The [Monday] Papers
"Your job as a congressman is to represent the people, not simply to be accountable to Mayor Daley and take what he says as gospel."
My Lord, who dared to say such a thing in public?
State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), at a forum on Sunday for candidates to replace Rahm Emanuel (D-Daley) in Congress.
I've got news for you, Roland: You haven't had had one of the most interesting lives of any Illinoisan who has lived. Not even close.
Burris also defends his massive mausoleum by saying that "It's best to have your crypts or your mausoleum already set aside. It takes a major burden off of your family."
Good thinking! I'll get started on my mausoleum right away. Hmmm, is TRAIL BLAZER taken?
"The cemetery in Oak Woods insisted when I went out to plan my estate that my resume be put on it," Burris says. "That wasn't me. That was the manager of the funeral home. They insisted that my resume be put up and they came up with that design and did all that."
And that new funeral home legislation he's proposing? That's not him either. The funeral home is the one insisting on it.
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So that's where that extra fare money is going.
"You need to take into account that those bosses had to pay more in taxes, and also had to start paying 6 percent into pension and health accounts, Huberman said."
It's that kind of reasoning that will make Huberman a great schools chief. After all, we really have to take into account that by increasing the taxpayer-funded salaries of CTA managers, those managers could actually see their income taxes rise as well!
"Huberman defends the 2008 raises as deserved and necessary to hold on to talent."
A) I know! Cleveland has totally opened their wallet this off-season.
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Posted on February 2, 2009
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