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luigi1- in god we trust 2011/01/17 15:55:50
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Illinois tax hike: Is your state next?

With President Obama and Congressional Republicans having sealed a deal in December to extend the Bush tax cuts through 2011 and 2012, the tax debate has taken a short Washington hiatus and hit the road.


On Wednesday, Illinois kicked off this national tour with high drama. In a lame duck session vote just hours before a new, less heavily Democratic legislature was to be sworn in, the state’s Senate gave final legislative approval to raising the state’s personal income tax by two thirds, from 3% to 5%, and its corporate income tax rate by 45%, from 4.8% to 7%. The tax package, designed to close half the state’s $13 billion 2011 deficit, also brings back the state’s estate tax with an exemption of just $2 million per person, compared to the new $5 million per person exemption from the federal estate tax. (For other states’ 2011 estate taxes,

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  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2011/01/17 17:02:11
    Yes. It already has happened.
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +1
    Republicans move to repeal tax increase

    By Jeff Engelhardt
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    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans wasted no time starting a fight to repeal the income tax increase that Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law Thursday, even though top Democrats almost certainly would block such an effort.

    Sen. Matt Murphy, a Palatine Republican, said he filed legislation Thursday to repeal the increase, which raises the personal income tax rate to 5 percent and corporate income tax to 7 percent for the next four years.

    Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/ar...
  • ~ The R... ~ The R... 2011/01/17 17:07:36
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    +1
    By-the-way, isn't there a law that limits what the taxes can be raised each time?

    Talk about a crazy state:

    Craziest Laws in America

    Illinois

    "Dwarf-tossing," the strange practice of hurling dwarfs in padded suits, is outlawed in the bars of Springfield, Ill., because it's dangerous and exploitative. The practice is apparently allowed elsewhere in town, with a special permit.
    A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
    It is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American".
    Champaign: One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
    Chicago: Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire; It is illegal to give a dog whiskey; Kites may not be flown within the city limits; Spitting is forbidden
    Cicero: Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
    Crete: It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog; Cars may not be driven through the town.
    Des Plaines: Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
    Eureka: A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
    Evanston: Bowling is forbidden; It is illegal to go trick-or-treating on Halloween; It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in...































    By-the-way, isn't there a law that limits what the taxes can be raised each time?

    Talk about a crazy state:

    Craziest Laws in America

    Illinois

    "Dwarf-tossing," the strange practice of hurling dwarfs in padded suits, is outlawed in the bars of Springfield, Ill., because it's dangerous and exploitative. The practice is apparently allowed elsewhere in town, with a special permit.
    A state law in Illinois mandates that all bachelors should be called master, not mister, when addressed by their female counterparts.
    It is illegal to speak English. The officially recognized language is "American".
    Champaign: One may not pee in his neighbor's mouth.
    Chicago: Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire; It is illegal to give a dog whiskey; Kites may not be flown within the city limits; Spitting is forbidden
    Cicero: Humming on public streets is prohibited on Sundays.
    Crete: It is considered an offense to attempt to have sex with one's dog; Cars may not be driven through the town.
    Des Plaines: Wheelbarrows with For-Sale signs may not be chained to trees.
    Eureka: A man with a moustache may not kiss a woman.
    Evanston: Bowling is forbidden; It is illegal to go trick-or-treating on Halloween; It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
    Fairfield: It is unlawful for "Negroes" to be within county boundaries from sundown to sunrise.
    Freeport: It is illegal to expectorate from any second-story window.
    Galesburg: There is a $1,000 dollar fine for beating rats with baseball bats.
    Homer: It is against the law to use a slingshot unless your are a law enforcement officer.
    If the Rushville, Ill., city council doesn't have a quorum, those sent can have the cops go out and arrest absent members and bring them to the meeting.
    In Illinois it is illegal for barbers to use their fingers to apply shaving cream to a customer's face.
    In Illinois, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animal kept as pets.
    In Chicago it is also illegal to take a French poodle to the opera, and for women over 200 pounds (90 kilos) to ride horses in shorts.
    In Chicago, it is illegal to fish in pajamas.
    In Chicago, people who are diseased, maimed, mutilated, or "otherwise an unsightly or disgusting object" are banned from going out in public.
    In Oblong, it's punishable by law to make love while hunting or fishing on your wedding day.
    It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
    It is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
    It's not clear what this has done to the bar business, but a law in Chicago, makes it illegal to serve liquor to the feeble-minded.
    Kenilworth: A rooster must step back three hundred feet from any residence if he wishes to crow; Hens that wish to cackle must step two hundred feet back from any residence.
    Kirkland: Bees are not allowed to fly over the village or through any of Kirkland's streets.
    Law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
    Moline: Ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited; There is a ban on unnecessary repetitive driving on 23rd Avenue.
    Morton Grove: You may not own a handgun
    Normal: It is against the law to make faces at dogs.
    Orland Park: No pool tables are allowed in a public establishment, because it supports gambling.
    Ottawa: Spitting on the sidewalk is a criminal offense.
    Park Ridge: Trucks may only park inside closed garages.
    Peoria: Basketball hoops may not be installed on a driveway.
    Pullman: It is illegal to drink beer out of a bucket while sitting on the curb; It is forbidden to fish while sitting on a giraffe's neck.
    The English language is not to be spoken.
    Take some elocution lessons if you're going to Joliet, Ill., where it's against the law to mispronounce the city's name. Offenders can be fined up to $500.
    The people in Manteno, Ill., do not want used facial tissue, period. Hence, you cannot "throw, drop or place" a used hankie "upon any public way or public place or upon the floor of any convenience or upon the floor of any theater, hall or assembly or public building or upon the surface or any lot or parcel of ground or on the roof on any building or in any light or air shaft, court or areaway."
    You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
    You may be convicted of a Class 4 felony offense, punishable by up to three years in state prison, for the crime of "eavesdropping" on your own conversation. -720 ILCS 5/14-2.

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  • luigi1-... ~ The R... 2011/01/18 01:01:43
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    The states & cities can do what ever they want to. They just re-zoned & re-appraised our property more that it's present value to get more taxes.

    Ill, CA, NV, NJ & NY are now talking huge tax increases. The last time that happened, they ended up driving homeownere out of state.
  • luigi1-... ~ The R... 2011/01/18 01:02:40 (edited)
    luigi1- in god we trust
    That's a relief for many home owners. It may be only a temporary reprieve. Sooner or later, local taxes will have to go up.
  • BoomLover luigi1-... 2011/01/18 02:21:55
    BoomLover
    +1
    ...or, spending WILL HAVE to go down.....
  • JCD aka "biz" 2011/01/17 16:14:01
    Undecided. Other comment.
    JCD aka "biz"
    +1
    The Republicans are not interested in states, counties, cities, or citizens.
    Only in giving tax breaks to the rich.
  • BoomLover JCD aka... 2011/01/18 02:21:19 (edited)
    BoomLover
    That's just B.S. and you know it! (and you know this posting from France??????)
  • JCD aka... BoomLover 2011/01/23 22:02:41 (edited)
    JCD aka "biz"
    Yes, I am very well aware of the situation in the US, I read posts on SH almost everyday!
    (Plus the global edition of the NY Times, and the Huffington Post). You should know that we are interested here in all things American.
    Also, ultra-rich Americans are buying extremely expensive apartments here in Paris, (thanks to the Bush-era/Obama-era tax cuts for the rich) driving real estate prices sky high, and pricing French people out of the market.
    Some of us are planning to burn US people's cars, and even of bringing back the guillotine!
    Not me, though.
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2011/01/17 15:57:17 (edited)
    Yes. It already has happened.
    luigi1- in god we trust
    Our city property taxes were raised twice in two years. We were just notified of another property tax increase to offset all the empty foreclosed homes not paying taxes.

    The state, county & city are broke. They are now re-starting to school tax seniors again. Seniors have been exempt, prior.
  • The Gov... luigi1-... 2011/01/17 16:52:38
  • luigi1-... The Gov... 2011/01/18 00:57:54
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +2
    The banks have been given a temporary reprieve. Teachers, firemen & police officers have been cut. Schools have been closed or cut back. City services are also cut.

    This is a retirement community mostly. Any more new property taxes on the elderly will be devistating.

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