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qfingers - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
It's not tax abatement...it's a tax refund which is a financing tool. And there's lots more than what is listed on your link It's a rather long section of 65 ILCS 5/11-74 http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?Ac...
Givemeliberty - Iowa company pitches Newcomb development proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The pill Hobart is wanting the city to take would be easier to swallow, if they were bringing American Family, AT&T, Motorola, or something like it to fill up this building with 300-400 Jobs. Sadly though projects like the one I just described or the Newcome Lofts will only come to this area with help from the City or County (not saying the city should give in to all of Hobarts demands) because the…
UrKidsWillPay - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
The TIF district does not include a Property Tax abatement. Those are features of the Enterprise Zone which this site is not a part of. Would like to know how we are going to force that one through against our rules.....not that I doubt they will do it. Take a look at the eligible TIF expenses and tell me where they are going to lie to us to classify 1.8 million of a 4 million project as TIF eligible.…
UrKidsWillPay - Quincy Police Blotter for September 30, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Could be or it could be for a burnout. which could be defined as unsafe because you lack complete traction. Or it could be for accelerating too fast but not buring the tires and without going over the speed limit. or she could have exited a private drive like the bowling alley without properly yielding.
qfingers - Mayor Moore discusses Newcomb proposal - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Just remember that getting taxable property there doesn't bring in any extra $$ for the city. What it does is lower property taxes for the rest of us. Obviously more $$ back for more expensive properties (i.e. same % saved across the board). By the same token the TIF district raises our taxes until such time as the TIF expires. That's because some of the tax $$ are diverted to a special…

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Strawman: Bullys Come in Many Colors.........

5 months, 2 weeks ago by Strawman

 

 

Most of us have experienced the lead up to a playground fight.  It usually starts with one party calling the other party names while the other party looks on.  The second party responds in kind only to see party number one step up and add a physical element to the equation.  Maybe it’s a shove, maybe it’s the finger---maybe it’s a poke in the chest.

Which is what we’re seeing in Nevada with the Bundy case.  Cliven Bundy, according to some sources, has been illegally having his cattle graze on property controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 1993.  Bundy has tangled with the law numerous times during that past 20 years and has used the argument that his Mormon ancestors worked the land in question back in 1877 and he’s within his rights have his cattle graze there.   But this is Harry Reid’s state and you can fill in the blank from there. Bundy supporters, who Reid calls “terrorists”, faced off with the Feds earlier this week. We almost had an incident.  But the Feds backed down, and returned Bundy’s cattle—cattle they had confiscated under the rule of law.  Yeah.  

Will this become another Waco---another Ruby Ridge?  Time will tell. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/04/15/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-long-fight-between-cliven-bundy-and-the-federal-government/

And then there’s the case of Andy Johnson of Wyoming.  After Johnson and his wife, Katie, built a stock pond on their eight-acre farm the EPA came in and said he violated the Clean Water Act.  Apparently Johnson needed the blessing of the Army Corp of Engineers—another in a long list of do-nothing-power-grabbing-government-agencies, which he didn’t get—because it’s a POND!!! A man-made pond meant to attract wildlife—which is exempt from Clean Water Act regulations.  Oh!

 http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/14/wyoming-welder-faces-fine-for-building-pond-on-his-own-property/

The EPA has told Johnson to return the land to its original state or face fines. Big life changing fines. All that’s still pending. 

You won’t find the word “contrition” in any EPA handout as the EPA is NEVER wrong.

So, who among you is the next Cliven Bundy or Andy Johnson?  Do you know anyone who’s recently built a lake or a pond on a piece of “just-get-away-from-it-all” property?

Now, were I Eric Holder, the race card would have been proudly displayed here because, after all, both Bundy and Johnson are white.  Apparently they’re both family men (family—mom-dad-children all live in the same home), have jobs, and pay taxes.   They both sound like the kind of people that Holder and his BFF, Barack Obama, have little or no use for---other than to help fund the regime’s endeavors.

Ah, the EPA, Corp of Engineers, the IRS….those are some pretty big clubs Mr. Obama has in the bag, hmmmm??  Is there a Lois Lerner type at the EPA or Corp?  You know there is.

And while we’re focusing on the Corp, has anyone heard the rumor about the ENBRIDGE project called “THE FLANAGAN SOUTH” pipeline being held up just north of Quincy by the Corp?

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3252291/flanagan-south-tar-sands/

From what I understand ENBRIDGE had been granted a permit during the project planning stages to drill under the Mississippi River to connect the Illinois and Missouri pipe (it’s all over Northeast Missouri).  But in a typical Obama “move the goalposts when the urge moves me stunt”, the Corp changed its mind---like about 6 months ago---and the pipeline has come to a halt.  Not on the Missouri side---they’re still going full blast, but nothing is moving until someone at the Corp, or maybe the EPA or maybe the DOJ has had a moment to pray over the issue.  Smells like another Keystone pipleline (remember that one?) to me.

And speaking of prayer….keep those you love in yours today.

 

  

 

 

 

 


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