Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Imagine That - A Tax Hike

The solution to EVERYTHING!
  • Chicago homeowners could see their property tax bills rise by 40 percent over the next three years if the Illinois General Assembly follows House Speaker Michael Madigan’s lead and phases out a 7 percent cap on annual assessment increases, a dozen aldermen warned today.
  • The 7 percent cap was imposed in 2004 to quell a property tax revolt triggered by skyrocketing assessments in 2003, the most recent Chicago reassessment. For more than a year, Mayor Daley and Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan have sounded the alarm — and urged lawmakers to renew the cap.
  • Madigan’s version, approved by the House and awaiting Senate action, would phase out the 7 percent cap on property assessment increases over a three-year period and grant new deductions to people with less than $75,000 household income who have lived in their homes for at least 10 years.

    Daley has reportedly signed off on that version as part of the legislative horse-trading that, he hopes, will produce sorely needed funding increases for education and mass transit.

So Daley and Madigan have already agreed in principle to stick it to the middle class again. Keep voting for democrats.

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43 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will keep voting Demo-commie; did you notice the benifits for the "poor" making under $75k, there is thier voting base... Selling my house thru Mi Casa and cutting my losses. I have the summer/retirement home in Wisconsin were I am grabbing up more and more land (almost a cool 100 acres(no neighbors in viewing distance)) and while here I will live in an apartment up north till retirement. I refuse to shop, dine, buy gas or anything else in the Shitty of Chicago or Crook County for that matter.

7/23/2007 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cost for us City workers continues to go up. Why live in this shit hole city? THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT IS A JOKE!!! Stick it again to the working man. We'll work harder so they won't have too.... Raise taxes in the getto areas also, not just us.

7/23/2007 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep giving to the scumb and keep taking away from the working class, it's the shitcago way.

7/23/2007 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel good about a tax hike, knowing it is going to the Chicago Public Schools. We all need to do our part and chip in.

7/23/2007 11:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please get me out of Shitcago!!!!!

7/24/2007 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the van with the yellow lights on it, and the guys taking pics of EVERY house in the neihborhood? I live in 022 and have been told by a few people they were out and takeing pics of every house and when someone asked what they wee doing they replyed they were takeing pics for "GOOGLE" WTF kind of answer is that?!?!?!? Is this going on in every dist./ward? I hope the first block they took pics was Rugai's.Watch all of the alderthieves vote to make thier own blocks or better yet thier own HOUSES historical landmarks and are "EXEMPT" from any tax increase AND will get a tax break. Its just another way for them to steal our money.I hope Fitz has someone check the before and after on the alderthieves houses and offices to make sure there is a change there to. All this shit just makes me sick!!!!

7/24/2007 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they mean special employment?

Chicago Sun Times
24/7 for July 23

July 24, 2007
1. MONDAY | 1 A.M. | GRAND CROSSING: A police special unit squad car and motorcycle collided at South Calumet and East 73rd Street. No one was injured during the incident

7/24/2007 04:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to cut the budget,rid the social programs that encourage sloth.

7/24/2007 04:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

daley wants more money for his friends more billions in free giveaway contracts so he can get more via the "back-door" into his pockets! he wants more schools for illegals, and more health care for the people who have no desire to work! He will bankrupt our seniors and he is making shitcago less livable on a daily basis! FUCK HIM BUT WILL HE EVER GET INDICTED FOR ALL HIS CRIMES? MOST LIKELY NOT AND IF A DUMBOCRAT GETS ELECTED PRESIDENT GOD HELP US THE WINDOWS WILL BE WIDE OPEN FOR DALEY AND HIS CREW OF THIEVES! WILL HE FUND THE PENSION FUNDS? LOL NO WAY! HE IS NOTHING BUT A COMMON CROOK NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS! THEN WE HAVE HIS PUPPET MIKE MADIGAN IN SPRINGPATCH WHO DOES AS DALEY TELLS HIM LIKE THE WEAK SPINED LIBERAL MADIGAN IS! SOON I WILL RETIRE AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THIS CRIMINAL CITY-STATE-COUNTY SEND MY PENSION CHECKS! IF YOUR ON CPD AND ARE A WORKING OFFICER GOOD LUCK WITH DALEY AT THE HEAD OF OPS NOW!

7/24/2007 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

time to start building trailer parks for people like myself who are not going to be able to afford this. this is not good.

7/24/2007 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These tax hikes are the polices fault. They so greedy, they already make too much money. Such an easy job driving around. Cut their pay to $15 an hour.

7/24/2007 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate these Assholes.

7/24/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax hike for the schools. Just look inside their dumpsters and see all your tax dollars at work.... all new books, work books, work sheets and school supplies (brand new, never used) in the trash. Open your eyes TAXPAYERS.

7/24/2007 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it looks like our future 3-4% pay raises for the next four years will go to higher property tax , increased health insurance , gas prices etc. if you don't already own a home it looks like you'll be a renter or have to buy a trailer on the east side

7/24/2007 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Increased property taxes have a side effect that no one is talking about.

You are allowed to deduct your property tax for Federal income tax purposes if you itemize.

This deduction along with the amount paid for State income taxes is then measured to determine if you must file the alternative minimum tax at the Federal level.

Madigan and Daley will be responsible for many of us being forced to pay under the alternative minimum tax policies of the Democratic Party.

7/24/2007 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfect timing for all the Adjustable Rate Mortgages to reset higher. There will be lots more foreclosures driving down housing prices!

7/24/2007 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Madigan and our 80% Pension deal for FOP helping get Lisa elected Attorney General.

Maybe we can set up a day to electronically blitz him. Everyone phone his office, his home if we can get the number(be polite but firm), his cell phone flood his email and tell him get it for us or we will do our best to dump Lisa. We should get this on the news like the Black ministers did last week.

Donahoe are you reading this? Do you care?

7/24/2007 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Economy is just so GRRRREAT!

Hey, SCC! Did you see the dollar fell below the once impervious support level of 80.00?

How low can it go???

7/24/2007 12:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the van with the yellow lights on it, and the guys taking pics of EVERY house in the neihborhood?

Probably Cook County Assessors Office. They have a picture of every house, just go to their website, type in your address and there you go, a picture of your house. Or you can believe it is a left wing conspiracy......

7/24/2007 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

skyrocketing property taxes are due to skyrocketing property values.
YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.......talk about whiney bitches!

7/24/2007 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: 7/23, 11:57 pm.....if it's not too much trouble, can you tell me what you're drinking, so I can buy some?

7/24/2007 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone seen the van with the yellow lights on it, and the guys taking pics of EVERY house in the neihborhood? I live in 022 and have been told by a few people they were out and takeing pics of every house and when someone asked what they wee doing they replyed they were takeing pics for "GOOGLE" WTF kind of answer is that?!?!?!? Is this going on in every dist./ward? I hope the first block they took pics was Rugai's.Watch all of the alderthieves vote to make thier own blocks or better yet thier own HOUSES historical landmarks and are "EXEMPT" from any tax increase AND will get a tax break. Its just another way for them to steal our money.I hope Fitz has someone check the before and after on the alderthieves houses and offices to make sure there is a change there to. All this shit just makes me sick!!!!

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I work in 22 and we checked on these vehicles. They are doing a project for the Assessors office. They are legit, as far as that goes. I guess it's possible for imitators to jump up, but there is a legit project going on. Many of the trucks have out of state plates, because an out of state company was hired. I guess no one in Illinois knows how to use a camera. I would like a shot at that contract. I can use a camera like a mofo.
The question becomes what will the pictures be used for. My guess it will cost us some money in taxes or reassessment. That is unless you make a salary below what the alderthief and springfield pols have dictated. Excuse us for going to school, getting a job, maybe having a working spouse, so that our income is above the relief threshold. Just another example of regressive taxes, to give away to those who don't want to or can't earn it. Ok thats enough for now, I have to go fill out my forms for a government grant to send my 3 kids to college. Oh wait, nevermind, I'm overqualified for that too. Instead, I will apply for some scholarship money from the college, because my kids are good students. Oh wait, nevermind, that's going to someone else as well.

Is there any of that free cheese left? I heard that the cheddar was really good.

Stay Safe

7/24/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do they mean special employment?

Chicago Sun Times
24/7 for July 23

July 24, 2007
1. MONDAY | 1 A.M. | GRAND CROSSING: A police special unit squad car and motorcycle collided at South Calumet and East 73rd Street. No one was injured during the incident

No, a TRU car was broadsided by a guy on a motorcylce at 90 mph, the coppers are ok, the guy on the bike even walked away, bike totalled, lucky.....

7/24/2007 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 11:57!!!!!!

Did ya ever hear that the lottery was supposed to be for education.

7/24/2007 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just another reason I need to get the fuck out of this freakn' city. lift residency!!!!! I have to work special 2 side jobs and go to court about 3 times a week on average just to make ends meet all because we get paid shit and everything is so expensive here in the city and it keeps getting worse.

7/24/2007 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Guy S. said...

Ahhh, the Peoples Republic of Illinois. With King Richard the 2nd, and his clown price Bloggo. Circumstances dictate I must stay in the hinterlands of northern Illinois (about 90 miles west of "The City of Sloped Shoulders"). But as soon as it is humanly possible, I will be moving towards Texas.

This no smoking, no handgun, no Migg's Field cause my wife said so, State is driving me bonkers.

Oh, and Second City Cop, this is my first time here. I wore Navy Blue for 20 plus years, almost went and joined your ranks after my "first" retirement. Your having to put up with the increasing amount of paperwork/politically correct/inner office politics/bs while still having to keep the streets (as free as possible) of scum (along with all the other "tasks" tossed at you)...well, you have my respect fella. Hope it hasn't taken to much of a toll on ya over the years.

7/24/2007 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger SECOND CITY SARGE said...

Anonymous said...
Has anyone seen the van with the yellow lights on it, and the guys taking pics of EVERY house in the neihborhood? I live in 022 and have been told by a few people they were out and takeing pics of every house and when someone asked what they wee doing they replyed they were takeing pics for "GOOGLE" WTF kind of answer is that?!?!?!? Is this going on in every dist./ward? I hope the first block they took pics was Rugai's.Watch all of the alderthieves vote to make thier own blocks or better yet thier own HOUSES historical landmarks and are "EXEMPT" from any tax increase AND will get a tax break. Its just another way for them to steal our money.I hope Fitz has someone check the before and after on the alderthieves houses and offices to make sure there is a change there to. All this shit just makes me sick!!!!

7/24/2007 02:29:00 AM



I also saw the trucks taking pics and I didn't need to ask what they were doing. I saw the magnetic placard on the side that said Cook County Digital Photo Team. I assumed they were the assessor's office.

7/24/2007 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enough. I am getting a subscription to the Blue Line police employment periodical. Im outta here.

7/24/2007 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retired in 97. Can only say Chicago is a great place to be FROM. Keep the faith and look around. Lot of places out there that offer much more at less cost. You can always come back for pizza.

7/24/2007 05:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We got Daley, we got tak hikes.

We get raise we get tax hikes.

We get the Olympics, OH Brother we will get tax hikes!!!!

And don't forget the benefit cuts.

7/24/2007 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are they going to figure out that no matter how much money you pour into the Chicago Public Schools in will not fix the problems.

75% of the so called students in the system are not and never will be there to learn.

There are there to sell drugs, gang bang, and learn how to do the same and score P*%sy. Thats it nothing more.

Third grade spelling Test. The word is STORE. The teacher says Marcus walked to the corner STOE. 90% of the studens spelled STORE as STOE or STO and of course got it wrong.

How can one excect the studens to learn how to read, write or spell in english if the person who is
teaching them is only fluent in Ebonics and should not be in that class room in the first place.

Lets talk about Math, how about a word problem. I LMAO when I saw this one. But was the student wrong???

Tonya goes to the STORE and buys 1 gallon of milk for $3.00 and two loafs of bread for $1.00 each. How much did Tonya spend at the STORE?

This is how a CPS student actually answered this Problem.

Nofin used her links card so it were free.

Yes lets throw some more money into this system. It should be called the Chicago Public Day care System.

What a fucken joke.

7/24/2007 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is B.S. Young coppers struggle to save and buy homes and get it shoved up their back-sides!

I am pissed about the part where one must have "10 years" in the home to get the homeowners exemption! WTF!

So because I lived in my last home 10 years and recently sold and "moved up" I won't get the homeowners exemption because I haven't resided there (new home) for 10 years?

I hope I misinterpreted that fact. Because if I now cannot qualify for the homeowner exemption because of some ill defined (10 year) benchmark set by these asswipes downstate, I'll be really mad! I mean I only own 1 home, that's my only residence, and I wouldn't qualify because of some made up 10 year B.S.?

Oh, just fuck it! Time to quit cutting the grass and making the house look good. I think I'll get some old tractor tires to use as "plant pots" or maybe an old porcelin toilet or tub in the front yard.

It'll be my way of protesting. I'll piss off the whole neighborhood!

7/24/2007 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous og said...

You mean Governor Madigan? Oh, wait, that's not cleared info yet.
Come down to Indiana, ladies and gentlemen. Get out of the People's Republic.

7/24/2007 08:06:00 PM  
Blogger sharky said...

The guys taking the pictures of houses in Mt Greenwood and Beverly work for the Cook Co Assessor's Office, taking pictures to update their website (and, I might add, to help determine who needs to have their houses re-assessed for the extra additions where no licenses were obtained, and therefore taxes were not paid for the increased value of the property). 022 has stopped them a couple of times, all were legit......

7/24/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope that any property tax increase is immediately factored into the cost of living for contract purposes.

The cost of living index is one of the most important variables in our annual raise. Where is FOP/PBPA on this issue?

7/24/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC - Let all the fine CPD Officers know that "alot" is two words, and it is spelled A LOT.....

You have people harping on other people about spelling and then they are screwing up this simple little word.

A LOT....as in, a lot of you need to practice what you preach.

Peace

7/24/2007 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
it looks like our future 3-4% pay raises for the next four years will go to higher property tax , increased health insurance , gas prices etc. if you don't already own a home it looks like you'll be a renter or have to buy a trailer on the east side

7/24/2007 10:45:00 AM


What's wrong with living in a trailer on the east side?

7/25/2007 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the point is that our standard of living is eroding at an alarming rate and the FOP seems unconserned.
STAGFLATION is kicking our asses !

7/25/2007 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous "da chicago way" said...

GOD BLESS DA MARE!

7/25/2007 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also saw the trucks taking pics and I didn't need to ask what they were doing. I saw the magnetic placard on the side that said Cook County Digital Photo Team. I assumed they were the assessor's office.

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Nice verbal slap there Mr knows it all believes everything he sees, Second City Sarge. You are sooooooo much smarter than the rest of us I guess. I noticed the sticker too, and the cheesy yellow light which was plugged into his dash. You can get magnetic stickers made anywhere, smart fuck. Get off your ass and do a bit of investigating. Do I have to tell you what happens when you assume something?

Kiss my ass, you pontificating jerk.

7/25/2007 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madigan and Daly are trying to make it look like they are for the home owner but they are sticking it to the homeowner to cover the money they are giving away to friends, real estate interests and big business with the TIF Districts they are putting all over the downtown near North, South and West sides. They are pushing the districts south and North.

7/25/2007 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I also saw the trucks taking pics and I didn't need to ask what they were doing. I saw the magnetic placard on the side that said Cook County Digital Photo Team. I assumed they were the assessor's office.

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ASSUMPTION IS THE MOTHER OF ALL FUCK UPS! WOULD YOU ASSUME WHEN YOU FIND A BOX WITH WIRES AND A CLOCK STICKING TO IT WITH CLAY THAT IT IS A MIXED UP PLAYDOH AND LEGO KIDS GIFT SET? ASSHAT!

7/26/2007 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on! Let's all get behind out wonderful Mayor and Governor and:

DEMAND HIGHER TAXES !! VOTE DEMOCRAT

7/26/2007 11:21:00 AM  

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