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Who wants to move TO Illinois???

Illinois Democrats handed Gov. Quinn a major political victory early Wednesday by voting to raise the state income tax by 66 percent and buy him some financial stability for his first full term in office.

 

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:18 PM on Jan. 12, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Hell no, I'll stick to crappy old Utah. That's freaking nuts! I hope it doesn't pass.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:20 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Woo Hoo!! More taxes!! It's the DEMOCRATIC way to line their pockets "help" the poor! :o)

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:21 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • It passed mommy.... Illinois is on our list of potential next moves.... Granted we are granted legal residents of another state, I am not sure I would want to buy property in Illinois.... I wouldn't be surprised if there is a mass exodus of people.... I don't see how this can help their states economy in the long term.

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Yikes, I read it wrong. That's freaking crazy.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:23 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Not I. I would rather stay where I am.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 1:37 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • I will pass lived there when I was a kid wouldn't dream of going back.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • It sure did pass. Damn lame duck session. Not only has the income tax increased from 3 to 5% and 4.8 to 7% for businesses but our real estate taxes will no longer be a deductible item. We've already calculated what that will mean for us; the amount we'll be paying equates to HALF of what we typically pay in federal taxes. Insane. It's supposed to revert in 4 years but who wants to bet the farm that that will actually happen. Plus, they opted not to add the $1 cigarette tax. Quinn and the dems need to get their heads out of their asses.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Quinn originally wanted to raise it 75%. DId any of you catch the emphasis that he put on the fact that the Inaugural Ball was not paid for from taxpayer money? Wow, I feel so much better now (sarcasm implied).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • What?!? Real estate taxes are no longer deductable? I missed that. That's crap. So I have to pay tax on the money I used to pay taxes with? And, no, it won't revert. Once they raise a tax, they very rarely lower it.

    I am so angry at the Dem legislature and Pat Quinn right now. It's taking all I have to remember that there are words that I just don't say.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 2:18 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

  • Oh great, all those Yanks will be moving to GA.
    :)
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 3:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2011

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