Category: Taxation

Obama Administration Says NO To Medicaid Verification

Obama Administration Says NO To Medicaid Verification
Illinois wants to make sure that people applying for Medicaid produce a little more proof than merely writing down an address as proof of residency, except the Obama Administration says NO! The reason for that is because the procedure would have been more restrictive than the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I can’t see... Read more »

Email Seeking Straight Answers From Boehner Nets GOP Talking Points Instead

Email Seeking Straight Answers From Boehner Nets GOP Talking Points Instead
It seems to me that whenever I send a public official a letter or an email seeking some straight answers, I get anything but. Rather than simply getting to the heart of the matter and answering the questions, politicians must make it a point to weave their stale party talking points into any response. It... Read more »

Obama Debt Ceiling Crisis Spurs Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee To Play Race Card - Shameful!

Obama Debt Ceiling Crisis Spurs Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee To Play Race Card - Shameful!
I guess it was just a matter of time before someone would throw out the race card when it came to President Obama and the Debt Ceiling Crisis. The only question was who would be the one to play it? And the winner, or whiner if you prefer, is U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx),... Read more »
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Get The Burdizzo Ready - The GOP Lining-Up For Party Castration!

Get The Burdizzo Ready - The GOP Lining-Up For Party Castration!
Okay Eric Cantor, maybe the time has come for the GOP to give back all those gains made at the mid-terms anyhow. The Republican Party, and in particular the Tea Party Caucus, may feel that they have to stay the course with their debt ceiling game of chicken as a means to keep their credibility... Read more »

Debt Crisis / Political Sausage-Making: Americans Could Care Less When Held Hostage

Debt Crisis / Political Sausage-Making: Americans Could Care Less When Held Hostage
Political pundits and policy wonks may understand the “Art of Political Sausage-Making,” but, to average Americans it may as well be like trying to learn speaking Mandarin. To the Average Joe, instant gratification will always win out over some nifty policy creation that doesn’t enhance their lives or kick in until 2014. Let’s face it,... Read more »

Obama and GOP - No Deal, No Social Security Checks? No Vote For You!

Obama and GOP - No Deal, No Social Security Checks? No Vote For You!
I don’t know about you, but this game of chicken between President Obama, Democrats and Republicans is getting annoying. With the nation mired in the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, lawmakers have decided that now is the time to jeopardize the global financial markets instead of letting cooler heads prevail and postpone the... Read more »
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Number Of Taxing Districts Out Of Hand But Aren't We To Blame?

Number Of Taxing Districts Out Of Hand But Aren't We To Blame?
Back on April 21st I published a post describing how 6,994 Local Government Units were over-burdening Illinois Taxpayers. Well, forget that 6,994 number. According to an article by the Chicago Tribune Watchdogs, that number now stands at nearly 8,500. The original number was high enough to make anyone take a double-take, but my goodness Illinois... Read more »

Emily Good Arrested Invoking Her Legal Right To Tape Police

Emily Good Arrested Invoking Her Legal Right To Tape Police
The Rochester, New York Police Department evidently must be a very paranoid group. Back in May of this year, a citizen by the name of Emily Good was arrested for invoking her legal right to video tape the police conduct an investigation from the safety of her own property line’s sidewalk. I don’t know about... Read more »

Illinois Democrats Tout Education Then Cut The Shit Out Of Funding

Illinois Democrats Tout Education Then Cut The Shit Out Of Funding
How many times must we hear the same old refrain on how committed our hapless Democratic leadership is to education? They obviously don’t believe a single word of what they say. I mean how could they? They have cut the shit out of education funding while not paying their obligations. Now another $171 million is... Read more »
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Illinois Households Will Owe State $42,000 Each

Illinois Households Will Owe State $42,000 Each
As it stands right now, each Illinois household is responsible for the repayment of $10,000 to reimburse bondholders due to the inaction of our Democratic dominated legislature. However, when we add in all the unpaid bills, pension requirements and health-care liabilities that are rapidly piling up, that repayment figure will jump to a whopping $42,000... Read more »