Friday, December 14, 2007

Rep. Weller condemns Jackson's ‘power grab'

Congressman Jackson must really want control of his coveted airport doesn't he? From the Morris Daily Herald...

Just before the final vote on the National Defense Authori-zation Act for Fiscal Year 2008, Jackson inserted language repealing the so-called Weller Amend-ment relating to the South Suburban Airport in Will County. The amendment secured Will County control of the Peotone airport and ensured federal procurement guidelines are met during airport construction.

“The results of a Democratic majority in Congress have been felt by the people of Will County,” Weller said. “Jesse Jackson has again shown disdain for the wishes of the bi-partisan leadership of Will County.

“It has always been the view of myself, County Executive (Larry) Walsh, and Board Chairman (Jim) Moustis that Will County should control its own destiny with an airport built in Will County.

“My legislation empowers Will County to stand up against Cook County interests that wish to invade its sovereignty.”

“Mr. Jackson has proclaimed the desires of the elected leaders with actual jurisdiction over the proposed airport site as worthless,” Weller continued.

“He continues to take a ‘my way or the highway' approach to this project to further his personal political aspirations.

“For Jackson, this has never been about what's best for Will County - only what's best for himself.”

5 comments:

fedup dem 12:53 AM  

Hey Cong. Weller, just be grateful Cong. Jackson and the Democrats aren't making a power grab for Guatemala's airports!

Anonymous,  11:47 AM  

JACKSON IS A TYPICAL CHICAGO POL. IT IS ABOUT POWER HE IS TRYING TO SET UP HIS OWN MACHINE. HE WANTS TO BE MAYOR OF CHICAGO AND CONTROL AN AIRPORT IN WILL CO.

His girl DEB HALVORSON is running for Cong. in will co she is there to help his take over.

Anonymous,  8:06 AM  

Wait a second. Anonymous: You think Halvorson is Jackson's girl? All you have to do is a google search to realize that couldn't be further from the truth.

Noah Robinson,  9:00 AM  

The only job that Jesse Jackson Jr got was from Ed Hanley.

Jackson's airport push is convuluted. He is a one trick pony. The people in Will County don't want a Chicago arrogant boss telling them what to do.

Aaron Slick,  9:51 AM  

Debbie Halvorson is not "Jackson's girl". Let's get this straight, once and for all. She is "Emil Jones's girl".
I just wanted to set the record straight. Debbie is a very nice lady who knows that in order to further her political career, she has to be somebody's boot-licker in the Democrat Party. She preferred the taste of Emil's boots, it seems.

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