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Christie Risks All to Take on Unions

Steve1928 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 5:29 PM
This Illinois taxpayer has no tears for the demise of Illinois state worker pensions. We (the taxpayers) have been the ones holding the bag for out-of-control pensions. Dems have already hiked personal income taxes 66% (my wife was shocked when we did our taxes a few weeks ago), business taxes 47% (I believe). Job growth is in freefall, and the Dems are talking about yet another tax hike (after the elections, just like the first). I can't wait for Nov 6 to send an up-yours to the Dems.
Janet355 Wrote: Apr 15, 2012 10:28 PM
As a fellow Illinois, tax battered ally....I totally agree with you and hope this Democratic bound city (state) comes to its senses before its a ghost town. Crooked, thuggish politics are not the way anymore....just as the Unions are too crooked to continue. Low lifes.
Virginia60 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 2:10 AM
My son made $14,000 this year, twice what he banked last year. His reward? He paid $3,000 to the Feds and $1,300 to Illinois. The IRS simply took away the $400 exemption for Make Work Pay (appropriately named for Make-Work), even though he didn't have to pay his FICA taxes this time. Taxmaggedon is going to be something else.

And if Obama succeeds in taking $millions from the millionaires, that won't put a single penny in my son's pocket, regardless of the fact that the aim is income redistribution. It'll be distributed to Democrat voters/donors.

I wonder whether any teachers will consider putting away their own money into their own pension plans instead of letting their beloved union conspire with our totally corrupt State of...
Virginia60 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 2:11 AM
State of Illinois to pat them on the head and "handle" it for them

The proverbial can only be kicked so far before the can rusts away to nothing. That is what Police in Stockton, California have found out and that is what the pensioners in the entire Illinois retirement system will soon find out.

Stockton Can Suspend Police Accrued Vacation Payouts

A California Superior Court Judge says Stockton Can Suspend Police Accrued Vacation Payouts.

Stockton, the central California city trying to avert bankruptcy, can continue suspending accrued vacation and sick time payouts for its retiring and departing police officers, a state judge ruled.

San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Lesley D. Holland yesterday rejected the...

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