Matt Flamm's Posts

Mitt Romney, the job destroyer

As Mike Huckabee said in 2008, voters want a candidate who reminds them of the guy they used to work with, not the guy who fired them. After Mitt Romney Deal, Company Showed Profits and Then Layoffs Mitt Romney’s business career is a cornerstone of his campaign. But his brand of capitalism had human costs and some messy financial consequences. »

It’s time to abolish townships

The Sun-Times is right: it’s time to abolish townships. Editorial: It’s time to eliminate township governments – Chicago Sun-Times For 50 years, this page has called for the abolishment of township government in the Chicago area, so far with no takers. Now something may be happen­ing. This week, Evanston officials told the city’s staff to draw up a referendum for next ... »

The Party of the Rich

Read the first 4 paragraphs of this story — they will amaze you. Then read the rest of the story. Even Ronald Reagan’s disciples are disgusted by what’s happened to their party. How the GOP Became the Party of the Rich | Politics News | Rolling Stone »

The Onion should win a Pulitzer Prize

The Onion should win a Pulitzer Prize for telling the truth, with humor. »

Joe Walsh is an embarrassment

Joe Walsh is an embarrassment, even to Republicans. »

Why Progressives must support President Obama

As a progressive Democrat, I’m proud of what President Obama has done in his first 2 ½ years. He steered the country through the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. He risked his Presidency to get the Affordable Care Act passed. He signed the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, eliminating an egregious form of discrimination against women. He pushed for and signed repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” H... »

The importance of independents

This is an updated version of a post I made on December 17th on my previous blog. I live in the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. For 35 years, the 8th District was represented by Phil Crane, one of the original conservatives. The district voted for George W. Bush by 56% to 42% in 2000 and by 56% to 44% in 2004. That made it the most Republican district i... »

Welcome to my blog!

Welcome to my blog. I’m a 56-year old resident of Palatine, Illinois. I’m running for State Representative from the 54th Legislative District. I’m planning to use this blog to share my thoughts about government, politics, and anything else I think you might find interesting. I’m not new to blogging. I’ve been maintaining a blog for more than two years on the MyBarackO... »

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