God bless Don Harmon

The state's ranking cheerleader

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By Jim Bowman

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God bless Don Harmon. If I owned a losing team, I'd want him in the locker room for his pep talks. We have the slowest-growing (2nd-slowest? 3rd?)economy in the country, the fastest-leaving population (2nd? 3rd?), the highest (2nd? 3rd?) business tax rate. We got everything in this state.

Don's party has been in charge. It's time for his party to step up, which is what Don does, with a pep talk. He won't say die. He's our go-to man for stiff upper-lipping it through one catastrophe or threat of catastrophe after another. He loves living dangerously.

He's really the Peter Pan of Illinois politics — won't grow up, will never grow up, will never wake up and smell the coffee brewing another statewide jobs-killing floperoo, and instead calls for another potful of Democrat know-how and temporary fix-it-ism.

Go Don.

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Lowest economy: Illinois ranked third worst in economic outlook and performance 12 Apr 2012 | Illinois Policy Institute

Illinois ranked third worst in economic outlook and performance 12 Apr 2012 | Illinois Policy Institute - See more at: http://www.illinoispolicy.org/illinois_ranked_third_worst_in_economic_outlook_and_performance/#sthash.3GMWgIH2.dpuf

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Sally from Oak Park  

Posted: April 29th, 2014 5:42 PM

Sounds like Harmon should run for OP Township Supervisor..no pressure, you get paid, you get a pension, and you don't have to show up. Great job for Don Harmon. Harmon for Oak Park Township Supervisor! I like it.

John from Oak Park  

Posted: April 29th, 2014 5:39 PM

Harmon won't even consider consolidation, less spending, and more efficient government. He wants more taxes. Why don't we consolidate units of government, weed out those that government entities like Townships and save money? Harmon, lets start consolidating before we collect more money for what?

AQ  

Posted: April 29th, 2014 4:08 PM

Don't worry, because of the new term limits amendment, Don Harmon will only be able to spend 8 more years in office after the 2022 election, so we can all look forward to fresh blood in 2030

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