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qfingers - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News -
#1 The total city council budget is $258,000. Cutting the entire budget would not even come close to funding 1 fire station. #2 The Mayor can't "take away" anything. The council would have to approve changes for subsequent members of the council as they can't change their own compensation (in either direction). And good luck getting them to decrease any such thing.
WarCry - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News -
Please look up the Quincy city municipal code and show me which passage allows the Mayor to "take away" anything from anyone. As you may (or may not, I suppose) have noticed, the entire city council had to vote on the budget cuts. The Mayor didn't make any cuts. He proposed a budget. Implying that the mayor made these changes demonstrates either 1) a lack of understanding of the city government…
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Okay, DMtnDew. So, when Mrs. Smith's toaster oven catches fire, by the time the FD gets there, it's the size of her TV. Whoa! Better hire more firefighters!
OneMansPoison - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News -
jungle, you seem to think the firemen are earning their pay by climbing skyscrapers, lunging head-long into burning buildings, rescuing your neighbor's cat, etc. Maybe the police are chasing perps down dark alleys, jumping fences with both guns blazing, all while making sure they don't infringe on folk's rights? The majority of their time is spent otherwise, really. They are good people,…
Stupid_Dems - Quincy Fire Station #6 set to shut down - Quincy, IL News -
How about you study Quincy city charter and learn WHO makes city laws and who authorizes what and where money is spent. The aldermen you talk about have all the power, not the mayor.

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Walgreens to renounce U.S. citizenship

9 months, 2 weeks ago

Move will reduce taxes while company continues to receive incentives from Illinois


Walgreens CEO, Gregory D. Wasson, announced that it plans to move its corporate headquarters to Switzerland as part of a merger with Alliance Boots, a European drugstore chain. The move will allow Walgreens profits to be taxed a lower rate in Switzerland and reduce Walgreens taxes in Illinois.

Walgreens plans the move, even though the taxpayers of Illinois gave it a $6 million tax credit over a period of 10 years, provided $625,000 in training money and $875,000 in additional tax incentives.

Walgreens tax strategy is called “an inversion.” A U.S. company buys or merges with a foreign company in a low tax jurisdiction, moves its headquarters there, but continues to generate business and profits in the U.S.

According to the New York Times, Neill Geiser, assistant director of Change to Win Initiatives said, “It is unconscionable that Walgreens is considering this tax dodge – especially in light of the millions of dollars it receives from the U.S. taxpayers each year.”

Walgreens received $16.7 billion from Medicare and Medicaid last year. Walgreens’ move will cost U.S. taxpayers about $4 billion over a period of 5 years. (Andrew Sorkin, “Renouncing Corporate Citizenship” N.Y Times, July 1, 2014 p. B8)

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