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cowboy May 25th, 2017 1:15pm

Chicago is the only major city in the US to lose population and the third consecutive year to do so. Meanwhile, the IL Democrats approved a 5.4 Billion dollar tax increase. Is a 5.4 billion dollar tax increase the way to bring jobs and people back?

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
05/26/17 8:44 am

Politicians are idiots. They have stupid ideas. No matter the party

AnarchoCowboy Back 4 Now
05/25/17 7:53 pm

No, as a SoIL business owner, deregulation and mellonomics is the way to get Illinois on track.

think4yourself Not a safe space
05/25/17 5:43 pm

No. Most people and businesses don't want more of their money going to the government.

Suzan Hawaii
05/25/17 3:56 pm

People do not want to live there because of the violence. It is also extremely cold

cowboy Dawns Highway
05/25/17 4:13 pm

And sky high property taxes.

EquaISideEcon more conservative than u
05/25/17 4:40 pm

As a (former) resident the majority of concern is under finance. The violence is well contained to very few neighborhoods.

cowboy Dawns Highway
05/25/17 5:44 pm

The sky high property taxes are not, however.

chinito Florida
05/26/17 4:07 am

Suzan, probably they are planing on buying a buck of scarves and jackets with that money 🤷‍♂️

abusara i drink and i know things
05/25/17 12:44 pm

Depends on what they do with the money. If they build infrastructure and educate their citizens to the point that it makes economic sense to do business there it could pay off in the long run.

AnarchoCowboy Back 4 Now
05/25/17 7:50 pm

Ha, nice idea, but this is Illinois, we don't do that here. We throw money at the problem hoping it works itself out.

JudicialJedi321 This is How Liberty Dies
05/25/17 10:28 am

They've been in charge of that state for decades! And their citizens keep getting killed by gangsters, with the smart ones being driven away. They're doomed.

followingsea Illinois is
05/25/17 10:00 am

Chicago is in flux, trying for bottom.

Jazzy5 USA
05/25/17 8:39 am

The CBO. Said they are doing just fine!

05/25/17 8:11 am

The only olace so bad that even at zero population growth it isnt getting better.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
05/25/17 8:04 am

You call it Illinois; I call it Little Venezuela.

chinito Florida
05/26/17 4:03 am

😂😂😂 I like that name!

pcisbs1 Baltimore to Central PA
05/25/17 7:50 am

Pure idiots, yeah, I'll move to a crime ridden city to pay more taxes then what I was previously paying.Thats make sense....😂

knetzere Illinois
05/25/17 7:33 am

Tribune last year surveyed dozens of former residents who had fled within the past five years, and all offered their own list of reasons for doing so. Common reasons included high taxes, the state budget stalemate, crime, the unemployment rate and the weather

In a different poll "Twenty-seven percent cited taxes as the primary reason"

ReligiousCommie No Longer Active
05/26/17 4:07 pm

So yes. Taxes on the poor and middle class are bad. I agree but am conflicted.

knetzere Illinois
05/26/17 7:37 pm

I understand but you have to see there is a point where taxes on the upper classes become counter productive. People with the means will leave and take their revenues with them. We are seeing that first hand in il. Then you are left with the middle and lower class still paying these taxes but now with reduced opportunities

Diogenes FreeMeBe
05/25/17 6:34 am

There are still plenty of idiots there.