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1950Brutus - REBEL MEDIA: Bush v. Clinton...yawn - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I think Carl is on his last legs and will be gone - none too soon. As for Dick M - finding out why he got ousted falls in the category of looking a gift weasel in the mouth. I will take this opportunity to repeat my creed - there is no such thing as a wasted vote if you vote for what you believe in.
DaveVictor - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
So, those of using private haulers, who have been subsidizing garbage pick up for years for those who chose to use stickers, now get to pay even more? This isn't going to end well for the Kyle administration.
Givemeliberty - REBEL MEDIA: Bush v. Clinton...yawn - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Been saying this for a couple years now, and I really heard about it last election cycle because I voted for Grimm instead of one of our two Chicago choices. Keep the faith, we're never gonna get a good candidate untill we start to peel off the "I voted for the lesser of two evils" cowards, and get them on our side. I always wondered why Dick Morris lost his job at FOX (as he should have)…
1950Brutus - \'Interview\' pulled after threat; U.S. says North Korea behind Sony hack - Quincy, IL News - Quincy
I decided to hold off prejudging the movie as "crap" but if I was betting money I would bet it is crap. Only thing that could save it "gratuitous nudity".
Givemeliberty - Mayor Moore talks garbage...again - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I have been thinking the same thing, is there a $1000 tax in the works for UPS, FedEx and DHL? Maybe the Federal Government should take a page out of this administrations play book and levy a tax on their competitors trucks. and I am with you on the list of customers, that seems to be serious overreach on the part of any government. The s**t storm of the city rejecting privatization just keeps…

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Celebrate? Monday is Tax Freedom Day in Illinois

7 months, 3 weeks ago By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog

All money earned to that point goes towards taxes

Illinois workers have to get to the end of the day Monday before they can start working for themselves.

Illinois’ Tax Freedom Day, the day workers have earned enough to cover their federal, state and local tax bills, is Monday.

Travis Akin,executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, says part of the blame is the state’s judicial hellhole.

“The hidden lawsuit tax,” Akin explained, is an estimate of the cost of what it costs taxpayers to litigate the thousands of cases that go through Illinois’ courts each year.

“The latest figure is $857 per person, per year,” he said.

Akin said taxpayers see their property tax bill each year, and they notice when more money is taken out of their paychecks. But taxpayers don’t see the true cost of the courts.

“These are the costs that are built into the price of goods and services,” Akin said. “When a company is sued, they don’t absorb those costs. Just like when we raise taxes on businesses, those costs are passed along.”

Akin said Illinois’ judicial hellholes — Madison County, St. Clair County and Cook County — do nothing to trim the cost of the judicial system.

Akin’s group has long pushed for tort reform and is critical of what it calls jackpot justice in Illinois and across the country.

Illinois taxpayers are the seventh to the last in the nation to reach Tax Freedom Day.  New Jersey has the latest Tax Freedom Day, May 9.


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