Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year! Illinoisans receive raise

Pat Quinn's temporary income tax, which the now-lame duck governor wanted to make permanent, expired on New Year's Eve. This means an extra $900 for the typical Land of Lincoln family. Tough times are ahead for Illinois, because Quinn and his fellow Democrats saddled the state with a budget that assumed the tax hike would be carried over into 2015 and that budget covers the first six months of the year.

Enjoy the extra cash, my fellow Illinois patriots. As for the politicians, well, it's time that you learn to leave within your means.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The 'typical' Illinois family will get about $650 A YEAR. The upward skewing is due to the top earners getting such a nice gift. Those making, oh say, $53M a year, like Rauner, will get a windfall of $12,500+. A WEEK. Which, unlike the $650 the average family receives, will disappear from the Illinois economy. Thanks, suckers, says a grateful Brucie.

John Ruberry said...


I suggest that you assuage your guilt by wring a check for $650 to the Illinois Department of Revenue. And you are wrong, the onetime "temporary" tax revenue does not disappear from the Illinois economy, it will go to the private sector. I'm fighting ignorance one person at a time.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense, bootlicker. It will join the rest in the Caymans. But Bruce loves you for being his boy.

John Ruberry said...

I will be spending my $650-$900 here in Illinois. I take it yours will be a donation to the Illinois Department of Revenue.