atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6768: And THERE WE GO.

So the Illinois government wants a property tax increase. The article seems to be saying that the tax increase is going to effect owners of apartment buildings, so that if you own an apartment building and you provide 20% of your apartments for low-income housing, you get a break on your taxes. If you don't, your taxes go up.

Pritzker got into the Governor's office by saying he wanted to emplace a so-called progressive tax and then do a reduction in property taxes, because Illinois already has some of the highest property taxes in the nation.

The reality of the situation is that if the voters approve the constitutional amendment which is required to allow a scaled tax rather than the utterly fair and reasonable flat tax now in place, income taxes will skyrocket and there will never, never, ever be any cuts to property taxes.

When politicians say, "Give us a tax increase here and we'll cut taxes there," they are lying to you. They will never cut taxes, not ever. They will make excuses as to why they could not, but the excuses will be nothing but bullshit.

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Speaking of bullshit, about halfway down this post one of the "Squad", the horseshit communist Democrats, says,
Rep. Rashida Tlaib said "I'm more Palestinian in the halls of Congress than I am anywhere in the world."

Tlaib said her roots to the West Bank are "still very strong," adding, “I'm going to be a voice for them" in Congress.
The "Trump War Room" responded, "Why not be a voice for the Americans who elected you?"

You see, this stupid twat was elected not to represent Palestinians but American citizens. She's got no business whatsoever representing the interests of a foreign country, or a group of foreigners who want to be a country, or whatever the hell Palestine is.

It is a violation of her oath of office to make that statement.
I, [name], do solemnly swear [or "affirm"] that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
So, yeah, that needs investigation.

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*SNERK* "Baltimore may have a violent crime problem," goes the headline of this post linking a story about Baltimore's new deputy police commissioner being robbed at gunpoint.

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There's been plenty of activity across the street, so it looks as if they're working on fixing the place up again. Today it sounds as if the kids are back, or at least over to play while the parents work on the house some more.


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