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UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
This comment was originally posted under PJohF and now it is under pull this leg. Looks like someone has an alter ego or two that they can use to make it look like people are agreeing with them.
1950Brutus - Illlinois Dem leaders urge minimum wage hike - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
40 hours times $8.25 is $330.00. Where does the $77.00 come from ?? Oh YES - this is the net AFTER TAXES are taken out.
UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
"The CPI market basket represents all the consumer goods and services purchased by urban households. Price data are collected for over 180 categories, which BLS has grouped into 8 major groups. These major groups, with examples of categories in each, are as follows: • Food and beverages (ham, eggs, carbonated drinks, coffee, meals and snacks); • Housing (rent of primary residence, fuel oil, bedroom…
UrKidsWillPay - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
What do you mean it would be $8.00 now not accounting for higher cost of living. The governments own website http://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl?cost1=.75&... shows that .75 in 1947 would have the equivalent buying power as $8.02 today. That DOES take into account higher costs of living. ITS…
migraine_in_qcy - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It was a dumb idea when it was passed in 1947, and it's a dumb idea today.

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From dailyherald.com:

Statewide, 2010 property tax levies were up nearly $4.8 billion above 2005 figures.

“I know Illinois is in trouble financially and there's been a lot of talk about restraint, but a $5 billion increase doesn't sound like restraint,” said Don Boyd, co-executive director of the New York-based State Budget Crisis Task Force that recently produced a report on Illinois' ongoing financial struggles.

A Daily Herald analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue reports from 2010 and 2005 shows that 300 suburban school districts in six counties plus Chicago Public Schools accounted for most of the property tax increase. The school districts levied $2.2 billion more in 2010 than they received in 2005, with Cook County's 152 school districts responsible for more than $1 billion of the increase.

The state's reports show Chicago and suburban municipalities increased property taxes by nearly $800 million over the same time period. Townships collected $60 million more, while the six county governments combined to increase their collective levy by almost $90 million more than 2005's take. Libraries, parks, fire districts and other specialty taxing agencies increased taxes by more than $365 million in 2010.

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