In a news report by the Illinois News Network, Rep. Nekritz said "the fix must include several things: reforms, cuts and revenues," but in the same breath "criticized the governor and Democratic leaders for digging in their heels" -- as if she is somehow independent from "Democratic leaders" and not a part of the impasse.
The facts are clear: Rep. Brandon Phelps stayed quiet when House Speaker Mike Madigan ordered him to – voting for a wildly out-of-balance budget without any funding for the Olive Branch relocation project.
The debate in recent weeks over the Syrian refugee crisis has been a terribly sad exercise in American predictability. Perhaps you’ve noticed the hyperbole on your Facebook feed. It’s easier and more emotional to argue with each other about 10,000 people from a foreign country than to figure out what to do about the nearly five-year-old civil war in Syria that is, of course, the cause of the problem. That is the conversation we should be having.