May 9, 2011 | Filed Under Budget, Children, Democrats/Leftists, Education, GOP, Government, Illinois, Illinois State Government, Immigration/Immigrants, Liberals, Mexico, Republicans, Senate, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment
-By Warner Todd Huston
When a communist newspaper celebrates the actions of Republicans, well, what more do you need to know how far off base a vote is? The People’s World is all excited about the fact that 11 Illinois State Senators voted to give freebie “scholarships” to illegal aliens to attend Illinois universities and schools.
Last week State Senate President John Cullerton’s Illinois state DREAM Act (SB 2185) passed with a 45 to 11 vote. This program sets up privately funded scholarships to upwards to 95,000 children of illegal immigrants so that they can attend schools in the Land of Lincoln.
Supporters claim that this was a no-brainer vote because no state money is used for this program. This, however, seems to be a falsehood. For one thing SB 2185 sets up a state commission which surely will cost the state to administer. Not only that but the law forces High School counselors to get special sensitivity training on the needs of illegal immigrants. Who the heck is going to pay for all that nonsense if not the local schools that will have to hire consultants to come in for these time wasting training sessions?
So, while the state is drowning in debt, while its pension obligations grow by the second and are now well past the point where they can ever be met, our wonderful politicians are wasting time setting up freebies for law breakers and forcing even more costs onto our already overburdened school budgets.
If you would like to thank the 11 Republicans for their idiotic vote, give ’em a call.
Pamela Althoff (217-782-8000)
Larry Bomke (217-782-0228)
Bill Brady (217-782-6216)
Kirk Dillard (217-782-8148)
Dan Duffy (217-782-8010)
Tom Johnson (217-782-8022)
Matt Murphy (217-782-4471)
Christine Radogno (217-782-9407)
Ron Sandack (217-782-8107)
Suzi Schmidt (217-782-7353)
Dave Syverson (217-782-5413)
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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