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ONCEMORE1 - REBEL MEDIA: You\'re a grand old flag - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The tone of both your posts on this topic indicate a disdain for the unequal distribution of federal taxes paid back to the States that paid them. I feel many on this site share that feeling. But by not mentioning the other, more personal disparity of the Government's virtual seizure of working people's earned income through taxation and subsequent distribution to non-workers, non-earners,…
WarCry - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I don't believe employees are allowed to have/use cellphones in the courtrooms. That's where they're not allowed. I've been in a lot of the other offices - with my phone - that are in the courthouse. The restriction is specifically for the disturbance that you KNOW would be caused in courtrooms. And that's not even talking about people that would try and be a-holes recording…
mizzznicki - Quincy Police Blotter for July 23, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
im sorry, but what idiot leaves their residence or vehicle unlocked. if thats the case the police should b able to look at the "victim" & just give an oh-well shrug like I do my preschoolers. what else do they expect to happen?
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Videoing Quinn is hardly a crime and I thought politicians wanted transparency. If Quinn can't speak and have his remarks taped , maybe he has something to hide.
pjohnf - Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Us down staters like local control and certainly don't want the state to control any of our taxing bodies. We may have too many tax bodies but it gives us local control which is good thing. Centralization is a bad thing as shown by the Obama government and the Quinn/Madigan cabal which are out of control. The corrupt Chicago thug democrats have virtually destroyed Illinois and we in down state…

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Celebrate? Monday is Tax Freedom Day in Illinois

2 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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