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Monday, December 21, 2009

10 Ways to Stop Political Corruption in Illinois | Illinois Policy Institute - Blog

After this weekend this post from WLS am talker and Illinois Policy Institute man Jerry Agar is more apropos as the democrats vote on a bill in the middle of the night seizing control of conservatively 1/6 of our economy of which we have no control over 3 trillion projected dollars of ours and how they're spent.

These are ten great ideas from Jerry intended for Illinois but would be great to see adopted across the country immediately, which we know can't happen until November 2010. (at least in a peaceful manner that is)

Anyhow it's well worth the read.
10 Ways to Stop Political Corruption in Illinois:

Illinois Policy Institute - Blog - "Okay, so it is a bit ambitious to assert that we could stop corruption, but perhaps we could cut into it a bit.

Since 1970, more than 1500 individuals have been convicted, and the cost to Illinois taxpayers is estimated at $500 million a year. If we had that money back, instead of just watching an endless perp-walk, we would be in much better shape on several levels.

Here are ten ideas that, if acted upon, might help.

10. Appoint the Sunshine Commission. Governor Quinn signed an executive order establishing a Sunshine Commission, stating that as 'Governor of the State of Illinois, it is my duty to ensure accountability, transparency and efficiency in the State's operations, streamlining, restructuring and economization are essential to any effort to solve our budgetary problems.' He signed the order and then didn’t do anything about it. So it’s essentially useless.

9. Pass the “Fumigation Bill.” The House passed it, but Senate President John Cullerton killed it. It would have removed 750 high-ranking state employees and members of boards and commissions who were appointed by Blagojevich and Ryan. The idea is to weaken the ability of unelected patronage appointees to conduct scams such as the Hired Truck Scandal.

8. Term limits. It is the quest for re-election that drives many politicians. They spend much – perhaps most – of their time fundraising. Additionally, power corrupts, and power is built over time. Term limits would also bring about the beginning of the end of machine politics in Chicago."

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