Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A New Twist on an Old Tale

Now the governor wants to start selling stuff. Like the entire Illinois Lottery. But don't worry - it's all to benefit the schools!
  • The state's neediest school districts could get $6 billion over the next four years under a plan unveiled by Gov. Blagojevich today that would rely on selling or leasing the state lottery.
Haven't we heard this one before? Where the lottery money is supposed to all go into the General Fund and all our school worries will be over? That worked out really well, didn't it? Or how about the one where all the Riverboat licenses would solve all our problems along with the taxes on money the consortiums took in? That also worked out really well. Tribune, Times, Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7 coverage.

Have any real media outlets with the financial and investigative skills at their disposal ever tried to do a real bit of journalism and maybe investigate why every time Illinois politicians claim they're going to fix the school funding problems, we end up screwed and their buddies end up rich? Frank? Fran? Mark? John? Little help?

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

first!!!!!

5/23/2006 11:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a story as well, on where all the money that goes to Revenue goes?

Oh wait, I just answered my own question. To Teflon's city hires and all the lawsuits they pay out!

Oh well.

#2!

5/24/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell Blajo to wipe Meek's cum off his face before making a public appearance!! Wasn't the lottery monet ALWAYS supposed to go to the schools??

5/24/2006 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger It's Not All Real said...

The lottery never took in enough money to fund the schools. Selling the lottery is borrowing from peter to pay paul. The influx of cash will be good for a few years, then there will be no more cash, the schools will suck, and some outside entity will own the lottery.

In other words, we'll be fucked!

5/24/2006 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

having dealt with some of the city's finest students in the public schools as a school officer, i am disgusted to pay my property taxes knowing that the bulk of my taxes goes to the public school system. ever see the report cards of some of these goofs ? 7 classes...6 d's and an f. some students miss 75-100 days of school and the taxpayers have to pay for this ? yes, there are some kids who attend the public schools and really attempt to get an education. the problem is that the good kids get disrupted by pookie, stanley, paco, and every other miscreant that goes to school only because they have no where else to go. my parents made a sacrifice so my sisters and i could go to catholic school,and you know what ? there was no police room at the school; there wasn't a wagon, two beat cars and two tact cars at every dismissal because the students had to act like assholes. when we got out of school, we got the hell away from school. these clowns don't want to be in school when they are supposed to be there learning, but once they are dismissed, they hang out in front of and behind the school like r. kelly is coming by for an autograph session. geez, i give up.

5/24/2006 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never forgotten that Lottery scam they pulled on us. Every time I see a going-to-crap public school, I remember the lies.
On the other hand, we pay more per capita for our students than anywhere else in the world and still turn out an inferior product (like 40% drop-out rate?). If we had this kind of failure rate in a business, we'd have closed the doors years ago. Sorry, but throwing money at a school system where no one, including teachers, is held accountable is just throwing good money after bad.

5/24/2006 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the notice posted in our CO book. Twenty-five, $5000.00 scholarships will be awarded to the children of City employees who plan to, or are attending, a United Negroe College Fund school. Applicants must have a 2.5GPA. Paid for by the City of Chicago but for black officer's childrens only. Are they disadvantaged? They make as much as the rest of us.

5/24/2006 03:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the lottery scam.
The money was supposed to go to education.
So if say 50 million is collected from lottery it goes to education BUT 50 million of tax money is taken from the education fund for the "slush" fund.
The insiders have been stealing this money for years.

5/24/2006 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey the politicians have sold their souls so what difference does selling everyting else matter to them

5/24/2006 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a United Negroe College Fund school.


Dats where i beez gunna go. I gunna learnt rappin and fowty drinkin. Din i gunn make a mo betta video den dem niigiiiz did int da greens.

5/24/2006 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we sell mayor daley and the rest of the no good fuckin daley clan.

5/24/2006 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOW CAN WE FUND SCHOOLS WITH LOTTERY MONEY WHEN THEY ONLY PLAY $.50 BOX TO TRY AND WIN $40.00??

5/24/2006 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous denny's world said...

The Lottery is a regressive tax on those gullible enough to pay it. Speaking of gullible-

In the constitutionally mandated order of succession, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., is two heartbeats away from the presidency.

Unfortunately, Hastert is also two bricks short of a load.

During Wednesday evening's debate on the House budget proposal, Hastert, who famously proposed bulldozing New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, announced that working families should not be looking for any tax breaks.

Why? Because Hastert does not think that working families pay taxes.

The speaker explained on the House floor that "well, folks, if you earn $40,000 a year and have a family of two, you don't pay any taxes. So you probably if you don't pay any taxes, you are not going to get a big tax cut. Now, if you earn $1 million a year, you are going to pay about $400,000 of taxes. Maybe you'll get a $40,000 tax cut ..."

Just to clarify, working families pay federal income taxes, state and local income taxes, Social Security taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes and most of the other taxes that rich people pay.
While some very poor families got a bit of tax relief during the Clinton years, working families of the sort Hastert was talking about still pay more than their fair share.

The people who do not pay their fair share are those very rich folks to whom Hastert wants to give another tax break.

In the case of some politicians, a statement as wholly inaccurate as the one made by Hastert would inspire charges that he is lying.

But Hastert is the Marie Antoinette of American politics.

The fairest assumption is that he simply does not know who pays taxes in America... (cont.- click on Denny's World link)

5/24/2006 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

denny's world said...

You're a dumb fuck, go live on the southside with your negro friends

5/24/2006 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody got any matches for this cross burner???????

5/24/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich, elite, liberals always cy that the rich don't pay their fair share of taxes or that they don't deserve tax relief. Yet, they give mookie a tax rebate, even though he pay's no taxes at all!

All to get their vote.

Look at Sen.Kennedy or Nancy Pelosi, those hypocrits use an elaborate scheme of blind-trusts and off-shore accounts to pay NO taxes whatsoever all-the-while declaring that "the rich" have to pay more in taxes, even though the congressional budget office own statistics show that 96% of tax revenues are paid by the top 25% of Americans!

They are sell-outs, and the liberals are nothing but sheep following blindly, demanding hand-outs and ENTITLEMENTS! Fuck the poor, let them starve!

5/24/2006 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous fixer upper said...

Blago backroom deal is good only for four yr's. what a fix to fix the lotto fix. All known as quick fix influencing dishonesty.

Did Blago ever return Markie, Mark D. phone call. : )

5/24/2006 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT TAX BRACKET ARE THE FLOP HOUSE MICE IN NOW?

U.S. 2005 income brackets and tax rates

As of 2005 there are six "tax brackets" used to calculate the percentage of taxable income (of individuals) that must be paid to the United States Treasury. For the unmarried, these percentages are:

Income from $1 to $7,300, tax bracket is 10%
Income from $7,301 to $29,700, tax bracket is 15%
Income from $29,701 to $71,950, tax bracket is 25%
Income from $71,951 to $150,150, tax bracket is 28%
Income from $150,151 to $326,450, tax bracket is 33%
Income $326,451 and above, tax bracket is 35%


THROW THE SPA GOLF GOLD DIGGERS OUT!

5/24/2006 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's gonna happen to me when I run over Blago?

This goof runs in the middle of the street everytime he jogs. I never see him until his idiot State Police escort waves me to go around them and bam! There he is, plastic hair and all, running in the MIDDLE of the street.

It's pretty funny too, because he looks an old man struggling to take his last step.

5/24/2006 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gov would sell his mother for the right price.

5/25/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He already did, to the Warsaw Government

5/25/2006 09:52:00 PM  

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