The Post-Dispatch, one of the whackiest, far left publications you will ever read, just endorsed Alexi 'The Mob Banker' Giannoulias (D) for U.S. Senate and incumbent Pat Quinn (D) for governor. No, I'm not kidding.
Alexi Giannoulias is the choice for Senate because he understands the existential threat caused by the reality that 20 percent of Americans control nearly half of the nation's earned income and 84 percent of all forms of wealth... "Income inequality has been the cause of the downfall of every great nation," he said.
The Senate is a place where those inequalities can begin to be reversed, through tax policies, job creation and public spending on infrastructure and education.
Really? What level of wealth redistribution is right? Why look at the top 20%? Why not the top 50%? And we can simply
What kind of masterminds could figure out the proper way to redistribute the nation's wealth? The kind running the Post-Dispatch, of course!
By the way, isn't this nonsensical Marxist class warfare rhetoric brilliant?
Are Democrat billionaires Gates and Buffett enemies of society? Even though they've spawned hundreds of thousands -- perhaps millions of jobs? Amazing how a few left-wing journalist majors are now the world's most brilliant economic minds, able to plan the entire economy from their perches in St. Louis. Never mind that they can't even keep their own newspaper solvent!
In the governor's race, one issue matters more than all the others combined: How to close a budget deficit of $13 billion without profound repercussions to essential state services... Mr. Quinn, 61, inherited the mess after succeeding to the governor's office after Mr. Blagojevich's impeachment. He had the courage to say that a permanent budget fix means tax increases. He finally began to confront, albeit tepidly, the state's out-of-control pension costs.
He wound up patching and borrowing, the same kick-the-can-down-the-road policies that brought Illinois to its parlous state... Mr. Quinn is a man whose heart is the right place. But he'll need some steel in his spine to build a coalition that can solve the huge budget crisis. On his heart, and on the chance he'll find more spine, we recommend Pat Quinn for governor.
Oh my: what a gutsy policy prescription -- pray that Democrats will find the spine to raise taxes, Michigan-style. One hopes that the fine people of Chicago will reject this nonsense once and for all.
Otherwise, they can plan for a reprise of Detroit.