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NOW HIRING...PART TIME JOB STARTING AT $68,000.....with a potential earnings of over $100,000

NOW HIRING…PART TIME JOB STARTING AT $68,000…..with a potential earnings of over $100,000

Great pay, great benefits, an outstanding pension, and that’s not all. You’ll also get a furnished and rent-free office, and you get to choose and hire anyone you want to work for you. And it won’t cost you a dime. Wait there’s more. You’ll also receive an $80 per diem allowance for when your actually working, plus mileage reimbursement to and from the job. And now the best news yet. You don’t have to have any real skills, you don’t need to worry about actually accomplishing anything, and 65% of our employees will stay on the job regardless of whether or not they accomplish anything. Sound too good to be true? Well, it’s not. It’s a job as an Illinois State Senator or State Representative. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Mad as Hell? You should be. If interested in this well paying, do nothing job call or send your resume to Speaker Mike Madigan, Minority Leader Jim Durkin, President John Cullerton or Minority Leader Bill Brady.

Disclaimer: this job does not entail rocking the boat, but you need to be skilled at doing what you’re told, acting like you care, and staying awake during votes. Also you must be able to push a yes (green) or no (red) vote button when called upon, but only after being instructed what to do. We are an unequal opportunity employer.

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HOW'S YOUR PENSION STACK UP AGAINST THE POLITICIANS

HOW’S YOUR PENSION STACK UP AGAINST THE POLITICIANS? Let’s compare…

Have you ever worried whether or not your pension would be there when you retire? Ever worried that after a life of working hard at your full-time job, that it won’t be enough to live on? Our politicians in Springfield don’t. And they get theirs for part-time work. It’s no wonder they never want to leave. Compare your retirement benefits to theirs;

1. Does your pension pay you 80% of your salary after only 20 years of service? Theirs does.
2. Does yours give you a 3% increase for every year you worked over 20 years? Theirs does.
Example: if they “serve” 25 years they get  100%, 30 years 115%, 15% more then they were making
3. Does yours give you a 3% cost of living add on every year? Theirs does.
4. Does yours provide health care at a very minimal cost? Theirs does.
5. Do you get to retire at 55 with full pension benefits? They do
6. Did you design the benefits of pension yourself? To benefit yourself? With no thought to the cost to others, in this case taxpayers? They did.

To be continued…. the pension abusers

Does this make you mad as hell? It should.

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition - Handpicking Opponents

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – Handpicking Opponents

5. Handpick their Opponent. If all of the above fail in the politicians attempt to kill any and all competition there’s one more trick they often try. If after running thru the anti-competition gauntlet above and an opponent succeeds in getting -and staying- on the ballot, the politician and his cronies will handpick another “opponent”. One that helps the entrenched politician. Preferably one with the same last name in order to confuse the voter with the hope that the true opponent candidate (John Smith) will lose hundreds if not thousands of votes to the politicians hand picked candidate (also named John Smith). Split the opposition vote and entrenched politician wins. Unfair, and undemocratic, but a tactic that’s used all to often.

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition - Political Muscle and Intimidation

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – Political Muscle and Intimidation

4. Political Muscle/Intimidation. This is the oldest game in politics when it comes to killing the threat of competition for a sitting politician. They’ll lay it out to a challenger. Don’t think about running because we’ll spend whatever we need to beat you. We’ll attack you relentlessly, and mercilessly using tv, radio and direct mail. You won’t be able to raise money, the support you think you have will disappear, and your hope of having a political career will be crushed. You may think these are outdated tactics but they’re not.

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #5… Handpicking Opponents

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition - The Petition Challenge

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – The Petition Challenge

3. Petition Challenge. Politicians also will use the petition challenge process to knock a potential opponent off the ballot so they will have no competition. The political apparatus that supports them – and wants to keep them in power – will send a team of “volunteers”, with lawyers, to review the wording of the petitions, every signature, every petition passer, every notary on every petition a challenger has filed in order to get on the ballot. They will make numerous petition challenges which forces a potential opponent to spend time and money just to survive and stay on the ballot. The sole reason? They hope to have them thrown off the ballot thereby killing off competition.

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #4… Political Muscle and Intimidation

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition - The Money Game

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – The Money Game

2. Money is another big competition killer. Campaigns are expensive and the politician in office has all the advantages when it comes to collecting large sums of money needed to fuel his campaign. Special interests, political PACS, friendly lobbyists, and the party leaders are all there to help. They will provide whatever resources are needed to deter competition. The politician will have money to spend on TV and radio advertising, direct mail, polling, consultants, staff, a campaign office, and have plenty of “volunteers”. The cost of running a campaign against an entrenched politician can run anywhere from $250,000 to $1,000,000. Fair? Of course not, and the politicians like it that way.

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #3… The Petition Challenge.

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition - Redistricting

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 2 – Redistricting

Are politicians afraid of competition? Terrified, and they use every rigged advantage they can so competition never exists. Over the next five days, you’ll find out the 5 ways politicians eliminate competition and rig the election so they remain in power. Here’s Politician Competition Killing Trick #1:

1. Redistricting is #1. Today, in this computer age politicians are literally picking their voters. They can sit down at a computer and draw the most favorable (winnable) district tailor-made just for them. This is an unholy unfair advantage that scares off competition. How can someone win when the politician gets to pick the voters he wants? It’s like a football draft, but where one team (the politician) gets to pick all the best players. Who’s going to win? Who wants to run when their chance of competing is slim to none?

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

Tomorrow… Politician Competition Killing Trick #2… The Money Game.

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Why Are Politicians Afraid of Competition

WHY ARE POLITICIANS AFRAID OF COMPETITION? Part 1

I’ve always thought that competition was a good thing. A healthy thing. That competition makes people better. It makes them work harder, bring their A game so to speak. It makes companies better. Helps them make better products. Helps them be more responsive and service their customers better. I’ve always believed that competition helped make America the economic giant it is today. Then why is it there’s not a politician alive who wants competition? A politician that truly enjoys competing for the hearts, minds and most importantly the votes of their fellow citizens. They don’t exist. Now don’t get me wrong some of them have to compete to win; Presidents, Governors, US Senators for sure, and a select few others, but trust me, even they would rather not. Why? Because competition scares the hell out of them. It scares them that they might lose. It scares them that they might lose the pay, the perks, the staff, the “stature”. They’re afraid that their very identity will be diminished. It’s why they do anything and everything to block competition. How do they do it? What advantages (tricks) do they have and use to stop competition from ever happening, thus ensuring their continued, extended, unearned stay in power? Stay tuned for details.

So there you have it. Lessons straight from the politician’s competition killing playbook. Convinced we need to change the rules of the game? We absolutely do.

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