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Date: 10/28/11 07:25 AM

23 Responses to Illinois Bribes Corporate America

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    October 28, 2011 at 7:16 am
    Link: Illinois Bribes Corporate America - And they do it with taxpayers money...how is this legal?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:33 am
    I`d like to see some evidence of this, because I have not seen or heard it anywhere else.
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4225 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:35 am
    Ok...what? Yeah...I doubt there`s evidence of this
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:37 am
    Without taking into account all the
    Corrupt Politicians, Thanks to this post, I found a new reason to hate the state I live in.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:55 am
    This is just ridiculous. Totally unethical. Lower taxes for ALL businesses if you want them to stay. But taxing the workers and then giving it to the biggest buisnesses?! sigh* ObamaLite here.

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    Klamz Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2011 at 8:15 am
    Then move to a state with no state taxes. Problem solved, you are now responsible for your own unhappiness.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14656 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:17 am
    Sucks if your employer is helping you with tax planning
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:29 am
    There really is no hope for the future.. Good luck with the end of days everyone.. Soceity is going down the pooter..
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I`m past right and wrong. It`s about survival.
    Pay a tax to my employer (kick back) to keep my job, or pay a tax to the state who gives it in welfare services to illegal aliens who take my job?

    I`ll go with the employer.
    Right and Wrong don`t enter into it, it`s about which one screws me less.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:38 am
    sounds like a bad solution to an even worse situation
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Yeah, Illinois, In particular Chicago, is corrupt as all hell. Btw, Illinois is ran by the Chicago democrat machine. Last year the only county that voted, a majority, for the incumbent democrat governor was Cook County and he still won ?!

    They caught ACORN and other democrat groups forging absentee ballots, just convicted another corrupt governor, and now they are letting big corporations off without paying employee taxes.

    It`s no wonder Illinois is such deep debt and I`m betting these democrat politicians are getting campaign contribution kickbacks from these same corporations.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Crakr - AT LAST! An anti-democrat topic after all of these pro-poor people OWS threads. You must have been really backed up.

    I enjoyed your post. After the 2000 and 2004 elections, I find it funny when a republican complains about cheating on a vote.
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    elderban99 Male 40-49
    180 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Wake up, America.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    The more I think about this, the more I like the idea.

    Many states offer tax incentives to businesses to move there, why not offer one to stay if they were closing down? At least in this case, the tax incentive is directly linked to jobs instead of just getting pocketed by some CEO as a bonus.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    October 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    k then....
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    jravity1 Male 18-29
    45 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    and that was the last time he was seen on tv again
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    October 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    how is that different from having a government job.your taxes go to your e....
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    Gerry: You`re kidding right ? The democrats has been enlisting both the dead the underage on absentee ballots for many decades now, especially in the big cities. Hell they`ve even been caught signing up dogs to vote!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    CrakrJak - seriously, I`ve decided I`m for it. The repulicans have granted tax incentives successfully to business in the form of no-tax for years. Parry did it in Texas to get people to start businesses and it worked. Why not give a tax incentive that is linked to a job? No job-not tax break. Just "no-tax" is a bonus in a CEO`s pocket and no one got hired.

    Look at it this way, my state income tax could go to some lame ass, leberall headed program of which I do not approve... or it could go to my keeping my job. Makes more sense when you look at it like that.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    Gerry: The problem is, these tax breaks are only being given to the big corporations that are big democrat campaign donors.

    If your going to do something like that, do it across the board, not for campaign donation kickbacks. The way it is now is not only unethical, it`s illegal.

    Small businesses employ more people now than big corporations, the individual worker should benefit at least partially, and the kickbacks should end.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36866 posts
    October 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    CrakrJak - Good point. But show me a big business that does support Repubicans. Oil of course, Banks and Brokerage Firms. But this isn`t about party affiliation, it`s about jobs. GE paid zero corporate tax last year and declared record profits...all bonuses for the CEO`s while the jobs they created were all in India.

    I would rather see state income tax used to support a job here than Obama`s bail out that did zip for jobs.

    As bad as this plan is, until something better comes along, I`d go with it.
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    davidildo123 Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 4:48 am
    ....and the retards protest Wall Street.
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    davidildo123 Male 40-49
    143 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 4:50 am
    Gerry1of1. The big problem is that Illinois increased business taxes here and all the companies that can afford it are bailing. Increase business taxes, then give it back to your corporate supporters as state income tax.

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