Monday, November 10, 2008

Better than Charlie Rose w/Newt Gingrich: Berkowitz w/Illinois Policy's Institute's John Tillman, Cable and soon streaming

Revised on Wednesday morning at 1:30 am to include links for you to watch, on your computer, pundit and PR expert Chris Robling and Illinois Policy Institute Chairman and CEO John Tillman.
John Tillman [Chairman and CEO, Illinois Policy Institute]: … when the market has decided the assets are priced too high and therefore [they] sell and you have a low price-- this would be a perfect time to buy free markets and capitalism.
John Tillman…The Republican Party itself lost its focus on the core principles it supposedly adhered to. George Bush has stewarded the largest growth in discretionary spending in the federal budget since Lyndon Johnson
Jeff Berkowitz: …Do you know what [Ralph Martire] means by structural deficits?

John Tillman: It’s a fancy word to try to excuse the fact that politicians can’t properly set priorities and allocate limited taxpayer resources…
John Tillman: The point I am trying to make which I think actually you just made is that Obama is running on tax cuts even if it is subterfuge and it is not exactly truthful in terms of what he is going to do and it is misleading …
John Tillman: I completely agree that Barack Obama should have been able to take private financing and I think it is richly ironic that John McCain is getting hoisted, as you said [by his own petard] and I was adamantly opposed to McCain-Feingold and I do think it is a terrible encroachment …
Tonight's Chicago edition of "Public Affairs," features John Tillman, Chairman and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a liberty and free market think tank, discussing the benefits of lower taxes, why Barack Obama won, the myth of Ralph Martire's structural deficits, government spending waste and reform; Todd Stroger's Cook County sales tax increase; education, school choice and much, much more. See, below, for a more detailed description of topics discussed and questions answered on tonight's show.

The show airs throughout the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV) and tonight's Aurora edition of "Public Affairs," airs on cable in Aurora and surrounding areas at 7:30pm on ACTV-10. The Aurora station, Aurora Community Television, Comcast Cable Ch. 10, reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.

You can now watch the show with John Tillman here .
John Tillman, Chairman and CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, a liberty and free market oriented think tank, debates and discusses the issues tonight with show host and executive legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz. Topics discussed include whether the stock price for free markets, liberty and capitalism is on a sharp decline in America, and, if so, why? Has there been a substantial, bi-partisan supported increase in government spending (and taxes) in the last decade in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois? Is the CTBA's Ralph Martire right when he says the problem is structural deficits? Are Republican candidates who support more limited government losing because they can't communicate effectively?

Additional topics discussed include whether what Obama intends re tax cuts are really tax cuts? Does Obama really intend tax cuts for 95% of the people, 95% of those who pay income tax or neither? Did Obama run more effectively as a “populist tax cutter,’ than McCain and is that why he won? Was McCain hoisted on his campaign finance reform petard? Are there true “public goods,” that should be collectivized and at least financed, if not provided, by government? Is government spending increasing at a rate faster than inflation? Should it?

Additional topics discussed include whether per capita taxes is a better gauge than Martire’s measure of per capita taxes divided by state income to determine what is a “low tax,” state? Do charter schools out perform traditional public schools? Should the legislatively set cap on the number of charter schools permitted in Chicago, the suburbs, and downstate Illinois be removed? Would Illinois parents like more school choice, including school vouchers?

Does Tillman favor more choice for parents in education, including charter schools, education tax credits and school vouchers? Did State Senator Barack Obama favor school vouchers when appearing on “Public Affairs,” in 2002? Does Obama favor school vouchers now? If he doesn’t, how does President-Elect Obama justify “choosing to opt out of the public schools,” by sending his daughters to a private school, but denying most parents a similar choice? Indeed, Barack Obama’s mother and grandparents “chose,” to send Barack to a private high school followed by private colleges, accepting something similar to a “scholarship voucher.” Does that make Obama’s current rejection of a school voucher policy hypocritical?
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This program was taped on November 2, 2008.
This week's Chicago Metro suburban edition of "Public Affairs," features Chris Robling, a former pol and pundit who is currently involved in crisis management and litigation support for a communications firm: Jayne Thompson and Associates, Ltd. The show with Chris Robling includes discussions of why McCain lost and Obama won, the death and resurrection of the State and National GOP, what makes Barack run-- and much, much more.

To see the airing schedule for the Chicago Metro suburban edition of "Public Affairs," please go to the middle portion of this blog post.

You can now watch the show with Chris Robling here.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at *************************************************************
"Public Affairs," is a weekly political interview show airing in Chicago on CANTV, in the Chicago metro area, Aurora and Rockford on Comcast and also often on the Illinois Channel. You can watch the shows, including archived shows going back to 2005, here.
Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs YouTube page now include shows with pundit and PR expert Chris Robling , Illinois Policy Institute Chairman and CEO John Tillman., Senator Rutherford , former Republican Primary candidate for Governor Ron Gidwitz, a show with Cong. Don Manzullo (R-Egan, 16th CD) about his no vote on the bailout, jobs, trade and other issues related to his election contest with Democrat Robert Abboud, a show with State Rep. Julie Hamos (D-Evanston), a show with 16th Cong. Dist. Democatic Nominee Robert Abboud (D-Barrington Hills), two shows featuring clips and interviews, primarily from the Democratic and Republican National Party conventions, go here to watch 2nd Convention clip show and shows with Cook County Cmsr. and Obama Media Team Member Forrest Claypool and much more.