Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Move to Texas

The envy of just about every state governor. We wish we had these problems:
  • Gov. Rick Perry will use his State of the State address to call for amending the Texas Constitution to allow the state to return tax money it collects but doesn't spend back to its citizens, according to an excerpt of the speech released to The Associated Press.

    Perry, who is scheduled to deliver the speech Tuesday morning to a joint session of the Legislature, will tell lawmakers that he has "never bought into the notion that if you collect more, you need to spend more."

    "Today, I'm calling for a mechanism to be put in place so when we do bring in more than we need, we'll have the option of returning tax money directly to the people who paid it," the governor plans to say. "Currently, that's not something our constitution allows. We need to fix that."

    The Republican has for weeks called on the Legislature to cut taxes and continue to hold down government spending -- even though Texas' economy is booming. He'll also use the speech to give a specific dollar amount he'd like to see in tax reductions.
Texas is looking to cut a check to taxpayers instead of funding new and unsustainable spending.

By the way, did everyone get part one of their tax bills this week? 



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounfds like a good place to retire.

1/30/2013 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rham would like to change the Constitution to pay all taxes directly to him.

1/30/2013 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Don't Mess With Texas said...

Bring back "Old Sparky" to Huntsville. Lethal injections should only be used for beloved dying pets in pain.


1/30/2013 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My tax bill went up $310. I'm going to pay approx $4000 this year for a house the size of a postage stamp.

1/30/2013 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the only state with any balls, followed by Arizona. But I , like many other officers and ciy workers are stuck in this rotting shithole out of need. Our politicians are the biggest crooks in the nation,all democrats bleeding heart liberals and just plain uninformed sheeple.Once the greatest city in the country, I really believe that but now it's overrun by ass kissing people and politicians who only care for themselves. It makes me want to puke.

1/30/2013 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous xcop7903 said...

You don't have to go all the way to Texas to find fiscal governmental responsibility. Across the Mississippi River, Iowa has a $800,000,000 surplus. They are considering $750.00 rebates to taxpayers. Again, Republican legislature, Republican governor.

1/30/2013 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

up again to cover all the taxes from foreclosures and dead beats

1/30/2013 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another reason to move here. An open letter from our Senator to Chicago, Chicago's banks, and your worthless mayor.

1/30/2013 01:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before I got on the job I lived, for 5 years, in a DuPage county suburb. I had to pay 15.00 for a city sticker the first year. The second year I received a notice stating that the town ran a surplus and I would not be required to get a sticker untill further notice. I was never again notified.
We live in a rookery.

1/30/2013 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote out EVERY crook currently holding office. It doesn't matter who wins this time, as long as it is not an incumbant.

Too long for a bumper sticker?

1/30/2013 05:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, illinois is a disgrace nationally. But that's because we're being held hostage by socialist scum.

1/30/2013 05:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

-Off Topic-

Has anyone else noticed that "slight" jump in gas prices? WTF?!?!

1/30/2013 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dont mess with texas!!!! Death penalty and all its a great state y'all!!!

1/30/2013 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about them water bills!!!

1/30/2013 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really loved living in Chicago, and was proud of it for the first 36 years of my life.

Then at 37, I was offered the choice. Take a city job, or finally give in to the wife and move out of the city.

This was just before the housing bubble burst, and as much as I wanted to remain in the city, RE was overinflated, and my desire to live in the grew less and less, as Daley screwed the city as much as he could.

Long story short, while it took a few years to get used to living in far Northern Lake county, I have zero desire to move back to Chicago, and only wished that I moved further away. Fuck Rahm, fuck these politicians, and Rev'runds, and all the other bs.

1/30/2013 07:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow I'm jealous! It's sad that this thinking is considered "new." This is the way things should be, but in Illinois they raise income tax and then spend more, just like Obama and his crew. Wish I could live in Texas.

1/30/2013 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Mission Scum said...

Mission Scum: Not only my tax bill went up , but sewer and water as well SCC.were any of these "hikes"spelled out in the campaigns? I remember "no tax hikes"....sneaking thuggery at least! much more can the average man take?Even those that voted demarat are expressing concern. Of course THEY deserve it, but it's really hittin home. Keep your powder dry boys snd girls!!

1/30/2013 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is well on the way to fiscal responsibility. He's busting the teachers union. He's going to bust the police union. So maybe you will see a reduction in your tax bill. Along with an increase in what you pay for insurance, an end to all those extra checks (shift differential, uniform allowance) and no pay increase.

1/30/2013 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A state with leftover tax money? I think Obama would just take it for federal goverment use.

1/30/2013 08:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st installment $ 3534.48 , add the $354.46 water bill = $ 3888.94.

what a joke !!!!!!!!

1/30/2013 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all those people that are pointing out how great things are in other states. Pack up and move, I really don't think anyone is begging you to stay here. Also, be careful what you wish for. With fiscal responsibility comes some pain. And believe me Emanuel is going to bring the pain.

1/30/2013 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Times ^ | 1/30/2013 | William Kelly

CHICAGO, Illinois, January 25, 2013 - A new Cold War is brewing here in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood and it has nothing to do with the frigid temperature. The apartment building at 832 E. 57th Street was once the Chicago home of a boy who would become a President. No, it’s not Barack Obama of Hawaii. It was at the apartment’s first floor window that a young Ronald Reagan looked out upon the world. But some powerful Chicagoans are planning to demolish Reagan’s historic home. Is it politically motivated? Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel behind the move? Reagan as a child....

1/30/2013 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Jingo Jay said...

I wish Rick Perry was more successful in his presidential bid...

1/30/2013 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Presidents used to campaign on paying OFF the national debt within their terms. Of course that was when politicians had real jobs and weren't community organizers suing legitimate businesses for not agreeing with the entitlement scam plaguing our society.

Time has come to slice off the deadwood. CUT OFF THE TEATS.

1/30/2013 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow that is amazing! i had no idea that kind of thinking was in the mind of any politician. i am still a bit skeptical. hmmm, i wonder what his angle is?

1/30/2013 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a hard right tax hating conservative. But this is just dumb.

How about doing something constructive with said revenues, like paying down existing state debts? Cut the debt so that in the next downturn there's less debt service to pay?

Dumb political grandstanding. Perry is a hack.

1/30/2013 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no state income tax there either... Texas' economy didn't suffer much 2008- present..... There are jobs there, and some GREAT living.... Illinois citizens really do need to take a stand. Nothing's going to change... But I bet it the state went bankrupt and no one gets a pension, bet you'll wake up then - and then it's too late....

1/30/2013 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12:46AM, your so right,it's too good for them.Only our pets have that right for their loyalty and love they bring into our lives.

1/30/2013 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow- what a concept! Too bad we'll never see that happen here. The filthy corrupt politicians here believe in nothing but raising taxes on the working people of this state. They wouldn't even know what a surplus meant- they'd have to google it. They are too busy spending money that they don't even have to ever fiscally responsible. Our taxes keep going up, meanwhile services to the TAXPAYER go down. I have yet to hear about any cuts in welfare, link cards, free school meals program or housing assistance. It's no wonder this state is broke. I've been scouting property down in the Lone Star State for a while now and will be making a purchase within the next year. That's where we are planning to retire. Nice to hear another reason for making the decision to go there.

1/30/2013 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Another reason to move here. An open letter from our Senator to Chicago, Chicago's banks, and your worthless mayor.

1/30/2013 01:46:00 AM

i agree texas is the way to go. i looked into moving but having a home so far "under water" is killing any chance to leave this shitty city. if i let it go then my credit will be shot and it'd ruin any chance to purchase another home or help my children in some particular cases in the future

1/30/2013 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The common factor for all the states that are failing is they are democrat controlled

1/30/2013 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're talking about a tax cut in Wisconsin as well, and our state property taxes are going down.

Republican Senate, Assembly & Governor

1/30/2013 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think all the Vanecko investments should be paying some REAL dividends, now that the stock market is at record highs!!!! ORRRR, did they loose all the money from all the pension funds to the commissions, transaction and shipping & handling fees??? With all the right investments the funds should be well on their way back to the plus side??? I wonder??? Where is that money???

1/30/2013 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't have to go that far. Indiana is also in a surplus and is refunding tax money to all residents who paid taxes. They may also lower the tax rate next year. All that and they don't care how many guns you have or what kind they are and retired LEOs get a lifetime concealed carry card.

1/30/2013 02:43:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

That's funny. The taxes on my double wide went down.

1/30/2013 02:49:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

All my exes live in Texas.

1/30/2013 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals who vote for Democrats are NOT welcome in Texas. You vote for Democrats, stay in your failed state of Illinois and don't move to Texas and try to poison the state with such idiocy.

1/30/2013 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous P.O. Randy Stevens, 018 District said...

My neighborhood has taken a beating in property values, so I have been appealing every year.

For assessment year 2011, county officially reduced my house-valuation by 10%, but my bill in the mail was only 8% lower than last year.

Interesting...they admit 10% reduction in house-valuation, but then give me only 8% break when the bill comes in the mail...

Only in Crook-County!

1/30/2013 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it I see people wearing the work uniforms in line at the grocery stores paying with LINK cards?

Something really stinks about that and should be investigated!

No working person, especially ones wearing uniforms indicating a good job at some company, should ever be using a LINK card!

Time to cut the fat around the LINK cards and other forms of welfare!


1/30/2013 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Re: "To all those people that are pointing out how great things are in other states. Pack up and move, I really don't think anyone is begging you to stay here....
1/30/2013 08:31:00 AM

We are. We retired from the city and relocated to the Illinois suburbs.
This was not far enough.

We are cutting our losses and moving our business to a warmer climate, a tax-friendly, and
most importantly, a State that
supports the 2nd Amendment.

Hello Texas.

1/30/2013 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wondering if they will turn off the water to people and business that do not pay their water bill.?

1/30/2013 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger joe said...

Hey SCC I'm one ahead of ya, I quit CPD, opened my own business and operating in Texas, life couldn't be better...I am so glad I left Shitcago...It was 81 degrees here the other day... I encourage every officer to do the same, stay safe, God bless...

1/30/2013 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
-Off Topic-

Has anyone else noticed that "slight" jump in gas prices? WTF?!?!

1/30/2013 06:49:00 AM

The one newscast said that it was due to refinery maintenance!

Go figure

1/30/2013 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

And I do live in Texas.

Pack heat every day.

Few gangs here and most people quite polite to each other.

Live in city with population over 80K for over 30 years and never seen a shooting or fight or robbery or... well actually never seen a crime.

And no State INCOME TAX.

Ha.. the life!

1/30/2013 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No confidence vote McCarthy out of here !!! He's done enough to destroy this department, now lets fight back! We have a voice so lets use it !!!

1/30/2013 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we need to do is get Texas to adopt/annex Illinois. Call us Northeast Texas or whatever. They'd get us on track...

1/30/2013 11:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perry is looking to make a political splash like Minnesota's governor Jesse Ventura. He caught a lucky excess in tax revenues, and instead of paying off old debt and accumulated deferred maintenance, he refunded the "surplus". At the end of his term, the deferred maintenance was still deferred, the deficit was bigger than when he came into office, and the state's finances wore worse than when he was elected. However, conservatives liked him because he cut taxes (causing massive problems for a decade) and sent "surplus" tax revenues back to taxpayers, causing massive problems with the public infrastructure of the state.

Ventura was a HUGE failure. Perry is an even bigger failure. The United States lucked out big time when Perry didn't get elected President.

1/31/2013 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas sux! Don't fall for it boys and girls.... I retired in 2011 moved to Texas and can't wait till I get out of here. Go to AZ, NM, NV instead. There might not be a state income tax but they kill u on water, electric, or yea car insurance min double from crook county because I was told Texas is to close to Mexico!!! No different here other than no snow. And the people ain't friendly they are Nosey and get into your business while hiding behind "the Lord"... Really don't retire here, but for god sake don't stay in IL.

1/31/2013 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do not forget who is bringing you all the misery/pain you are experiencing in this is the Socialist-Democratic Party of the USA. The old Democratic Party is dead..highjacked by the the sociaists, who gained their biggest foothold with the advent of oboza, who was groomed by the socialists for the position of dictator of the USA.

Socilialist-Democratic Party of America. The Democratic Party isn't advertising themselves as a socialist organization, but oboma has identified himself as such in his recent State of the Union speach, and if you compare his policies to that of the definition of socialism, you will see a direct correlation between the two. Check out the website of the Communist Party of the Read their statement and compare it to oboma's policies...if you didn't already know you were viewing the communist party website, you would think it was the White website. Call these aholes what they are: Socialist-Democratic Party members and n-o-t democratic party members...that party is dead...control the language from the left and call them what they are. And damn you if you vote for another democrat/oops!/Socialist-Democrat party member.

2/01/2013 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't get me started on this... Perry had a flub or two during the campaign but his ideas and record spoke for itself, not to mention his background. Dirt poor, hard as nails upbringing as an actual farmer, the only real candidate with military service (no offense Paul-heads), leading the state in the nation that was accounting for half of all the jobs created in the U.S. Then he and his state university system, at his behest, come up with the nation's first 4 year degree for under 10 grand. This should have been our president.

2/03/2013 08:50:00 AM  

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