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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Election 2010 | Dan Hynes Runs Against Pat Quinn for Governor...Battle of Who Raises Taxes More?

Dan Hynes made it official he's in the Democrat's primary race for Governor of Illinois against interim Gov. Pat Quinn.

Quinn, who was pushing a 50% increase in the state's income tax, is challenged by Hynes, who's pushing a "progressive income tax" he says will extract $5 billion more from taxpayers.

Hynes also says he wants to add $1 to the cigarette tax, create three more casino licenses and add sales taxes to health club memberships, car rentals and tanning spas.

We say raising taxes is not the solution. Illinois residents are already taxed enough, but spending is out of control.

Unfortunately, if the two Democratic candidates for Governor believe in taking more taxdollars from you, it's more of a choice between dumb or dumber.


Leonard said...

Does anyone get the arrogance of these guys and the belief by all that hold government jobs that they and it is immune from the economics of the times?

Government, contrary to the beliefs of the those in government and those on the left of the isle is a drag on the economy. It can only spend what it steals from the private sector.


If the governor nor anyone else in government has the guts to do so then I suggest again as before;

Make an alphabetical list of the names of everyone in government and fire every third name.

Leonard said...

Federal Pay Continues Rapid Ascent

In a post by Chris Edwards, entitled above, Mr. Edwards wrote as follows:

“In 2008, the average wage for 1.9 million federal civilian workers was $79,197, which compared to an average $49,935 for the nation’s 108 million private sector workers (measured in full-time equivalents). The figure [data] shows that the federal pay advantage (the gap between the lines) is steadily increasing.”

“[The data] Figure 2 shows that the federal advantage is even more pronounced when worker benefits are included. In 2008, federal worker compensation averaged a remarkable $119,982, which was more than double the private sector average of $59,909.”

The above is based upon information published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis and is, of course averages, which are hard to ultimately reconcile, but irrespective of that the data is very illustrative of a huge problem faced by the tax payers of this nation and every state.

I suggest to you that this trend is evident at all levels of government employment. The taxpayer is being destroyed by our own so-called government and do any of you see any indication that this so-called government is concerned what-so-ever?

The answer always is to raise taxes, steal more, raise taxes again and steal more.

The need and the answer is:

1. Cut government jobs
2. Cut back benefits of government employees
3. Require longer terms of employment to be eligible to receive retirement benefits.

Does anyone want to take a guess at the likelihood of any of the above happening?

See the entire post and the data at: