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From the Chicago Tribune:
In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.Obama's class warfare speech took place a few miles north at Northwestern University in Evanston, where yearly tuition and fees set students back by over $40,000 a year.
Obama, who returned to Washington after arriving in his hometown the night before, spoke to 25 people behind closed doors at the home of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf, the daughter of casino owner, developer and long-time Democratic donor Neil Bluhm.
Illinois' economy lags the rest of the nation. Tax-and-spend-even-more Democrats have controlled the governor's office and the General Assembly for over 11 years. Quinn and the Dems rammed through a 67 percent "temporary" personal income tax hike that added an additional millstone to the economy. That tax increase was supposed to pay bills, but the Prairie State is still burdened by a backlog of over $4 billion in unpaid bills, and $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. The best way to improve the lot of low wage workers is to dump Quinn for Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.
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