Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Not the End of Tax Increases?

Still another case in the courts might mean even higher tax increases:
  • The Illinois Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Nov. 17 in Chicago's attempt to reverse a lower court ruling that voided a law aimed at shoring up two of the city's financially shaky retirement systems, a court spokeswoman said on Friday.

    A Cook County Circuit Court judge in July rejected Chicago's arguments that the 2014 Illinois law provides a net benefit to workers and retirees because it will save the municipal and laborers' retirement systems from insolvency.

    The city also unsuccessfully argued that the law was backed by a majority of affected labor unions.

    The circuit court decision followed a May Illinois Supreme Court ruling in litigation over a 2013 law that reduced benefits for workers in state retirement systems. In that case, justices found public sector workers have iron-clad protection in the Illinois Constitution against pension benefit cuts.
That $588 million might be approaching over a billion dollars in short order.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okm"Rahm had a plan...
Chuy Garcia didn't...

10/27/2015 03:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the total attorney fees billed city taxpayers to defend this now nullified pension heist statute ? I guess Mayor 1% water carriers at the tribune and sunt times have not been given permission by City Hall to publish it

10/27/2015 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not time limits on Public aid? Many other states do. Ever notice how many on the system abuse it far too much. Time for cuts.

10/27/2015 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their going to file bankruptcy !

10/27/2015 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take a giant chainsaw and begin at 87 degrees 31' 30" west longitude. Cut straight south until you meet The Wabash River and then just keep sawing along that river's bank in a S/SW direction until you meet The Ohio River. Continue cutting along The Ohio's W/SW bank until you meet The Mississippi River. (Here you should stop and take a good look at the city of Cairo. It is your future and it is not pretty.) But now we head north, powering along the eastern bank of the mighty Mississippi all the way up to 42 degrees 30' north latitude. Turn to face east, rev that chainsaw up for one last run and rip right straight through to Lake Michigan.

Now watch the sinkhole swallow up a once-great state and high-five your fellow Wisconsinites. Job well done.

10/27/2015 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm criticizes Shortshanks for kicking the can down the road when Rahm is actually the master of kicking the can down the road.

10/27/2015 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

+++++ 'The Illinois Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments...in Chicago's attempt to reverse a lower court ruling that voided a law aimed at shoring up two of the city's financially shaky retirement systems...'

'A Cook County Circuit Court judge...rejected Chicago's arguments that the 2014 Illinois law provides a net benefit to workers and retirees because it will save the municipal and laborers' retirement systems from insolvency.' +++++

Honestly, how stupid does Tiny Dancer and his cabal of city employed left-wing attorneys think the Illinois Supreme Court is? The 'Pension Issue' is fucking D-E-A-D Rahm. The Illinois Constitution cannot be any goddamn clearer on it. No stupid law passed by the moronic Alder-Creatures, or for that matter by the Illinois General Assembly, will change that. The only way any revision can be made is by an amendment TO the constitution. That even includes changing the fucking punctuation, you asshole!

Not to mention that this argument of your's is just plain laughable. In effect you're saying: 'Yeah, we're fucking you, but we're not fucking you to death, so be happy. Seriously, it's just like Children who murder their parents begging the court for leniency because they're orphans.

And that Rahm, ain't gonna fly, not even in 'our' utterly corrupt state of Illinois.

10/27/2015 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

As long as the Dummie crafts are in power, tax increases will never end.

10/27/2015 12:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For years Chicago property taxes were low, most of the people don't realize how much they are going to get hit with this increase. I just found out...FUCK ME!!! Reassessment plus tax increase, thanks a lot for up and coming neighborhood , over 30% increase in taxes, wtf????
Yeah, this is only the beginning, this increase plugs one hole, there are thousands more. Pretty soon we will find out the breaking point, this cannot be sustained.

10/27/2015 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's over rahm the city stole money 60 million daley/vaneko investment company 60 million sir of "our" working copper contributed to pension funds, just have to ask the feds to find out who authorized this humongous theft giving away 60 million to the "king of crimes" family unconscionable!

On another note hard chargers here is the body of the story where the newest cut up video is being shown over and over about copper doing his job while the black lies matter "student" refuses to listen and hits the copper:

The FBI and area U.S. Attorney's Office have opened a civil rights investigation to determine whether federal laws were violated during the student's arrest, a Justice Department spokesperson said.

Sheriff Leon Lott said that the FBI will be the lead agency in a criminal investigation.

"We do not want any issues with the community or those involved having questions concerning conflicts of interest in this investigation," he said.

For now, Fields is on administrative duties and won't return to his customary assignment at Spring Valley High. And his boss, Lott, is determined to get to the bottom of what happened.

"He was disturbed by what he saw, (and) he has questions just like everybody else does," Wilson said of Lott. "And he wants answers to those questions."

The head of the FBI just talked about the "youtube" affect and the White house crew denied this phenomenon well here it is again! This copper will be put through the media wringer, bosses have already backed away from him, his family will be denounced, they will try to put him in prison on federal charges, lose pension, savings everything he has worked for! the animals and thugs respect no one, not parents, not teachers, not doctors, not police they actions are like feral animals, think before you respond, better to take day being accused of not doing your job, than this insanity! The ghettos, are like the jungles the strongest animal always wins, don't be the bait who cares really? Protect #bluelivesmatter family and friends otherwise this is the government they elected that has done this, keep voting liberal democratic the USA goes completely down the sink hole! Trump is the only "real man" in the race and the establishment takers and haters know that when Trump takes office they will regret all the theft and the way they are turning us into a third world banana republic!

10/27/2015 03:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about taxing the Link card, SSI, WIC and all the other bull shit freebies the mutts enjoy

10/27/2015 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lift residency after a certain time on the job....we will all be paying $10,000 in property taxes within 4 years!

10/27/2015 05:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a Wonderful Life.
Old man Potter will never die.
Daley bought everyone, sold off taxpayer assets, spent billions on deals that benefited him, his family and allies.
We are paying off those Daley debts at the minimal payment required.
But Rahm keeps spending (buying stuff we don't need or stuff that can be postponed).
Why isn't the City Council objecting?
Didn't the voters see this coming?
If Rahm decides to jump off a bridge, I hope there isn't a angel looking for their wings, but a devil looking to earn his horns.

10/27/2015 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger JANS, Kevin C. said...

OT: FOP General Meeting Notes 20 Oct 15


For those of you who may want to take advantage of the premium free health care for those that are between the ages of 55yo to 59yo, you must retire by 30 JUN 2017, because if you don’t you will have to wait until you are 60yo to get premium free health care! This benefit will end at that time. So if you retire after 30 June 2017, you will have to wait to retire at the age of 60 if you want the premium free health care coverage till you qualify to go on Medicare at 65yo. Remember you must submit your retirement Par Form by 31 Oct 2016 if you plan on retiring on in 2017

If you get refused for time due, make sure you keep a copy of the refused slip. Don’t just take the book is full for that day answer. Remember from 35 to 5 days prior to the date, spots go by seniority not who put the slip in first. Send a copy of the refusal to the FOP so they can keep track of how time is being handled.

FOP has stated that it will challenge any promotion list that is made up of only merit candidates. Management gets 30% of a class, not of all those promoted.

If you go to the medical section for an IOD and they are taking their time getting you treated for you injury, don’t just go to your Doctor and get treated. If you do you may be disqualified for a reoccurrence later. Call the FOP to help you get the treatment you need.

The FOP has submitted its brief for the tattoo case. When a decision is rendered, they will post the results on the website.

FREE Flu shots will be provided on Monday, November 2, 2015, from 0800 - 1600 hours.  Come to the FOP Hall, 1412 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, Illinois. FREE Flu shots to all Members, Active and Retired, and (new this year) their spouses.  You must bring your FOP ID card to get this benefit.

10/27/2015 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raise the Mandatory Retirement age to 67 , sooooo much fun working days with unlimited medical time .

10/28/2015 01:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger JANS, Kevin C. said...
OT: FOP General Meeting Notes 20 Oct 15

ALERT…ALERT I'm running for office again! It's the fifth of sixth time. Maybe I'll win if no one knows who I really am. Don't tell anyone how I went to the mic at a national conference and made an ass out of myself in front of 6000 union official from around the country.

10/29/2015 10:37:00 PM  

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