Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Daley Giving Away Money

  • Chicago homeowners squeezed by rising property tax bills could be in line for cash grants of up to $200 thanks to $35 million worth of property tax relief tied to Mayor Daley’s 2010 budget.

  • It will be confined to families whose total household income is $200,000 or less.

  • The city is not requiring tax returns to prove income, which raised questions of whether people would be truthful about their income when applying for aid.

    But Daley said, “You have to have faith in people. . . . You’re trying to help ’em. . . . You can’t have ’em bring 40 different documents.”

That's a lot of faith Mr. Shortshanks. You aren't buying up votes already, are you?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


You know, with all these new and/or increased taxes, I think we need to take a pay cut.

10/28/2009 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll take that money and still vote against shortshanks!

10/28/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

money for everyone but us.

10/28/2009 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

200.00 to shut up and vote the way he tells you. translation = Let them eat cake.

10/28/2009 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let this be his undoing.

10/28/2009 02:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im gonna get mine. Thanks SCC

10/28/2009 03:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10/28/2009 05:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God forbid we have requirements. That would just be too damn logical.

---not a cop

10/28/2009 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a rebate on property taxes? why raise them so much in the first place. idiots.

10/28/2009 07:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read in today's Sun Times that even though the City wants to see a copy of your tax bill to prove you qualify for the rebate, they will NOT REQUIRE you to produce it.

When asked if this would encourage people to lie about whether they qualify for the rebate, Daley remarked, " You have to have faith in people."


And in the same paper an article stated that the City Council is threatening to refuse to pass any pay hike for police officers that would be in the double digits? If the arbitrator awards us anything over 10% in a four year contract the aldercreatures are threatening to kill it??

If this happens it goes on to say that both sides have 10 days to convene to discuss the issue. If no agreement is reached then the Union has 90 days to take this to court.

And these A*$holes vote themselves a 6% raise with impunity? They raise their "discretionary fund" substantially without the a problem?

If times are as tough as they say, why aren't their salaries being cut? Why aren't they asked to give back some of that "discretionary" funds?

Do we REALLY need 50 people who make over $100,00 a year ( for what is still officially a part-time job)?

What have they done in their official capacity to justify their salaries? Ban Foie Gras? Pass an ordinance on barking dogs?

Well, brothers and sisters, if they refuse to pass our raises then they ain't seen nothing yet. Any and all activities that would generate income for the city, i.e.: parkers, movers, ANOVS should cease and desist.

I think it's safe to assume that most, if not all of these aldercreatures have other income coming in so the complaint that we should share the burden by taking the same number of days just doesn't fly.

In fact I would think that would make an interesting article for Kass to look into. Do some investigative reporting and find out what other jobs these people hold and the income that it brings in. If that income is shown to cover the 24 unpaid furlough days that the city is requiring them to take, then their voice in the issue of our pay raise becomes a non issue.

10/28/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding alderman having income over and above their 1K City Council pay. Most, if not all of the aldertheives, are on another city payroll somewhere.

10/28/2009 09:17:00 AM  
Blogger The North Coast said...

Less than $200,000 is about 95% of the city's population.... so why not just LOWER PROPERTY TAXES.

By extending relief only to individual householders, the city is discriminating against people who rent, for owners of large buildings are taxed at triple the rate of homeowners and will be ineligible for relief.

10/28/2009 12:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of a sudden, Shanks wants to give money away?

10/28/2009 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like New York City, by the time the tax increases are done, those making over 200K will be gone from this city.

10/28/2009 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is typical Chicago demofarts politics. Raise your taxes, give money back, and try to smell good doing it!

10/28/2009 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so he should just give every city employee the $200 because as far as I know, with the exception of jody I don't think he's paying any of us that much.

10/29/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"But Daley said, “You have to have faith in people. . . . You’re trying to help ’em. . . . You can’t have ’em bring 40 different documents.”


Just let 'em have the money on their cedula. If they forgot it, let 'em have it anyway if their cousin Raoul vouches for them.

"Si! He ees deserving."

That's about all it took for them to get that time-bomb "adjustable-rate" mortgage so they could get in big financial trouble in the first place...of course, they were going to make the house payments by working cheap at laying floors and installing granite countertops in the luxury condominiums they've now stopped building.

I'm seeing more board-ups and bank signs in 025 and 016 as these "contractors" get foreclosed on, place suddenly empty and the weeds in the front yard grow three feet high overnight.

I don't know how they do that. The weeds, I mean.

10/29/2009 06:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets just 35 million dollars stolen from the city.

11/01/2009 11:00:00 AM  

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