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Givemeliberty - Rauner previews \'right to work zones\' as first-year priority - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Good move Bruce, the whole state would be better but that would be an uphill battle. I'm sure the pro choice democrats will jump on this band wagon with ya. HA!!
1950Brutus - Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Makes one long for the "good ole days" when parents parented and coaches coached and the paths did not cross.
polkadot76 - Sheffield steps down at QND basketball coach - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Does anybody think it is a coincidence that he bailed out when he did?
1950Brutus - Strawman: #Hashtag You\'re It... - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Your comment on delusional, convoluted rants brought to mind Al Franken - If Sarah is the real voice of the right wing then Franken is the real voice of the left wing. We loonies haven't cornered the market on delusional and convoluted. It you want to do more research you can goggle Barney Frank. I would suite with Sarah anytime - probably much less drooling to deal with than Barney.
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Does Sarah Palin really scare you liberals that much? Really, we conservatives aren't clamoring for her to run. She was too damaged by the mistake of running with the RINO McCain to ever have a chance at winning anyway.

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Celebrate? Monday is Tax Freedom Day in Illinois

9 months 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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