Sunday, July 24, 2011

Congressan Adam Kinzinger on Meet The Press: "We Refuse to Fail"

Making his first appearance on Meet The Press this morning, Illinois 11th Congressional District Congressman Adam Kinzinger stated (starting at 9:05), "My grandfather fought in World War II, and I remember him in tears when he tried to recount his experiences just before he died, he couldn't do it.  I think of the generations from the men who signed the Declaration of Independence that said, this is going to cost us our life, but we're going to do it.  And the generations of people like Senator Hegel who fought, like when I was in Iraq and Afghanistan and the people I fought with.  The investment we've made in this country, we refuse to fail. I absolutely refuse to say that this is something we can't do, that we're accepting second best.  America is the greatest country in the world and we're going to pull through."

Watch the entire roundtable:

Adam Kinzinger will be on Meet The Press this morning

Illinois 11th Congressional District Congressman Adam Kinzinger will join a Meet The Press Roundtable this morning to discuss whether--in light of the collapse of debt ceiling talks--Washington can get anything done.

Kinginzer will be joined by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, and Former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hegel.   For Will County viewers, Meet The Press starts at 9:30 on NBC Channel 5. 

Kinzinger voted in favor of the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act, and released a statement explaining his vote.

Earlier this month, Kinzinger discussed the debt ceiling on the floor of the US House of Representatives, stating, ""we have a spending problem in this country, we don't have a revenue problem in this country.  We have a problem with how much money we're spending."

Watch the speech in full:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cory Singer Announces Candidacy for Will County Executive

Current Will County Board Member and Forest Preserve District of Will County Board of Commissioners President Cory Singer announced his candidacy for Will County Executive tonight in New Lenox.  Singer is a Republican from Frankfort.

Whoever is chosen as the Republican Candidate for Will County Executive will face incumbent Democrat Larry Walsh in the November 2012 election. Walsh has held the position since 2004.

In his speech, Singer stated, "Will County is a wonderful community with a unique identity in the Chicagoland Region, a tremendous place to live, a tremendous place to work and raise a family.  We have incredible resources....and while we've seen prosperity, I really believe Will County's best days are ahead of us.  I say this because I know you and so many others share the belief that our local government and our communities are here to serve, to function conservatively, and to be held accountable, and that is the example I intend to set as the Will County Executive."

Singer also discussed the recently redrawn Illinois congressional map that splits Will County into several Congressional district.  Singer argued current Will County Executive Larry Walsh has been silent on the new congressional map.  Singer stated, "He's been silently abdicating his responsibility to stand up for Will County when Will County needed a leader the most."

Watch Singer's full speech:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Representative Adam Kinzinger to Discuss Debt Ceiling Debate and Unemployment

On Monday, July 11th, Illinois 11th Congressional District Congressman Adam Kinzinger will join the following programs to discuss the looming debt ceiling debate and the nation-wide 9.2 percent unemployment rate for June.
  • At 6:05 am CST - Greg Jarrett on WGN radio.  Tune-in to 720 AM or stream live here.
  • At 7:15 am CST  -  Good Day Chicago on Fox Chicago.  Watch on WFLD - Fox Chicago.
  • At 7:40 am CST - Jon Gauger on Moody Radio Chicago.  Tune-in to AM 1110 WMBI or stream live here.
  • At 9:00 am CST - Cisco Cotto on WLS radio.  Tune-in to AM 890 or stream live here.
Recently, Kinzinger stated, with regard to the debt ceiling debate,  "we have a spending problem in this country, we don't have a revenue problem in this country.  We have a problem with how much money we're spending."

Kinzinger also made a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding jobs.  Kinzinger stated: "It is absolutely time for us to get deadly serious about reducing the size of the federal government, cutting spending, and getting Americans back to work."  Also, Kinzinger remarked: "The Democrats believe that government creates jobs.  You hear that all the time in what they say, listen closely.  They say we just need a jobs bill, we need 800 billion in more spending, we need this program. What you're gonna hear tonight is the Republican view.  The federal government doesn't create jobs.  The federal government can make jobs. We can take tax money, put it through a bureaucracy and spit out a paycheck.  Jobs are created in the free market.  We can create an environment for job creation, and that's what our freshman class came here to do."

Congressman Adam Kinzinger discusses Joliet on the floor of the House of Representatives

Illinois 11th Congressional Congressman Adam Kinzinger discussed the size of the federal government, getting Americans back to work, and Joliet on the House floor.

"I hail from Illinois.  Illinois is the President's home state. Illinois has a huge problem with people looking for work that can't find it.  Illinois used to be a manufacturing economic power house of the United States.  It's not hard to drive around and see abandoned warehouses or abandoned factories.  Joliet, Illinois, a city in my district knows that all too well."

Watch the rest of  Kinzinger's speech on the floor of the House of Representatives:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Signs of the political times in Joliet

Sign on Broadway in Joliet expressing the view that the Republicans--and Congresswoman Judy Biggert in particular--are the "party of no"

Sign along Broadway in Joliet asking "Is America in Distress?  Do Our Politicians Even Care?"