Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Read My Lips - No Tax Hikes

And so Governor Rod Blagojevich begins his reelection campaign by making that most fleeting of promises - the no tax hike pledge. Can someone tell us, is Rod running as a republican or a democrat this time? Republican on tax hikes, Democrat on gun control. Republican on job creation, Democrat on road building.

Of course, the media had to ask him SEVEN times if he was going to stick to his "no tax hikes" pledge of 4 years ago before getting an answer. And if you read between the lines, the answer appears to be, "I'll let the mayors and county officials raise every tax and service charge they can think of, but I think raising state taxes is a bad idea."

But that doesn't mean he wouldn't object to being "forced into it" by a democratic controlled legislature.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time for Chicago Police to solidly back a Republican...who promises not to raid our pension fund...to force the mayor (or his replacement) to guarentee retiree healthcare...and right to carry...and on and on.

2/21/2006 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you see the radio debate highlights? LOL

2/21/2006 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous SIR DONKEY said...

Does anyone remember The current GOV....coming to the FOP union meeting when he was running for election 4years ago.......Donahue & the rest of his guys up on stage at the hall clapping & hugging him. & what did ROD promise.....the same retirement pension for CPD as the state police if it came across his desk to sign. Where is that 25/26 years & 80% pay........Have you seen it? NO!

2/21/2006 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Not Dick Mells Bitch said...

The GOV. also promised to call Mark Donahue the morning after the election to thank F.O.P. (us) for our support, if he was elected.

Several months later at an F.O.P. meeting the question of the phonecall from the GOV. came up under "old business"

Mark Donahue told the members he hadn't heard from Gov. Blagojevich and WAS still waiting for that "thank-you" call..It NEVER came!

FUCK that lying piece of shit Governor. IF F.O.P. endorses him again we deserve every bad thing that happens to us at our next contract negotiation!

P.S. FOP meeting at NOON today.

2/21/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are the taxpayers of this STATE going to wake up! Gov. Blowagoatbitch says he is going to have ALL these programs for eveyone under the sun. Yet he does not tell the citizens of this great state where all this money is going to come from. Maybe he is going to pay for it all out of his $15 MILLION war chest! YEAH RIGHT!

2/21/2006 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TAX THOSE SMOKES! IN FACT BAN THEM! Let the european trash keep smoking. In fact they should raise the medical insurance rates on smokers. If your cancer was caused by smoking then don't cover it. Make those smokers sell everything they own to pay their bills. Next we will do the drunks!

2/21/2006 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, there are less and less taxpayers in the City of Chicago, and the state of Illinois, everyday. The Democrats realize that if they give the mules just enough to keep them coming back for more they can guarantee victory at the polls. Couple the dog vote with the fruit vote and the Lincoln Park wack-job vote and you get the feeling the democrats will control Illinois for the duration. This is not necessarily the case in other states. SAVE YOURSELF, VOTE MCCAIN, and kick any friend or family member in the ass if they suggest they would vote otherwise.

2/21/2006 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cigarettes don't cause cancer, RADIO WAVES cause cancer. Right Lenny?

2/21/2006 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about; "1st Things 1st"??? How many of the last 10 Toll Way commissioners have NOT been indicted? Our last Governor had a small problem with being "less than honest". Tax on Gas, Smokes and Booze goes up in this State, County and City every fucking time someone farts! Who foots this bill? US! Who pays for this corruption? US! Who gets fucked over EVERY time one of these asswipes gets elected? US! Could some one do me a favor: Tell me WHEN WAS THE LAST DECENT POLITICAN? As far as I can remember, a "Political Office" was formed to serve the public, however, I think they have been used as a form of legalized theft. Democrat... Republican... Does it matter? Both sides are slowly fucking over "the people" day by day! I'm not one of these Government Conspiracy Nuts, or some left wing, "cant make up my mind or take a stand about anything except for Gay Rights" nitwits, or even a far right "Hell-fire, brimstone, abortionists, gays, commies, and anyone who don’t think like us is going to Hell" wackos either! (However, Leftie & Lil Malcom, according to Dante; the 7th circle is supposed to be COLD! Hint- dress for the occasion!) The last elections have been "pick from the lesser of the two evils" instead of the "may the best man win". When is this bullshit gonna stop, cause I'm getting sick of getting fucked!

2/21/2006 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Malcolm X's little brother said...

To 12:47 poster:

Dante's "Inferno," wow dude, that is some pretty heavy stuff for the Euro-trash on this site. Perhaps I'll give my take on ole Dante at a later date.

I'll give ya some props though on knowing the ole dude. Just about everyone here thinks Dante is a street on the South Side, and would never had heard it except for the Catholic High School there LOL.

I believe (hope?) I shall not be needing a pitchfork for all eternity. I think though I should be able to make it to the Purgatory of Dante.

Finally, I do not know if I want to spend eternity with "lefty," but I am glad to see that you did not include "Shady," so I guess he makes it"upstairs." Hopefully he'll remember me and "lefty," in Purgatory.

2/21/2006 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just give up those vices. Ride a bicycle or take the bus. Its a more healthy lifestyle thats needed.

2/21/2006 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Dante ran with Jeff Fort over on Blackstone. He probably has great-grandchildren named Latte & Escalade.

2/21/2006 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BLAGO SAYS-READ MY LIPS-NO NEW TAXES!!!!! (just don't listen to what I say. You know it's election time and I have to promise the world to everyone. I'm still gonna call you FOP guys when I get that larger call pack on my cell phone. Hey who gives you guys the best cell discounts? You know I always wanted to be a cop, but politics got in the way. Vote for me again and I'll help you guys, really)

2/21/2006 02:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck if the governor didn't call that fat, useless, peice-of-shit we call an fop president donahue after he won. More importantly, Rod was the one proposing all PO's in the state were not to have personal weapons. He wanted us to sign them in and out everyday like radios.

2/21/2006 03:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the FOP backs Roddo after he has repeatedly bashed us in the media, just recently at Meeks' House of Hope called us all racial profilers, I call on all rank and file to vote AGAINST the endorsement!

2/21/2006 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The lodge will endorse whoever the national office tells them to endorse.

2/21/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All unions are whores. Look at the state teachers union. They endorsed "the comb" even though IL has the 49th lowest funding for education and he fucked their pension fund. The day of Dems looking out for the working man ended with LBJ. Maybe Repubs aren't the union's best friend, but the Dems just just assume they have out vote and don't give a fuck what we think.

2/21/2006 03:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Supports Police

A far-reaching death penalty reform measure passed by the Illinois General Assembly this spring will not go into effect until at least fall, after Gov. Rod Blagojevich refused to sign it into law and sent it back to lawmakers with a single revision.


In a letter to lawmakers, Blagojevich said he would approve the entire law except for one provision that is highly unpopular among police organizations around the state. The measure would set up an administrative procedure by which police officers could lose their certification for committing perjury, a change Blagojevich said would rob officers of the due-process rights they would get in the courts.

"If a police officer is believed to have committed perjury, charge them with perjury and prosecute them like everyone else," Blagojevich said in a written statement.

"Frankly, treating the police worse than everyone else is offensive."

2/21/2006 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont forget he did sign into law the "Sworn Affidavit" process which has helped us immensely--especially supervisors who have to handle all the bullshit. Other than that, he's a waste.

2/21/2006 05:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blago Rules, Seiser Sucks!

2/21/2006 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the CPD guys that were assigned to Rod's detail, which is a cush job, left him and came back to the dept. He really believes the BS his press guys feed him, being Pres and all.

2/22/2006 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surrender those guns! This is your last chance.

2/22/2006 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CHICAGO IS THE SECOND MOST EXPENSIVE AND THIRD MOST CONGESTED CITY IN THE NATION. WE PAY SOME OF THE HIGHEST TAXES AND FEES AND RECIEVE POOR GOVT. SERVICE IN RETURN.
AT THIS RATE ALL BUT THE MOST OVERPAID YUPPIE WILL PICK UP THEIR STARBUCKS AND MOVE ON.

2/22/2006 09:09:00 PM  

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