Two Guys on Politics S1E17: Year in Review, FEMA pays for COVID deaths, All American Essay Contest

Two Guys on Politics: Year in Review, FEMA pays for COVID deaths, All American Essay Contest

S1 E17, 12-30-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look back over the first 17 episodes of the podcast, discussing the assault in religious freedom in America, racism, the new Cold War with Russia and Russia’s tyrant Vladimir Putin, and China’s growing economic influence. Topics also included the rising crime in Chicago, and the fact that more than 75 percent of the 800,000 Americans who died of Coronavirus COVID were Senior Citizens 65 years of age and older and how seniors are pandered to by the government. They compared how Russia is threatening a takeover of the Ukraine to the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939. Lipinski and Hanania also discussed how many “Democrats” in Chicago were actually more conservative especially in statewide and national elections going back to the 1950s.

Also discussed is how issues of discrimination have become bludgeons for political purposes and how many people are burdened with being racist even though they are not racist. Why can’t Americans discuss and debate controversial issues like race, Gay Rights, women’s rights, and minority rights without becoming disagreeable, or without accusing people of racism just for having a different voice. People who respond to issues by making personal attacks are basically admitting they can’t defend their positions.

Muslims, Lipinski said, are the minority group that face the highest level of discrimination and racism in America.

They also discussed how the so-called Spanish Flu was blamed on Spain but in fact it began in a military training camp in the heartland of the United States.

Finally, Lipinski discusses his All American Essay Contest for students in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade with the topic for this essay competition “Who was the greatest president?” Any student in those grades can enter the contest. The rules and awards for this essay competition is as follows: the essay must include the student’s name, address, phone number, the name of the student’s school, the school’s phone number, grade and room number. The essay must be at least 400 words but no more than 700 words.

Awards given to the First and Second Place winners in each of the three grades, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In addition, a cash prize will be given to the First Place winner in each grade, 6th 7th and 8th grade. There is also a cash prize for the school that has the most student entries.

Entries should be mailed to Bill Lipinski, 5305 Lawn Avenue, Western Springs, IL. 60558.

For more information about this new All American Essay Contest, please email me at BillLipinski@hotmail.com.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast

Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper www.ArabNews.com

Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com

Two Guys on Politics S1E16: The Moral Indictment of failed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

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Two Guys on Politics S1E16: The Moral Indictment of failed Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx

S1 E16, 12-21-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the political indictment of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx by Special Prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett criminal investigation, Dan Webb. Webb’s report was released and is a scathing indictment of Foxx’s failure as the Cook County State’s Attorney. You can CLICK HERE to read the full Dan Webb report on Foxx’s lies and the failures of her office to fight crime. 

Lipinski and Hanania also talk about Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the rising crime.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast

Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

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12-18-21 Two Guys on Politics: The Economic Threat from China S1E15

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12-18-21 Two Guys on Politics: The Economic Threat from China S1E15

S1 E15, 12-18-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the growing “New Cold War” this time focussing on the growing economic threat of the People’s Republic of China, the world’s most powerful Communist regime. China not only has attracted hundreds fo major American corporations to their country, allowing those companies to profit by exploiting China’s lower wage work force but also  is the largest foreign investor in American based assets from land, to corporations and Financial Debt.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast offers a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side.

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

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Two Guys on Politics: The Russia Problem, Ukraine and the New Cold War S1E14

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Two Guys on Politics: The Russia Problem, Ukraine and the New Cold War 

S1 E14, 12-03-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania look at the growing “New Cold War” between the United States and Russia as Vladimir Putin solidifies his power, undermines Democracy and returns his country to the old Soviet Communism. As Russian troops buildup along the Ukraine, President Biden has wanted them not to take any action. Is Biden tough enough or is Putin seeing a weakness. Russian influence has grown in Syria, in Afghanistan and in Iraq creating a new front that includes Iran to Turkey. What can Biden do to prevent the US and Russians from returning to a New Cold War that could become violent engaging NATO forces? Russian can destabilize the entire region including creating a new front in the Middle East.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast

Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

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Two Guys on Politics S1E13: the politics of the Rittenhouse and Arbery court cases

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Two Guys on Politics: on the politics of the Rittenhouse and Arbery court cases

S1Ep13 11-24-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the reactions to the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in the shooting deaths of two people and wounding of a third in a jury trial in Kenosha and the murder convictions of Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael and their neighbor William Bryan for the shooting death of African American Ahmaud Arbery.

Take the poll on this website on both trials.

While the far Right and the far Left have taen different views on both cases, playing politics with each, the centrist view or the Reagan Democratic view is that the outcomes of both were not only morally correct but justified.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast

Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

Our web address is http://www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com

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Two Guys on Politics: Eliminate Taxes for Seniors on Social Security S1E12

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Two Guys on Politics: Eliminate Taxes for Seniors on Social Security

Nov 20, 2021 S1E12

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the challenges facing Senior Citizens who are on fixed incomes and depending on Social Security. Hanania wrote a column detailing a program to help seniors who earn $100,000 or less to protect their social security retirements without having to pay taxes.

After discussing the plan, Lipinski, a former Congressman, said that he believed the plan was workable and that some members of Congress should introduce it and make seniors the priority.

Seniors need to blobby for this plan. Here’s the basic proposal:

SENIOR TAX WAIVER $100,000 Limit

The goal is to protect Social Security income and allow the senior to do some work to a total combined taxable income of $100,000, and benefit from other tax and healthcare and prescription benefits.

Category 1:

Seniors 65 and older earning under $100,000 in total combined income, including married couples with one spouse under 65 who is not collecting social security.

Eliminate all taxation up to $100,000. No income taxes (Federal and state), and no property taxes (or a property tax reduction of 50 percent to a ceiling of $3,500 a year).

Provide free healthcare and prescription drugs for senior, and reduced costs for spouse under 65.

Encourage utility companies to reduce charges by 50 percent for (electricity, water, telephone, gas, cable TV, WiFi.)

Category 2:

Married couple both over 65, both collecting social security and earning combined taxable income under $150,000

Eliminate all taxation for the first $150,000. No income taxes (Federal and state), and no property taxes (or a property tax reduction of 50 percent to a ceiling of $3,500 a year).

Provide free healthcare and prescription drugs for both seniors, and reduced costs for spouse under 65.

Encourage utility companies to reduce charges by 50 percent.

Category 3:

Seniors 65 and older earning combined taxable income under $250,000 (including married couples with one spouse under 65)

Eliminate taxation on income up to $100,000 and resume tax on income above $100,000.

Category 4:

Married couples, both over 65, both collecting social security and earning combined taxable income under $250,000.

Eliminate taxation on combined income up to $150,000 and resume tax on income above $150,000.

About “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast

Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

Our web address is http://www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com

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Two Guys on Politics S1E11: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Veterans Day, & Cargo & inflation

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Two Guys on Politics: Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, Veterans Day, & Cargo & inflation

S1 Ep11, Nov. 11, 2021

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, who when 17 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, was armed and trying to protect a business from violent protestors in August 2020 following the Floyd George murder in Minneapolis. Protests had spread around. the country after George’s killing in May 2020 and the protestors looted, destroyed and burned down many businesses. Rittenhouse was confronted by three protestors, two that had guns, and shot them. Two of the protestors died and one was injured. But the focus is on Rittenhouse who defend himself and the case has become a political cause celebrate among the biased mainstream news media.

Lipinski and Hanania talk about Veteran’s Day and also their own military service, Lipinski in the U.S. Army and Hanania in the U.S. Air Force.

And, they discuss the continued stagnation of cargo ships at American ports and the impact on goods and products and on inflation.

“Two Guys on Politics” Podcast: Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side

Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at http://www.SuburbanChicagoland.com.

Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group and Middle East column at the Arab News Newspaper http://www.ArabNews.com

Our web address is http://www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com

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Two Guys on Politics S1E10: Nov. 2 elections portend Democratic midterm losses in 2022

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Two Guys on Politics S1E10: Nov. 2 elections portend Democratic midterm losses in 2022

Season 1, Episode 10. Nov. 4, 2021

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former Chicago City Hall reporter Ray Hanania analyze the surprising Nov. 22, 2021 elections in which several Republicans easily defeated incumbent Democrats setting the stage for a much stronger Republican comeback in the midterm elections in 2022.

The defeat of former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin in the race for governor. The surprise victory of a New Jersey truck driver Edward Durr who spent less than $200 in his legislative campaign unseating veteran Democratic New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney.

The thin victory margin of incumbent Democrat Philip D. Murphy over Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli.

But the big issue is how the biased mainstream news media favored Democrats and possibly contributed to their defeat by favoring the Democrats and exaggerating their performance. Would the Democrats have done better if they felt that their races were in jeopardy?

Blame the media for the loss and blame the media for the upcoming anti-Democrat surge in next year’s midterm elections.

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Two Guys on Politics: S1E9 President Joe Biden and the fight over the national budget

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Two Guys on Politics: S1E9 President Joe Biden and the fight over the national budget

Season 1, Episode 9, 10-29-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the battle in the Democratic Party to pass an annual budget for 2022 and President Biden’s national address to the American people. Lipinski and Hanania discuss the divisions that have prevented the budget passage and the impact it will have on the American people and on the 2022 national elections and likelihood that the Democrats will lose control of the House and the Senate.

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Two Guys on Politics S1E8: Silvana Tabares, Mayor Lightfoot, FOP’s John Catanzara, crime and journallism

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Two Guys on Politics S1E8: Silvana Tabares, Mayor Lightfoot, FOP’s John Catanzara, crime and journallism

Season 1, Episode 8, 10-22-21

Former Congressman Bill Lipinski and former City Hall reporter Ray Hanania discuss the battle over Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s vaccination mandate, push back from City Council members including Ald. Silvana Tabares of the 23rd Ward, and the war of words by Lightfoot against FOP President John Catanzara. A pro-Lightfoot judge Cecilia Horan unethically issued a restraining order against Catanzara censoring his right to express his views on Lightfoot’s vaccine mandate on Chicago Police. Horan worked with Lightfoot and shares a strong connection through their association with Gay Rights organizations. Lightfoot is a hypocrite who claims to embrace diversity but in reality discriminates against a majority of Americans who are not women, not Gay and not African American, targeting the city with anti-White policies.

Lipinski offers a brief tribute to Phil Kadner, former Southtown writer, columnist who retired this week. Hanania offers a slightly different perspective of his former colleague at the Southtown and run-ins they have had.

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