“The psychological laziness of the mainstream media that they need it to be about bigotry and racism, but they don’t know how to talk about things in any other terms.” Does the mainstream media try to play a game of connect the dots to link every Trump narrative to bigotry? Was the press waiting for a story to cover after seemingly good coverage of Trump’s role in Harvey and Irma relief? Is the Mayor of San Juan politicizing hurricane relief to assist herself in her potential run for Governor of Puerto Rico? National Review columnist and author of “Liberal Fascism” and “The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in War of Ideas,” Jonah Goldberg joins Dan and Amy to discuss the politicization of Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan gave a rare interview to WGN News in which he discussed his opposition to economic reforms, bragged about his relationship with failed former governors and pinned all the blame for the state's troubling economic condition on Gov. Bruce Rauner. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes respond to Madigan's claims and correct the spin coming from the 17-term House Speaker.
Proft and Hughes also go in-depth on the possibility of Illinois going the way of Puerto Rico with CNBC analyst Jim Iuorio. And they discuss the need for real property tax reform with state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton.
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Illinois is in a financial crisis similar to that of Puerto Rico. Yet, 70% of Chicago City Workers take home over $100K annually in salary and benefits. When and how is it going to end? Why would Republican Congressmen ever vote to bailout Illinois? On tax-policy, where does Trump's tax reform plan stand in the House? Wall Street Journal Columnist and CNN contributor Stephen Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.