Well Detroit declared Bankruptcy. Most of us have seen the pictures of Detroit, and wouldn't want to go there. . Now we have Chicago. Pride of the Democrats. Pride of Advocates of Big Government. "We are from the Government, We are here to help you Mentality". No Son's of Liberty, Tea Party, Right Wing Conservatives need apply. You will not be welcomed here. . Here is an observation by a friend at my local Tea Party. . A wonderful State with ZERO Republicans!!! There are more people on Welfare in Illinois than there are people working. Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers -- than anywhere else in the U.S. averaging $110,000/year. Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. You can't blame that on republicans because there aren't any. Wow, are Illinois and Chicago great or what? Be sure to read till the end. I've never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S. should pull out of Chicago? Body count: In the last six months 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago . 221 killed in Iraq AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US. Here's the Chicago chain of command: · President: Barack Hussein Obama · Senator: Dick Durbin · Governor: Pat Quinn · House leader: Mike Madigan · Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike) · Mayor: Rohm Emanuel · The leadership in Illinois - all Democrats. · Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago · Of course, they're all blaming each other. · Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! · Chicago school system rated one of the worst in the country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! · State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! · Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can't blame Republicans; there aren't any! · This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois . And he is going to 'fix' Washington politics for us??? · George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in the big house. · Of course he was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is...that's right, also in the big house. · And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned a while back ago. That is because he is fighting being sent to...that's right, the big house. · The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates. But you know what? As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does. "Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."