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GOPUSA ILLINOIS Daily Clips - October 30, 2014

 
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: Rauner, Quinn pile up campaign cash from business, labor - Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-governor-race-big-money-met-20141030-story.html
-- Durbin touts record; Oberweis blasts 'political speak' - Kim Geiger
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/elections/ct-durbin-oberweis-forum-met-1030-20141029-story.html
-- AS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY'S STRANGLEHOLD ON ILLINOIS AND ON AMERICA TIGHTENS: Illinois leads nation in 2014 bank failures - Becky Yerak
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-bank-failures-1030-biz-20141029-story.html
 
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
-- Durbin, Oberweis square off for final time - LYNN SWEET
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/durbin-oberweis-square-final-time/wed-10292014-958pm
-- Democrats already pointing fingers - Steve Huntley  (DIERSEN: Who will the following blame November 4, 2014 Republican losses on: a) the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization, b) the officers of your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC), d) the IRP SCC officers, e) the IRP officers, f) the IRP National Committeeman and IRP National Committeewoman, g) Mark Kirk, h) your Republican Congressman, i) the Illinois Republican Senate and House leaders, j) your Republican State Senator, k) your Republican State Representative, and l) Republican officials in your county, township/ward, and municipality?  Of course, as always, those of the aforesaid who reject planks in the IRP platform, who work against conservatives, and/or who work against Republicans will blame those who support the IRP platform, conservatives, and Republicans.)
http://www.suntimes.com/news/huntley/30718224-452/democrats-already-pointing-fingers.html#.VFI_h_nF-So
-- Chris Christie lays into heckler: 'Sit down and shut up'  (DIERSEN: Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.  What do you say to those who paint me as being a heckler?)
http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/chris-christie-lays-heckler-sit-down-and-shut/wed-10292014-332pm
 
DAILY HERALD
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH COLOR PHOTOS OF DURBIN and OBERWEIS: Durbin, Oberweis see red over environmental issues - Marni Pyke
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141029/news/141027991/
-- Foster, Senger debate political advertising - Jessica Cilella  (DIERSEN: Should everyone involved in government or politics, including activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, reporters, etc., be required to disclose the amounts and sources of all their income by year for the last a) 5 years, b) 10 years, c) 15 years, d) 20 years, e) 25 years, f) 30 years, g) 35 years, h) 40 years, i) 45 years, j) 50+ years?  Should the aforesaid be required to disclose their year-end net worth (assets and liabilities) for the aforesaid periods?  For 1977, when I was 29 years old, Money Magazine reported in its February 1978 issue that my income for 1977 was $26,563 (including $22,449 IRS salary, $2,675 rental income, and $1,215 income tax refund), that my assets were $113,487 (including $60,000 Outer Drive East (ODE) condo, $26,000 University Park (UP) town home, $7,393 Civil Service Retirement System contributions, $6,333 bank accounts, and $6,000 1972 Corvette), that my liabilities were $59,537 (including $38,795 ODE mortgage and $19,380 UP mortgage), and that my net worth was $59,537.  Of course, my Democrat IRS and GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates used the aforesaid financial information to viciously demonize me, to viciously denigrate me, and viciously condemn me as being rich.)
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141029/news/141028020/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: In addition, Senger, also of Naperville, said Foster didn't pay any taxes in 2011 -- a charge that also surfaced when he challenged Republican Judy Biggert in 2012. "It's frustrating," she said. "Maybe that's why he's not at the table working on some of the economic reforms that have to get done." Foster was asked to respond to the reports that he isn't paying all his taxes during a televised debate on ABC 7. "My wife and I pay our taxes every single year," he said. "The year in question, it was a year when I was running for re-election, I had no salary and of course, on zero salary you pay no income taxes, which my opponent thought was a useful issue to make.")
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: DuPage drug cops 'making a difference' in heroin fight - Marie Wilson
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141030/news/141039946/
 
SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
-- Durbin, Oberweis debate immigration proposals, tea party ties - AP

http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141029/NEWS/141029401/12662/SPORTS
-- Rauner raises more money from Springfield area than Quinn - Doug Finke
http://www.sj-r.com/article/20141029/NEWS/141029412/11680/BUSINESS
 
 
ILLINOIS TIMES
-- Dave McKinney: Mensch - Bruce Rushton
http://illinoistimes.com/article-14644-dave-mckinney-mensch.html
 
MORNING AG CLIPS
-- Rauner: Farmers will have seat at table  (DIERSEN: Do those who support the traditional family, immigration, right to life, and other planks in the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) platform have a seat at the table in a) your Republican township/ward/county party organizations and b) the IRP State Central Committee?  Who holds those seats?)

https://www.morningagclips.com/rauner-farmers-will-have-seat-at-table/
 
CHICAGO NOW
-- Bruce Rauner, George Wallace - So What? - Walter Mitchell, Jr.  (DIERSEN: If you ran for a government or a political office, who would Mitchell equate you to?)
http://www.chicagonow.com/responsibility-freedom/2014/10/bruce-rauner-so-what/
-- Three things you should know about last night’s Seinfeld Senator Durbin-Jim Oberweis debate - Jeff Berkowitz
http://www.chicagonow.com/public-affairs-with-jeff-berkowitz/2014/10/three-things-you-should-know-about-last-nights-seinfeld-senator-durbin-jim-oberweis-debate/
 
WHEATON PATCH
-- Survey: Wheaton Among Happiest Cities in State - Amie Schaenze  (DIERSEN: I have lived in Wheaton since 1978.  What do you say to those in Wheaton who focus on making unhappy those who are religious, conservative, and/or Republican?  I should write an article about them, or maybe a book.  They would love it.)  
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/survey-wheaton-among-happiest-cities-state-0
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Creditdonkey.com looked at data from the U.S. Census Bureau and FBI Uniform Crime Reports to collect data on divorce rates, commute times, income, crime rate and more to determine the town’s level of happiness. Wheaton had the lowest violent crime rate in the creditdonkey.com survey and is one of the safest cities in the state. The odds of being a victim of a violent crime is one in 4,438.6.  The median household income is $86,074 and 21.6 percent of that income is spent on housing -- two other factors that should put a “smile on most peoples’ faces” in Wheaton, according to creditdonkey. The town that is the happiest in Illinois, according to creditdonkey.com, is Moline. Other towns to make creditmonkey’s list include: Wheaton, Elmhurst, Park Ridge, McHenry and Burbank.)
-- Sex Offender Map: Homes To Watch In Wheaton This Halloween  There are 52 sex offenders in Wheaton listed on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry. Find out where.
- Lorraine Swanson

http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/sex-offender-map-homes-watch-wheaton-halloween-0
-- NOVEMBER 18, 2010 FLASHBACK: Milton Republicans Endorse Pihos for Cronin Vacancy  Milton Republicans met Wednesday night in a special endorsement meeting to discuss who they'd want representing them when Dan Cronin resigns before the end of the month. - Alex Keown
http://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/milton-republicans-endorse-pihos-for-cronin-vacancy-3
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- NOVEMBER 18, 2010 FLASHBACK: Pihos and Fortner get strongest showing of support from Milton Township Republican Precinct Committeemen to fill the Cronin and Hultgren vacancies - Dave Diersen
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/news/disp_news.asp?ID=14852&siteid=524
(THE ARTICLE: At the Milton Township Republican Central Committee's (MTRCC) special meeting Wednesday evening, November 17, 2010, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall, Sandy Pihos got the strongest showing of support from MTRCC members to fill the 21st Senate District (Cronin) vacancy and Mike Fortner got the strongest showing of support to fill the 48th Senate District (Hultgren) vacancy.  MTRCC members representing 28 of the 52 Milton Township precincts in the Cronin district voted -- Pihos received 2,754 weighted votes, Rafael Rivadeneira received 384 votes, Ron Sandack received 265 votes, and Chris Nybo received 0 votes.  MTRCC members representing 17 of the 33 Milton Township precincts in the Hultgren district voted -- Fortner received 2,206 weighted votes, Pam Mitroff received 420 votes, and Darlene Senger received 0 votes.  MTRCC Chairman Chris Heidorn conducted the meeting.  Rivadeneira and Mitroff attended the meeting and spoke for themselves.  Sal Falbo spoke for Pihos and Bob Cherry spoke for Fortner.  Meeting attendees included Bob Earl, Chris Edwards, Jeff Fawell, Jim Flickinger, Mike Formento, Gail Hinkle, Jeanne Ives, Marie Jensen, Mark Kmiecik, Bob Larsen, Ron Menna, Gary Muehlfelt, Debra Olson, Maria Rook, Ron Smith, and Tim Whelan.  Contrary to an earlier report, Nybo, Jeff Redick, and Ron Sandack had not confirmed that they would speak at the meeting.  Pizza and soft drinks were served courtesy of Whelan.)
-- DECEMBER 20, 2010 FLASHBACK: Why aren't the Illinois Review, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Suburban Life, Patch, etc. reporting the Johnson appointment like they reported the Sandack appointment? - Dave Diersen
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/news/disp_news.asp?ID=14914&siteid=524
(THE ARTICLE: As reported yesterday at 9:45 AM by GOPUSA ILLINOIS, Tom Johnson, from West Chicago, who last served as a State Representative in 2002, will serve out Congressman-Elect Randy Hultgren's State Senate term.  On Saturday, December 18, DuPage County Republican Party Chairman Dan Cronin notified those who had expressed interest in filling the vacancy that the Legislative Committee had appointed Johnson.  Johnson has pledged to not run for re-election.  That will offer those who expressed interest in filling the vacancy and others a clear field to seek the office in 2012.  It was big news (see the hyperlinks below) when Sandack was appointed to fill the Cronin vacancy. Why aren't the Illinois Review, Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, Suburban Life, Patch, etc. reporting the Johnson appointment like they reported the Sandack appointment?)
 
DUPAGE COUNTY
-- DECEMBER 13, 2011 FLASHBACK: Cronin Accepts Applications to Fill District 4 (Debra Olson) Vacancy
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=34724
 
GOPUSA ILLINOIS
-- JANUARY 4, 2012 FLASHBACK: Bolds wins Milton Township Republican Central Committee recommendation to fill the Olson vacancy - Dave Diersen
http://www.campaignsitebuilder.com/news/disp_news.asp?ID=16708&siteid=524
(THE ARTICLE: At its special meeting Wednesday evening, January 4, 2012, at the Wheaton Bowl Banquet Hall, Alan Bolds won the Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) recommendation to fill the DuPage County District 4 Debra Olson vacancy.  MTRCC members representing 59 of the 99 Milton Township precincts in DuPage County District 4 cast weighted votes.  Bolds received 4,459 votes, Amy Grant received 3,589 votes, and David Molitor received 499 votes -- all three are MTRCC members.  Ron Almiron, a Bloomingdale Township Republican Organization member received no votes.  Each gave outstanding 3-5 minute presentations and fielded questions from the audience.  Grant provided attendees with a copy of her December 20, 2011 letter of intend and her resume.  Some MTRCC members who represent Milton Township precincts in DuPage County Districts 6 and 2 expressed disappointment with not being allowed to vote.  MTRCC Chairman Lori Carlson conducted the meeting.  Chris Heidorn served as parliamentarian.  Meeting attendees included Bob Earl, Grant Eckhoff, Chris Edwards, Sal Falbo, Bev Fawell, Jim Flickinger, Gwen Henry, Gail Hinkle, Jeanne Ives, Marie Jensen, Marty Keller, Bob Krzyzewski, Chris Levan, Mike Loftus, J.R. McBride, Gary Muehlfelt, Barb Murphy, Laura Pollastrini, Randy Ramey, Mark Stern, Herb Wehling, and Tim Whelan.)
 
DUPAGE COUNTY
-- JANUARY 13, 2012 FLASH BACK: Public Invited to DuPage District 4 (Debra Olson) Candidate Forum
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=35182
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The 11 candidates include Ronald Almiron of Glendale Heights, William Bedrossian of Wheaton, Erin Birt of Wheaton, Alan Bolds of Wheaton, Amy Grant of Wheaton, Patricia Kermend of Glen Ellyn, Chris Levan of Winfield, David Molitor of Glen Ellyn, Nicholas Cipriano of Glen Ellyn, Kaaren Oldfield of Glen Ellyn and Peter Ladesic of Glen Ellen.)
-- JANUARY 24, 2012 FLASHBACK: Cronin Accepts Applications to Fill District 2 (Brien Sheahan) Vacancy
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=35455
-- FEBRUARY 10, 2012 FLASHBACK: Cronin Selects Bedrossian to Fill District 4 (Debra Olson) Vacancy
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=35468
-- FEBRUARY 10, 2014 FLASHBACK: Cronin Will Host Candidate Forum for District 2 (Brien Sheahan) Vacancy
http://www.dupageco.org/Content.aspx?id=35482
(FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: The four semi-finalist candidates invited to the forum are Michael Ledonne of Lombard, William Mulligan of Downers Grove, Cathy Ficker Terrill of Elmhurst and Zachary Wilson of Lombard.)
-- FEBRUARY 24, 2012: Cronin Selects Ledonne to Fill District 2 (Brien Sheahan) Vacancy
 
 
CAPITOL FAX
-- Two colleagues, two different takes on Dave McKinney's resignation
http://capitolfax.com/2014/10/30/two-colleagues-two-different-takes-on-a-reporters-resignation/
 
ACCURACY IN MEDIA
-- Terrorist Collaborator Says Pot Made Him Do It - Cliff Kincaid 
http://www.aim.org/aim-column/terrorist-collaborator-says-pot-made-him-do-it/
-- USA Today’s Susan Page: Obama “More Dangerous to the Press” than “Any Administration in American History” - Don Irvine
http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/usa-todays-susan-page-obama-more-dangerous-to-the-press-than-any-administration-in-american-history-video/
 
GOPUSA
-- Most eligible immigrants say no to U.S. citizenship - AP  (DIERSEN: Of course, those who are anti-White, anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, and/or anti-American, operatives for the aforesaid, and dupes for the aforesaid want to make becoming a U.S. citizen much easier.  They want to give U.S. citizenship immediately to anyone who promises to vote for Democrats and/or promises to work for less money than U.S. citizens will work for.)
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/30/most-eligible-immigrants-say-no-to-us-citizenship/
-- Obama to you: Embrace Ebola healthcare workers! - UPI
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/29/obama-to-you-embrace-ebola-healthcare-workers/
-- Southern Baptists: Follow the Bible on homosexual relationships - AP  (DIERSEN: Those who promote homosexual activity do not tolerate those who do not promote homosexual activity.)
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/10/30/southern-baptists-follow-the-bible-on-homosexual-relationships/
-- Gohmert: Obama's move to legalize illegals must be stopped - Chris Woodward
http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2014/10/30/gohmert-obamas-move-to-legalize-illegals-must-be-stopped/
 
WASHINGTON TIMES
-- Veterans caught triple-dipping on benefits  Coburn: Taxpayer cost unacceptable - Stephen Dinan  (DIERSEN: Because I receive a Civil Service Retirement System pension, my Social Security check is dramatically reduced.)
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/30/veterans-caught-triple-dipping-on-benefits/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: One veteran on disability collected nearly $210,000 in benefits in 2013, while another earned more than $122,000 — nearly three times what his actual military pay would have been — according to a watchdog report being released Thursday that found tens of thousands of veterans are triple-dipping on disability. Tens of thousands of veterans collect their military retirement pay and disability benefits from the Veterans Administration and disability checks from Social Security too, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. All told, nearly 60,000 triple dippers collected $3.5 billion in benefits. The arrangement is legal, but it raises questions about the generosity of the American safety net system at a time when disability programs are already under severe financial stress. “This report shows that, like other government programs, there is little coordination between these overlapping benefits, which increase cost[s] to taxpayers,” said Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who requested the GAO report. “We should fulfill our promises to the men and women who serve, but we need to streamline these duplicative programs.”)
 
THE HILL
-- Civil war looms for GOP - Alexander Bolton  (DIERSEN: Who will the following blame November 4, 2014 Republican losses on: a) the officers of your Republican township/ward party organization, b) the officers of your Republican county party organization, c) your representative on the Illinois Republican Party (IRP) State Central Committee (SCC), d) the IRP SCC officers, e) the IRP officers, f) the IRP National Committeeman and IRP National Committeewoman, g) Mark Kirk, h) your Republican Congressman, i) the Illinois Republican Senate and House leaders, j) your Republican State Senator, k) your Republican State Representative, and l) Republican officials in your county, township/ward, and municipality?  Of course, as always, those of the aforesaid who reject planks in the IRP platform, who work against conservatives, and/or who work against Republicans will blame those who support the IRP platform, conservatives, and Republicans.)
 
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/222265-civil-war-looms-for-gop
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Conservatives salivating over the prospects of a huge victory on Nov. 4 are pressuring House and Senate GOP leaders to go big after Election Day. The right argues leaders should forget about playing small ball, and use momentum from the midterms to put big checks on President Obama’s agenda.)
-- DC to ease pot laws? Not so fast, says GOP - Mike Lillis
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/222285-dc-to-ease-pot-laws-not-so-fast-says-gop
 
HUFFINGTON POST
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Martha Rosenberg blames crime on guns, not the criminals who use guns to commit crime.  What about knives, blunt instruments, etc.?)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/martha-rosenberg/illinois-senate-and-gover_b_6047938.html
 
CNN
-- Apple CEO Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay' - Chris Isidore  (DIERSEN: Those who promote homosexual activity do not tolerate those who do not promote homosexual activity.  Needless-to-say, if you do not promote homosexual activity, do not expect to get a job or keep a job at Apple.  How soon will Apple refuse to sell you anything unless you promote homosexual activity?  Since 2000, those "Republicans" in Illinois, in DuPage County, in Milton Township, and in Wheaton who promote homosexual activity, their operatives, and their dupe have focused on getting rid of me.)
http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/30/technology/tim-cook-gay/index.html
 
NEW YORK TIMES
-- FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars  Attempt to Hold Senate is Seen by the G.O.P. as Race-Baiting - JEREMY W. PETERS  (DIERSEN: Ever increasingly, Democrats, their operatives, and their dupes shout at everyone that Republicans are racists.  How should Republicans respond?)
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/us/politics/from-democrats-election-focus-on-racial-scars.html
-- Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats - Nate Cohn
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/upshot/why-polls-tend-to-undercount-democrats.html
-- Poll Shows Democrats Slipping Among Young Voters - Sheryl Stolberg
http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/10/29/?entry=3855
-- New Scrutiny on Sweets With Ascent of Marijuana in Colorado - JACK HEALY
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/us/new-scrutiny-on-sweets-with-ascent-of-marijuana-in-colorado.html
 
LOS ANGELES TIMES
-- Few Latinos 'angry' over Obama immigration policy, but support slips - David Lauter

http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-latino-poll-20141029-story.html
 
REUTERS
-- With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media - ALINA SELYUKH
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/30/us-usa-elections-socialmedia-idUSKBN0IJ09U20141030
 
USA TODAY
-- Postal Service expects 14% surge in holiday deliveries - Donna Leinwand Leger  (DIERSEN: In November of 1966, to help deal with the 1966 Christmas rush and because it could not find a qualified Democrat who would take the job, the Post Office offered me a temporary part-time job.) 
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/10/29/usps-shifts-to-packages-as-ecommerce-booms/18120215/
 
WALL STREET JOURNAL
-- Houston Mayor Tries to Calm Uproar Over Transgender Ordinance  Mayor Annise Parker Says City Will No Longer Subpoena Pastors Who Oppose Equal Rights Measure - NATHAN KOPPEL and  TAMARA AUDI
http://online.wsj.com/articles/houston-mayor-tries-to-calm-uproar-over-transgender-ordinance-1414609367
-- GOP Woos Asian Voters in Swing Districts  The Group Has Swung Heavily Behind Democrats in the Past Two Decades - LAURA MECKLER
http://online.wsj.com/articles/gop-woos-asian-voters-in-swing-districts-1414625883
-- DIERSEN HEADLINE: Alex Nowrasteh a) glorifies and praises foreign countries and their citizens and b) demonizes, denigrates and condemns America and its citizens.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/alex-nowrasteh-saving-the-gop-from-modern-know-nothingism-1414621341
-- FRONT PAGE: Obama Could Replace Aides Bruised by a Cascade of Crises - MARK LANDLER  (DIERSEN: In 1997, the Democrats who ran GAO replaced me.  While I worked for GAO 1980-1997, its top priority was a) hiring, retaining, and promoting young Democrat women and young Democrat minorities and b) making way for them by getting rid of the agency's older non-veteran White male employees.) 
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/world/middleeast/mounting-crises-raise-questions-on-capacity-of-obamas-team.html
 
BUSINESSWEEK
-- Democrat U.S. House districts win more transportation grants -  Andrew Taylor  (DIERSEN: Is your U.S. House district Democrat or Republican?)
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-10-30/democratic-areas-win-more-transportation-grants
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Just two months before next week's midterm elections, the Obama administration in September awarded the biggest share of almost $600 million in economic stimulus-based transportation grants to projects in districts with a Democratic congressman even though Republicans represent 34 more House districts across the country, an Associated Press analysis has found.)
 
FINANCIAL TIMES
-- Illinois woes leave governor race wide open   Federal probes have offered hope to the GOP in the Democratic stronghold - Edward Luce  (DIERSEN: Criminals vote for criminals.  What percent of Illinois voters have a criminal record?)

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0b3b2ff4-5fc3-11e4-8c27-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3HcSDIFrO
 
BOND BUYER
-- Finances at Issue as Illinois Voters Pick Comptroller and Treasurer - YVETTE SHIELDS
http://www.bondbuyer.com/news/regionalnews/finances-at-issue-as-illinois-voters-pick-comptroller-and-treasurer-1067437-1.html
 
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
-- JOB OPENING: Financial Auditor Undergraduate Intern Internship in Los Angeles, CA  (DIERSEN: This job pays about $15/hour (GS-4 Step 1).  Needless-to-say, my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who started at GAO as interns were furious that I started at GAO at (GS-9 Step 10) or about $33/hour in 1980 in today's dollars.  They demonized, denigrated, and condemned a) the almost 9 years of experience that I had gained working for IRS (the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 level), b) my having just passed the CPA examination on my first attempt, and c) and my having an MBA from Loyola.  They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, a woman, a minority, or a veteran.  Government is nasty.  Politics is nasty.)  
http://www.catchajob.us/job/government-accountability-office-financial-auditor-undergraduate-intern-internship-in-los-angeles-ca/

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