting $125 million dollars on failing to implement ObamaCare. I’m sure the state legislature won’t mind spending another $100 million plus to build a monument of lies for Obama in deepest, darkest Baltimore.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 12:54:18 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: COBOL2Java

It may have a Bathhouse for tourists and Barry.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 6:13:19 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Wings-n-Wind

The whole thing is a gimmick meant to gin up Democratic voter turnout in November. The House Dems do not care if it passes or fails so long as it helps them score points with minority voters. The Illinois Democrats fear that they could lose several races this fall and they are trying all kinds of stunts to rev up their leftwing base. Another gimmick is a proposal to amend the Illinois Constitution to safeguard voting rights to avoid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. When was the last time a polling place judge or a voting registrar asked for a person’s sex preference?


25 posted on 04/28/2014 9:54:56 PM PDT by PBRCat
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To: Beave Meister; flaglady47; Chigirl 26; prairiebreeze; Bushbacker1; seekthetruth; hoosiermama; ...
Four of Illinois' past seven governors have ended up in a federal Graybar Hotel....Rod Blagojevich (corruption), George Ryan (racketeering), Dan Walker (bank fraud) and Otto Kerner (bribery).

The upside is that at Illinois has always had good state's attorneys....and at least they indict, prosecute and imprison crooked governors. One reason is that there is quite a number of genuine watchdog and good-government groups around the state.....particularly in and around Chicago and Cook County.

All this is indicative of where and how community organizer Barack Obama learned his political trade, i.e., the ins-and-outs of hard-ball Democrat machine politics....except that his presidential corruption is smoother, more refined, more sophisticated, more hidden and more covered-up than that of the inept gubernatorial foursome that ended up in the slammer.

Leni

26 posted on 05/03/2014 4:37:00 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal
Correction....2nd paragraph above should read "The upside is that at least Illinois has always had.....

Leni

27 posted on 05/03/2014 4:39:18 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Beave Meister
A Democrat-led House committee approved the money last week at an out-of-town hearing in Chicago with no Republicans in attendance. They instead relied on a procedural move that allowed them to use votes from a previous meeting.

Wow..no wonder Illinois politics are so screwed up...Vote from any location and use votes from another meeting...

Every single one of these dirt bags should be removed...

28 posted on 05/03/2014 5:28:45 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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