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I left Illinois for law school and I won't be back
Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 Nov 2018 | Colin Finnegan

Posted on 11/08/2018 6:57:37 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT

Springfield is toxic. Good ideas are shut down by party politics. Members of the General Assembly are all too eager to make a “campaign” speech on the Capitol floor, but all too hesitant to introduce or support meaningful legislation. Why would I raise a family in Illinois? Why should my hard-earned money be taxed to feed the bloated belly of Springfield and the dysfunction that is Illinois state politics? No one likes paying taxes, but I am OK with it if enough of those taxes go to help needy schools, poor neighborhoods or Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure.

After Tuesday, I knew my temporary hiatus would be a permanent one. This election was about so much more than Rauner vs. Pritzker or Democrats vs. Republicans; it was a road map for the future of Illinois.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News
KEYWORDS: illinois
Get out while you still can.

Our children and grandchildren are here, we cannot go far away.

1 posted on 11/08/2018 6:57:37 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Law school? Out of the frying pan...


2 posted on 11/08/2018 7:00:18 PM PST by Salvey
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To: DUMBGRUNT

He’s a soy boy, but has glimpsed a clue.


3 posted on 11/08/2018 7:06:50 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

We left NW Suburbs in 1967, having lived there since 1957, and saw this mess coming in the mid-60s. Moved to NJ, and after seeing it even worse there, Parents retired and moved back to our home state, Pa, Parents in 1985 and me in 1990, from my NYC job. Started a large 20ac nursery/garden center and enjoyed it immensely. I retired and sold the property in 2012. Illinois was a very nice place in the 50s & early-60s.


4 posted on 11/08/2018 7:07:25 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

We saw it coming 20 years ago and got out. Unfortunately, all of our family is still there. It’s Chicago that’s toxic.


5 posted on 11/08/2018 7:10:05 PM PST by ncdrumr (Oooh, SarahCUda!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Sure you can, all of you sell out and look for a new area to move to. Your only kept hostage in your own mind.


6 posted on 11/08/2018 7:11:37 PM PST by Captain Peter Blood
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Rauner vs. Pritzker
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A trud vs poop.

7 posted on 11/08/2018 7:20:36 PM PST by sailor76 (Trump is our last hope!)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

Far easier said than done.

Our children are doing well in good jobs they like.
We will not be far from them and the grandchildren.


8 posted on 11/08/2018 7:35:14 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (So what!)
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Law school? Out of the frying pan...

Exactly. What kind of idiot goes to law school these days?

9 posted on 11/08/2018 7:38:39 PM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Captain Peter Blood

I have friends up there and its stockholm syndrome for sure.


10 posted on 11/08/2018 10:16:18 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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"I am OK with [paying taxes] if enough of those taxes go to help needy schools, poor neighborhoods or Illinois’ crumbling infrastructure."

This is good news. The guy is obviously a committed liberal, thinking that YOUR money (as well as his) should be confiscated by the government to pay for waste and abuse. Nevertheless, he has reached the point that what Illinois is doing exceeds even his threshold. This is what happens when the youth who have been brainwashed by educators, start getting paychecks and see how much is taken by the government. There's still hope.

11 posted on 11/09/2018 5:18:19 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (The stone age didn't end because we ran out of stones.)
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