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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.
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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.
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"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…
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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…
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It was a dumb idea when it was passed in 1947, and it's a dumb idea today.

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VIDEO: Schock Stumps for Moore

1 year, 5 months ago Bryan Nichols

Congressman headlines fundraiser for Mayoral candidate

18th District Congressman Aaron Schock made an appearance in Quincy last night. Schock was headlining a fundraiser for Republican Mayoral candidate Kyle Moore at Spring Lake Country Club.

During the fundraiser, Schock, the youngest member in Congress, said that he had known Moore since he was his Adams County coordinator in his first bid for Congress and was impressed with the effort and hard work he had displayed. He encouraged those in attendance to financially support Moore as much as they could. He said that plenty of union money would make its way into the campaign coffers of Moore’s opponent, incumbent Democratic Mayor John Spring, and that not allowing that money to drown out Moore’s message would be important.

Schock said that he has worked with Mayor Spring and he was a fine man but “being a fine man doesn’t mean you deserve to be re-elected.”

Schock took questions from the media prior to the event. Many of the questions centered on his potential gubernatorial run.

He said the problems in the state of Illinois come as a result of a lack of leadership.

“I come back from Washington D.C. every weekend and have been shocked with the lack of leadership in Springfield, “ Schock said, “Governor Quinn has been in Springfield for 30 years and at some point, you have to lead, follow or get out of the way."

He said that, in spite of being in a safe district and serving on powerful House committees, he is “weighing where he could do the most good.”

“I’m in a position to do good federally, but I continue to see Illinois go in the wrong direction. I see my constituents being put out of work, businesses that are leaving our state, not for Mexico or China but Indiana and Wisconsin. I know I can continue in Congress, I can continue to do work there but my constituents won’t benefit from my work if we have an ever-shrinking economic pie in the state…Whether I run or I get behind someone else who can run, I am adamant that we need to find someone who can win the governorship because we need to change.”

He suggested last week to Chicago media that other potential candidates should think about not running. Schock said he isn’t one to tell anybody they can’t run.

“All I’m suggesting is for some people to run the same kinds of campaigns over and over with the same candidates, I think it’s fair to say ‘what’s going to be different about it this time.’ I think the activists, volunteers and the donors need to take a look at the candidates that are exploring this now and make a decision who they want to get behind so there can be some coalescing behind a candidate.”

However, Schock said that shouldn’t be a party decision.

Congressman Schock has also taken heat recently for his yes vote on the recent “fiscal cliff” bill. Radio and television advertisements aired in the last month locally and around the 18th district claiming he voted for a tax increase, referring to the increase in the payroll tax that occurred when the temporary cut expired.

He was unapologetic on the issue.

“There is going to be no perfect bill as long as you have divided government. We had an opportunity to extend 99% of the Bush era tax cuts permanently for every American and small business. Did it do the cuts and spending reform that we need to work on? No, and those are areas we still need to work on, but I thought overall it was a good bill.”


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