Posts tagged "Taxation"

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum

Rahm Emanuel Screws Voters Out Of A Referendum
Real Democrats aren’t afraid of leaving the vote up to the people. And that is why Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the other oligarchs will never be confused with being as such. You see what “our Democrats” do is deny the public their right to weigh in on matters of public importance by using a... Read more »

Illinois Super Scofflaws List Is Shameful

Illinois Super Scofflaws List Is Shameful
Well anyone who has read this blog regularly already knows I am no fan of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. And the reason is pretty simple – I believe that they have been a repository for patronage and that that means Illinois Taxpayers are not as well-served as they should be. Granted, they are... Read more »

Chicago Speed Camera Cash Grab

Chicago Speed Camera Cash Grab
Everyone and their mother knows that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would rather sock it to residents and visitors with schemes instead of resorting to raising taxes. And by not raising taxes, Emanuel has a political pawn to play the next time he campaigns. But hitting up anyone and everyone by implementing “blind taxes” off their... Read more »
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Illinois Voter Challenge

Illinois Voter Challenge
I think the time has come for “The People of Illinois” to take back their government and they can begin doing it in a relatively easy manner. It starts by questioning how many government units are required in their particular City, Village, Township, etc. and then using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get... Read more »

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State
So what’s new in Illinois Politics? Absolutely nothing as Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was able to easily defeat the only logical and sensible proposal that could have put a sizable dent in a State Pension System that is putting the state on a sure path to bankruptcy. Oh well, Cullerton would rather placate the... Read more »

Preckwinkle Should Impose Mob Tax Instead Of A Gun Tax

Preckwinkle Should Impose Mob Tax Instead Of A Gun Tax
Beginning today all law-abiding citizens of Cook County (but not in Chicago) must pay a $25 Tax when purchasing a gun. Well, first off, I would hope Cook County citizens use better judgement and decide to purchase their firearms in any other county than Cook because I would not stand for such a clear violation... Read more »
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If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too

If Illinois Legislature Can Make Pension Laws Then They Can Repeal Them Too
I am so damn tired of hearing this crap about the pension and it’s “meeting the state Constitution’s requirement that pensions are a contractual benefit that cannot be “diminished or impaired.” Well here’s a little message to the Illinois Legislature and please pardon the French – B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T! If you can make pension laws than you... Read more »

Ho Ho Ho! Three Gifts Of Political Corruption For Illinois Taxpayers

Ho Ho Ho! Three Gifts Of Political Corruption For Illinois Taxpayers
Ho Ho Ho! Illinois Taxpayers! The only problem with Santa Clauses familiar greeting is that it is really hard to determine exactly how many Santa Clauses there are operating in the State of Illinois! But one thing is certain though, there are a lot of them and these imposters have cost Illinois Taxpayers a bundle.... Read more »

Illinois Governor The "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician

Illinois Governor The  "Quinn"tessential Machine Politician
Huckster and Flim-Flam Man are the descriptions I usually bestow upon Illinois Governor Quinn, although there are probably much better ones if I lower myself to using street lingo. Whatever the description, though, I am sure there are some people who have finally figured out that the Illinois Governor is a “Quinn”tessential Chicago Machine Politician.... Read more »
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Big Illinois Tollway Fare Hike: Will You Or Won't You?

Big Illinois Tollway Fare Hike: Will You Or Won't You?
With the impending Illinois Tollway Board vote to unilaterally increase the tolls, I get the feeling that some people will begin looking for alternatives. Personally – I don’t blame them. So my question is simple – will you or won’t you submit to these increases? Naturally I would think that the decision will be based... Read more »