View Full Version : Big Money and Illinois politics

Norman Bernstein
11-29-2015, 09:43 AM
Interesting article about how wealth translates into power... how a very small number of fabulously wealthy men have bought themselves the governorship of Illinois... and what they're doing with it.

One man-one vote may not be dead.... but in Illinois, it's clearly on life support. Dollars vote more powerfully than people do.


Paul Pless
11-29-2015, 09:46 AM
good for them

Too Little Time
11-29-2015, 10:42 AM
Maybe we should go back to the good old days.

Four of the state’s last 10 governors have gone to jail. Decades of mismanagement by state officials of both parties have left Illinois with more than $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, among the most of any state.

Now tell me: Which of the two parties is the good one?