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Friday, January 07, 2011

Fleecing of Illinois | Quinn and Illinois Democrats Make Backroom Deals to Increase Your Income Taxes By 75% Instead of Changing the Way Business is Done

Now that the November 2010 election is over, Pat Quinn somehow got re-elected as Governor and the Illinois General Assembly is still under control by the political mafia kingpins such as Speaker Michael Madigan, there are backroom deals that will blast Illinois taxpayers with a SEVENTY-FIVE PERCENT income tax hike.

The tax increase is expected to suck an extra $6.2 billion from the people of Illinois, not including another billion or so that will be added to the corporate income taxes of business.

Instead of dealing head-on with the wild spending and luxury pensions of state government, the plan is to then use the tax increase to borrow (i.e. sink taxpayers into more debt) by about $12.2 billion.

Quinn had campaigned on an increase from 3% to 4% of the income tax rate, but during the summer of 2010, he said it wasn't true he would do more when his budget aide said it would be more like 5%.

Turns out Quinn lied.

The income tax rate will be at 5.25%, far higher than what he promised during the campaign.

Many, including Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, say a tax increase is the wrong step during a serious recession and may backfire.

The tax, borrow and spend scheme does not change the way business is done in Illinois.

They play, you pay.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about the East Aurora School District with all the State aid they have become the richest school district in the area. They also passed a tax increase they did not need in 2006. It funny how the Beacon will not write up the big raises all the administrators got.

Anonymous said...

With other districts waiting on money from the state this about D131 is troubling how can the state keep paying out to the district when 131 has a surplus? By the way they did get all the back money from the state from last year while others wait.

Anonymous said...

Last year rumor has it the East and West side started talking about partnering with the preschools which make sense since The Beacon ran a article about funding and space issues for both districts. D131 didn't want to do it because they didn't want to share the money or have someone else involved in enrollments because they wouldn't be able to hand out favors. The Superintendent and now Board President didn't want to share with another district even though it might have meant more room for pre schoolers on both sides.

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Anonymous said...

Turns out Quinn lied.

jeez,,,what a shock! And from a politician no less. Who would've thunk it?

Anonymous said...

The West side was always the better side of town what happened.

All one needs to do is hire a black superintendent and the federal government & state government will give you all the money you ever need.

I say Jerome Roberts for Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Let's see....
Telling untruths, unnecessary tax increases, and both Democrats. Is Quinn emulating our bearded leader, or is the bearded leader emulating his buddy in Springfield?

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Anonymous said...

Openline needs to get something out about this violence spree and gang war. Cant you FOIA the number of police officers working the street with no spin? I know that two broke bones in Dec., and some are on maternity leave as well as deployed in the military. I hear Weisner is "reassigning" the Community Policing Officers to traffic and report writing duty to cover for the 8 that were fired? What are the real numbers? I know I can't get the Beacon-fused to do this type of reporting.

Anonymous said...

The community policing officers haven't been doing anything neighborhood-related for a while now. I can't see how the mayor is "reassigning" them...!

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you but the Mayor has zero control over the assignment of the COP officers. This is being done because the Chief is trying to be as efficient as he can with less. Perhaps trying to make sure his officers are safe. The Mayor has no control over the functions of the Fire Department or the Police Department. He would not have the faintest idea how to run a police or fire department. I can tell you an estimate of police officers on the afternoon shift is about 29 officers. That is if every district is filled. There are about 18 COP officers in total. So assuming no one is hurt or off on a vacation or personal day Those are your numbers. If you look at the numbers its breaks down to about 6000 persons per officer give or take a few. It is my understanding that the staffing requirements have not been reduced so they are working more with less. The calls for service are increasing not decreasing so you are just by default going to wait longer for your non emergent call to be handled. Also it is leaving less time for traffic enforcement and other routine patrol efforts. Officers still have to write reports and enter evidence do administrative duties and the like. Oh and they still get to take a lunch break as everyone else in the working world is entitled to. So please go easy on them when they show up to your car crash hours later, its the Mayor's fault you have to wait a little longer.

Anonymous said...

To 1/7/11 @ 5:25pm
You can add Superintendant Jerome Roberts to that list. The last referendum that D131 got was definitely not needed. Roberts is the one who said the district did.

Anonymous said...

Except none of us get paid to be on a lunch break, or receive overtime for showing up to work 10 minutes early. Everyone from the patrol officers to the Chief get a paid lunch hour, even if your assigned to spend the whole day in the office conducting administrative duties.

Anonymous said...

Actually by law you do not get paid for any meal time of 30 mins or more unless you are not completely relieved of your duties in which case it SHALL be a paid meal period. Police and fire personnel are not completely relieved of their duty while on their 30 min lunch break. I would suggest that if your pissed off about not getting a paid lunch at your job you should try and become a police or fireman. I get an hour of paid lunch by the way!

Anonymous said...

Oh I forgot to mention that they do not get paid 10 minutes of overtime to show up to work early just because. They actually are required to be dressed and sit in an inservice, or what you would call a meeting, so they can be updated about the essential going's on of the previous shifts. You know, important stuff like who killed who and who is shooting what, and what kind of car do we look for. Its not like showing up early to get a bagel and coffee, they actually have to work for that overtime.

Anonymous said...

Hey 12:49,
Spoken like a true minion of the law. Now on a more serious note, meal breaks, as long as conforming to labor law, are established by the employer, and paid or not paid at their discretion.
It sounds to me as if someone is suggesting Cass Sunstein, Obama's regulatory czar, mandate a meal period of specific length for each and every employee in the United States, and determine whether this time be paid or unpaid.
Hell might as well let him decide what we should eat.... No wait, that's Michelle's job.

Anonymous said...

Streets are getting bad. Bad guys know police department short.

Watch yourselves

Anonymous said...

openline-come on your dropping the ball on local police and crime issues. Where are you?

Anonymous said...

Openline's been deleting posts again. The coward can't handle the truth.