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    Since there hasn't been any announcements on what...

    Since there hasn't been any announcements on what was on TCH wish list no way of knowing or if they got approved. She did get herself a nice 1600.00 pay raise not bad for a part time job.
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    According to the Sun Times every legislator was...

    According to the Sun Times every legislator was asked to come up with between 2.5M to 3M . State Senators 5M to 6M.
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    According to TCH it is a county responsibility. ...

    According to TCH it is a county responsibility. Plenty of non-profits in Illinois get taxpayer funding. Look at the the 45B in Pork our legislators have passed this year. So the its maintained by a...
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    I wouldn't count on very much from TCH. I'm a...

    I wouldn't count on very much from TCH. I'm a frequent rider on the Prairie Path which has seen little or no improvement over the years. So I asked her if there was a possibility of getting some...
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    Pritzker financed his own campaign which meant...

    Pritzker financed his own campaign which meant that IEA money was used to help down ballot candidates like Terra Costa Howard. So, don't look for pension reform or property tax relief ever in...
  6. Thread: Fair Tax?

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    The States budget is 40B a record, a billion more...

    The States budget is 40B a record, a billion more than asked for. And it balances which is a first in a long time. But out of that 40B there is a small surplus of 150M which will go to pay down...
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    Yes the State of Illinois is now taking over from...

    Yes the State of Illinois is now taking over from the Mob and is probably a lot more profitable . I bet Mike Madigan is worth a lot more and far more powerful than Al Capone ever was.

    In the new...
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    Eight new positions cost 1M works out to 125,000...

    Eight new positions cost 1M works out to 125,000 per year on average. So probably not teacher positions but Administrator positions. Speaking of teachers doesn't their contract come up soon ?
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    If you're a Republican in Illinois your sole...

    If you're a Republican in Illinois your sole purpose is to vote for losing candidates and to get your pockets picked. The only vote that in the end will matter for Republicans is between U-Haul or...
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    This way she can claim that she voted against the...

    This way she can claim that she voted against the tax increase while at the same time Mike Madigan just wanted her to vote yes on the Constitutional Amendment . Which is why he funded her campaign. ...
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    Our State Representative is a Democrat. Our State...

    Our State Representative is a Democrat. Our State Senator is a Democrat. Our Congressman is a Democrat. Both of our US Senators are Democrats. Our Governor is a Democrat. Every State wide office is...
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    Yes "Tax Hike Terra" Voted with Mike Madigan who...

    Yes "Tax Hike Terra" Voted with Mike Madigan who funded her campaign last year. So we know where Terra's loyalties lies . Next up . Gasoline taxes, Plastic Bag Tax, Netflix Tax, Cable Tax, Ride...
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    A quick calculation of my property tax bill and...

    A quick calculation of my property tax bill and looking at a two homes in my neighborhood that are listed as contingent I'm paying about 2.4 percent of my homes value in property taxes. Nationally...
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    About one percent or a little under two hundred ....

    About one percent or a little under two hundred . But State income tax went up by some thirty percent. State income tax has almost double since 2011. And Illinois still has some of lowest funding...
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    Why they have set this up so that initially it...

    Why they have set this up so that initially it will Just be the rich who will see their taxes go up. But that's just a bait and switch. Sure maybe at first it will just those making over 250,000 who...
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    You soon may. ...

    You soon may.

    https://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-pritzker-confident-his-fair-income-tax-plan-will-pass-/5266845/
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    Latest Chicago MSA population numbers

    The US Census bureau, released its annual estimate for the nations Metropolitan areas ( MSA ) . The Chicago MSA saw it's population decline for the fourth straight year. DuPage county, which had ...
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    He does. But in the end it won't matter. Taxes...

    He does. But in the end it won't matter. Taxes will go up. The 250,000 limit is just a way to sell this. The Politicians in Springfield are cooking up more ways to spend your tax dollars. Illinois...
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    Well I think we all the answer to that one ....

    Well I think we all the answer to that one . Never.
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    https://www.facebook.com/illinoispolicy/videos/216...

    https://www.facebook.com/illinoispolicy/videos/2167656553351897/

    She tap dances around the question. And she seems more critical of the mailings opposed to the tax hike. Her thinking is that the...
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    It looks like Ms. Howard will indeed vote yes on...

    It looks like Ms. Howard will indeed vote yes on making the State income tax progressive .
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    I think median income in Illinois is around...

    I think median income in Illinois is around 62,000 so anything above that and you are doing pretty good.
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    I would say CTU is correct on both counts. Rahm...

    I would say CTU is correct on both counts. Rahm would certainly agree with that.

    250K isn't written in stone it is just what Pritzker says he wants. Once it is passed Mike Madigan will be able to...
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    Ms. Howard took Mike Madigan's money, and got a...

    Ms. Howard took Mike Madigan's money, and got a great deal of support from the public employee unions. So the ads may have been a reminder as to who paid for her election, and who supported her. I...
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    Pretty accurate. The public employee unions and...

    Pretty accurate. The public employee unions and their mostly Democratic politicians pretty much have an iron grip on the State. I don't see that changing any time soon. Politicians who opposed or...
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