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IL Governor Rauner Gets $750,000 Tax Break, Proposes Slashing Services to Middle Class and Poor

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posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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I don't know if you ever saw the old flick "The Pit and the Pendulum",
with one of my lifetime favorite bad guy stars--Vincent Price: but in
this case it looks like the Illinois pendulum is swinging the "other" way:
into a period of Republican-led austerity.

I'd prefer to call it financial genocide on behalf of big business. It looks
like the Governor The Bruce is going to grab the benefit tree and shake
it hard enough to make some dead weight fall out.. like the middle class
(what's left of it) and the poor, on behalf of some important people....


Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally
receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision
not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge
that expired last year. His taxes were cut by an amount equal to
the annual income of 14 families of four making the median income.

And remember that after adjusting for inflation, that median income
number has not materially increased in about 35 years, since virtually
all of the income growth resulting from the massive increase in worker
productivity over that period has been siphoned off by speculators
like Rauner.


It must be nice to be able to afford loo-hole specialists (no typo) in
order to pay only one's fair share. Plugged that cash drain problem...



Rauner proposed six billion dollars in cuts for state spending on
universities, health care, local governments and pensions for state
employees. Here are some high points:

*Limiting eligibility for Department of Aging Community Care Programs.
*Cutting health care benefits for homecare workers.
*Slashing funding for the Department of Children and Family Services.
+Eliminating all Department of Children and Family services for youths 18-21.
*Cutting adult dental and podiatry services as well as kidney transplants
for undocumented children.
*Eliminating exemptions for drugs for severe mental illness from a state
4-prescription limit.
*Reducing payments to facilities for children on ventilators, supportive
living facilities and children with severe mental illness.
*Cutting Medicaid spending by1.5 billion - including735 million in cuts to
hospitals serving Medicaid patients.
*Eliminating assistance to families with Hemophilia.
*Freezing intakes on childcare for children over 6.
*Increasing childcare co-pays for working parents.
*$27.5 million in reductions to community substance abuse programs.
*$82 million reduction to community mental health programs.


Wow, I'm glad I got diagnosed with cancer before a Republican got in.
If I stayed in Illnoise you wouldn't be reading this because Medicare
is getting the legs (more of them) choped out from under us.
And if you run over your quota on the ventilator, kid-- tough luck.
Finally, that 82M cut to the mental helath programs in this neck of
the woods might create a bigger problem than most other samurai
dieting. I guess it's ok though, I spent my whole life making things sharp.

Let me know what's going on inside your splotch of the coloring book, ATS!
We need to find a liveable medium where the guy on the block, you
and I don't get sliced in the mids too deeply! Hey you both look great today
EDIT:: Thanks for the source cleanup Tenth! Back to the salt mines,
I think the A. Seaboard needs a couple more truckloads.

Source

edit on 2/24/2015 by tothetenthpower because: --Mod Edit-- Added Source

edit on 24-2-2015 by derfreebie because: THANKS TENTH! Cutting and pasting format...




posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 08:57 AM
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Enfin je me rappelai le pis-aller d’une grande princesse à qui l’on disait que les paysans n’avaient pas de pain, et qui répondit : Qu’ils mangent de la brioche.[2]

Finally I recalled the stopgap solution of a great princess who was told that the peasants had no bread, and who responded: "Let them eat brioche."




posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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I don't vote. And the way they run this world is this constant lie. If you believe in equality and good programs, then you have to accept government owns you somehow, its not that majority hire employees to manage their affairs and preserve their freedoms but at the same time create a good society with above poverty level support, low cost and wonderful lands and homes, and programs, its not combining Mother's energy AND Father's, no it can't be that. Never that. I mean that takes a brain and you guys aren't supposed to have one.

If the system doesnt' include MOTHER's energy and wed this to Father's, then its not democratic. Scarsity harshness, tough as nails and social darwinistic is misogyny and thus not in the least democratic.
edit on 24-2-2015 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: derfreebie

In Europe they call all that cutting, "Austerity". How imaginative, cutting the poor peoples life lines.

How austere.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: derfreebie



I don't know if you ever saw the old flick "The Pit and the Pendulum",
with one of my lifetime favorite bad guy stars--Vincent Price: but in
this case it looks like the Illinois pendulum is swinging the "other" way:
into a period of Republican-led austerity.

I'd prefer to call it financial genocide on behalf of big business. It looks
like the Governor The Bruce is going to grab the benefit tree and shake
it hard enough to make some dead weight fall out.. like the middle class
(what's left of it) and the poor, on behalf of some important people....



Illinois' new GOP Governor, Bruce Rauner, will personally
receive a $750,000 per year tax cut as a result of his decision
not to continue the state's temporary 1.25% income tax surcharge
that expired last year. His taxes were cut by an amount equal to
the annual income of 14 families of four making the median income.

And remember that after adjusting for inflation, that median income
number has not materially increased in about 35 years, since virtually
all of the income growth resulting from the massive increase in worker
productivity over that period has been siphoned off by speculators
like Rauner.




It must be nice to be able to afford loo-hole specialists (no typo) in
order to pay only one's fair share. Plugged that cash drain problem...




Rauner proposed six billion dollars in cuts for state spending on
universities, health care, local governments and pensions for state
employees. Here are some high points:




Wow, I'm glad I got diagnosed with cancer before a Republican got in.
If I stayed in Illnoise you wouldn't be reading this because Medicare
is getting the legs (more of them) choped out from under us.
And if you run over your quota on the ventilator, kid-- tough luck.
Finally, that 82M cut to the mental helath programs in this neck of
the woods might create a bigger problem than most other samurai
dieting. I guess it's ok though, I spent my whole life making things sharp.

Let me know what's going on inside your splotch of the coloring book, ATS!
We need to find a liveable medium where the guy on the block, you
and I don't get sliced in the mids too deeply! Hey you both look great today

Source




Awww, he's an equal opportunity jerk! Such a nice guy!




*Eliminating exemptions for drugs for severe mental illness from a state
4-prescription limit.
*Reducing payments to facilities for children on ventilators, supportive
living facilities and children with severe mental illness.
*Limiting eligibility for Department of Aging Community Care Programs.
*Cutting Medicaid spending by1.5 billion - including735 million in cuts to
hospitals serving Medicaid patients.
*Eliminating assistance to families with Hemophilia.
*Freezing intakes on childcare for children over 6.
*Increasing childcare co-pays for working parents
*$82 million reduction to community mental health programs.



So I guess this means
1. Less seniors on Meals on Wheels and other programs.
2. Less medications for people with mental health issues, and less treatment for them, so if they get stabby, eh, not my problem, just throw them in the clink. That's all they really need, right? That or a good tazing until they die.
3. If you're kid is a Hemophiliac, he gonna die sucka!
4. Better hope your kid don't need a machine to breath, cuz, um he gonna die too sucka!
5. Oh you wanted childcare for a j. o. b.? Yeah, well too bad biyotch! You popped him out, you take care of him! Child care! As if!
6. Child care co-pay? Dang you ask a lot! Sucka suck it up! That $700k is for me! Not you! I gots to put rims on my ride yo!
7. You got sick and had to go to hospital? Dude! That is what those death panels we got mad at Obama at are for! Go to them if you want treatment!
edit on 2/24/2015 by Anyafaj because: (no reason given)

edit on 2/24/2015 by Anyafaj because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: derfreebie

We are the fifth most debt ridden State. Cuts are going to be painful but necessary The last few administrations have done nothing but raise taxes and fees on us small business owners, while giving away more and more to appease the masses.

We cannot continue on the path we've been on. We have had a mass exodus of businesses fleeing to other States like never before. Our State is in MAJOR trouble if drastic changes aren't implemented. I understand it's not going to be popular nor easy, but if things don't change fast, we will become like Detroit in no time at all.

Would you rather have cuts to these programs or no programs at all? It's a damn shame the last few administrations simply gave out money with no way to repay it. Well, other than raising taxes and fees on the backbone of our State. You know, small businesses.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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So THIS is why the GOP was so riled-up about the alleged 'ObamaCare Death Panels'. They wanted to do the wet work themselves. What flaming hypocrites.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:44 AM
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Wow, I'm glad I got diagnosed with cancer before a Republican got in.
If I stayed in Illnoise you wouldn't be reading this because Medicare
is getting the legs (more of them) choped out from under us.
And if you run over your quota on the ventilator, kid-- tough luck.
Finally, that 82M cut to the mental helath programs in this neck of
the woods might create a bigger problem than most other samurai
dieting. I guess it's ok though, I spent my whole life making things sharp.

Let me know what's going on inside your splotch of the coloring book, ATS!
We need to find a liveable medium where the guy on the block, you
and I don't get sliced in the mids too deeply! Hey you both look great today

Source





Awww, he's an equal opportunity jerk! Such a nice guy!


So I guess this means
1. Less seniors on Meals on Wheels and other programs.
2. Less medications for people with mental health issues, and less treatment for them, so if they get stabby, eh, not my problem, just throw them in the clink. That's all they really need, right? That or a good tazing until they die.
3. If you're kid is a Hemophiliac, he gonna die sucka!
4. Better hope your kid don't need a machine to breath, cuz, um he gonna die too sucka!
5. Oh you wanted childcare for a j. o. b.? Yeah, well too bad biyotch! You popped him out, you take care of him! Child care! As if!
6. Child care co-pay? Dang you ask a lot! Sucka suck it up! That $700k is for me! Not you! I gots to put rims on my ride yo!
7. You got sick and had to go to hospital? Dude! That is what those death panels we got mad at Obama at are for! Go to them if you want treatment!


Wait a second, Anya.. I thought they were simply "independent
administrative panels": so we could remain independent of any
moral consideration when considering the potential worth and
future productivity of the patient , to enhance the bottom line.
Or maybe as you said, it's all about the money again.
edit on 24-2-2015 by derfreebie because: Quotin the Quoter



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:53 AM
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a reply to: KawRider9

You are spot on, people are too emotional or too lazy to step back and look at the big picture. It sucks that everyone needs to make sacrifices for the actions of these thugs, but we can't pretend it didnt happen or that the state is not in the economic situation it is in.

www.forbes.com...

Illinois Wake Up Call! Stagnation Spiral Encourages People to Leave



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: derfreebie

We are the fifth most debt ridden State. Cuts are going to be painful but necessary The last few administrations have done nothing but raise taxes and fees on us small business owners, while giving away more and more to appease the masses.

We cannot continue on the path we've been on. We have had a mass exodus of businesses fleeing to other States like never before. Our State is in MAJOR trouble if drastic changes aren't implemented. I understand it's not going to be popular nor easy, but if things don't change fast, we will become like Detroit in no time at all.

Would you rather have cuts to these programs or no programs at all? It's a damn shame the last few administrations simply gave out money with no way to repay it. Well, other than raising taxes and fees on the backbone of our State. You know, small businesses.


Painfully aware of the flight re: revenue creators, green ski.
I also number among those pushed out into the snow, no
regrets now. I was referring to where the cuts are... if it
was up to me DCFS should get defunded to one private eye
and a rifle squad with butterfly nets instead of M4s.

For the teachers, they're the CTU has the highest paid
constituency in the country, and look at the exit scores.
I hate the idea of a pension cut because that isn't pork--
it's as much a lifeline as a Social Security pension.
On the other hand if you're making 10% less than when you
got tenure after you've retired, where do I sign up?

This is an example of why we're also rated as the fourth
most corrupt state in the country-- we're three times as
good at hiding the bones as anyone else. It looks again
like the pork is staying, and we poor are all in the snow again.
edit on 24-2-2015 by derfreebie because: How bad is it? I won't read it in the Trib...



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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so he made several cuts that directly affect lower classes than himself but gave himself and people in his tax bracket a $750,000 tax cut? so where are the savings? his idea might make sense if trickle down economy actually worked and putting money into the rich mans hand would actually help the overall economy and not just the economy of the few at the top. this guy sounds like the opposite of robin hood, robbing from the poor to give to the rich.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: conspiracy nut

No, he let the 1.25% temporary income tax expire, it effects everyone. Good for everyone not working on the tax payer dime.
edit on 24-2-2015 by swimmer15 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: swimmer15
a reply to: conspiracy nut

No, he let the 1.25% temporary income tax expire, it effects everyone. Good for everyone not working on the tax payer dime.


Now just think of the revenue Illinois could make instead
by levying a 0.5% transaction tax at the Chicago Board of
Trade? Wow, that'll shove me onto the red list for sure..
edit on 24-2-2015 by derfreebie because: Blasphemy is often rushed and sloppy



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:34 AM
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he could have saved money by letting the 1.25 expire and he and his tax bracket could have continued to pay the 750,000 in taxes if he really wanted to implement some austerity. now that would have been honorable.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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When clowns like this are all hanging from trees we may be able to start a recovery in this country. How can this man cut these things and still walk in public? Now I find that very strange.
Perhaps that fluoride in the water and things that foam really do make one lazy, fat and unresponsively stupid. The proof is in the pudding.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: conspiracy nut

He also gave up his salary for being our Gov. Not that he couldn't afford to do the job for free in the first place, but that was helluva nice and needed gesture..

Hate on the man all you want(not directed at you) but he hasn't been in office for a month yet. Maybe we oughta wait to see how he does before getting the pitchforks ready. We need change and he might just "get er done"?

Scott Walker wasn't popular when he took office and did some drastic moves, but he got re-elected and seems to be liked. I gave Big O the benifit of doubt for awhile, maybe give this guy a chance too?



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 11:01 AM
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i hadn't heard he gave up his salary, color me cynical but he probably gets some kind of write off for that too lol! well i would like to give him a chance but being a life long illinoisian i find it hard to believe any politicans motives.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Connman

edited to add
Cuts are necessary but some of these cuts can't be cut. The facilities are already still in need. But the fat cats get fatter.



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 11:32 AM
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originally posted by: derfreebie







Awww, he's an equal opportunity jerk! Such a nice guy!


So I guess this means
1. Less seniors on Meals on Wheels and other programs.
2. Less medications for people with mental health issues, and less treatment for them, so if they get stabby, eh, not my problem, just throw them in the clink. That's all they really need, right? That or a good tazing until they die.
3. If you're kid is a Hemophiliac, he gonna die sucka!
4. Better hope your kid don't need a machine to breath, cuz, um he gonna die too sucka!
5. Oh you wanted childcare for a j. o. b.? Yeah, well too bad biyotch! You popped him out, you take care of him! Child care! As if!
6. Child care co-pay? Dang you ask a lot! Sucka suck it up! That $700k is for me! Not you! I gots to put rims on my ride yo!
7. You got sick and had to go to hospital? Dude! That is what those death panels we got mad at Obama at are for! Go to them if you want treatment!






Wait a second, Anya.. I thought they were simply "independent
administrative panels": so we could remain independent of any
moral consideration when considering the potential worth and
future productivity of the patient , to enhance the bottom line.
Or maybe as you said, it's all about the money again.



Those hemophiliac kids, they just have to prove to the "Independent panels" that they can bleed into tubes to be tested to be "productive". And those seniors with Parkinson's? They can shake the tubes instead of centrifuge machines! See, they have a use! *Stamp* Looks like you get to live another year Bub!



posted on Feb, 24 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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originally posted by: swimmer15
a reply to: KawRider9

You are spot on, people are too emotional or too lazy to step back and look at the big picture. It sucks that everyone needs to make sacrifices for the actions of these thugs, but we can't pretend it didnt happen or that the state is not in the economic situation it is in.

www.forbes.com...

Illinois Wake Up Call! Stagnation Spiral Encourages People to Leave


And leave they should.

Vote with your feet folks. That is the way our country is supposed to work.



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