New 1% Tax in Chicago Ridge

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Since: Aug 10

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#1 Jan 8, 2013
I see that it was voted on and passed 4-2 in favor of the new 1% additional tax. Whats the money earmarked for? Jack and Baldy or the outgoiong rapist deputy chief?
Retired

Chicago, IL

#2 Jan 8, 2013
NutBag wrote:
I see that it was voted on and passed 4-2 in favor of the new 1% additional tax. Whats the money earmarked for? Jack and Baldy or the outgoiong rapist deputy chief?
Thank You Mr Don Pratl

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#3 Jan 8, 2013
Sorry 'Retired' I am definately not a Pratl!
its needed

Markham, IL

#4 Jan 8, 2013
it's a duct tape n zip tie fund from what i read....
Village Resident

Chicago, IL

#5 Jan 8, 2013
NutBag wrote:
I see that it was voted on and passed 4-2 in favor of the new 1% additional tax. Whats the money earmarked for? Jack and Baldy or the outgoiong rapist deputy chief?
Go on the www.chicagoridge.org site and find the agenda for tonight's Village Board Meeting. After the meeting our big brave trustees are going behind closed doors to discuss acquisition of property. If I were a betting person, I would say that one of those trustees has found some property in Chicago Ridge that he wants to purchase with the new 1% tax. Brilliant, raise sales tax AND take more village land off of the property tax rolls. That will raise our property taxes. When our property taxes get as high as Orland Park wouldn't we be better off out there?

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#6 Jan 8, 2013
Isn't our tax rate now 10%?
Really

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 8, 2013
Village Resident wrote:
<quoted text>Go on the www.chicagoridge.org site and find the agenda for tonight's Village Board Meeting. After the meeting our big brave trustees are going behind closed doors to discuss acquisition of property. If I were a betting person, I would say that one of those trustees has found some property in Chicago Ridge that he wants to purchase with the new 1% tax. Brilliant, raise sales tax AND take more village land off of the property tax rolls. That will raise our property taxes. When our property taxes get as high as Orland Park wouldn't we be better off out there?
Aren't we "Home Rule"?
Typical Resident

Chicago, IL

#9 Jan 8, 2013
Interested Parties wrote:
There is a village board meeting tonight - wonder if the residents will show up and want answers
No, I do want to! I am too lazy!
No Show

Oak Lawn, IL

#10 Jan 9, 2013
Typical Resident wrote:
<quoted text>No, I do want to! I am too lazy!
No one showed up at last nights meeting. Tha'ts why they can do what they do. No one cares to show up and voice their concerns.
Mary

Chicago, IL

#11 Mar 4, 2013
its pathetic
res

Evergreen Park, IL

#12 Mar 5, 2013
are we ever going to see are village meetings on tv?
Major

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 5, 2013
res wrote:
are we ever going to see are village meetings on tv?
That would be like watching Creature Feature.
Inspector

Chicago, IL

#14 May 9, 2013
so what was the 1% raise for?

Since: Aug 10

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#15 May 9, 2013
Inspector wrote:
so what was the 1% raise for?
All these pensions are not going to pay themselves!
concerned taxpayer

Des Plaines, IL

#16 May 9, 2013
NutBag wrote:
<quoted text>All these pensions are not going to pay themselves!
Did u add up the totals on your tax bill to see what u pay for pensions? Just curious. I pay less than $300 for six months.

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#17 May 9, 2013
You say you pay less than $300 for 6 months. Is that a deal?
concerned taxpayer

United States

#18 May 9, 2013
NutBag wrote:
You say you pay less than $300 for 6 months. Is that a deal?
It's not a deal, but everybody makes more of a big deal with pensions when that is a drop in the hat when it compares to the school(s) tax
concerned taxpayer

United States

#19 May 9, 2013
NutBag wrote:
You say you pay less than $300 for 6 months. Is that a deal?
To be honest, I don't mind paying for police and fire pensions. They deserve it.
concerned taxpayer

United States

#20 May 9, 2013
concerned taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>To be honest, I don't mind paying for police and fire pensions. They deserve it.
Another fact. Pensions are becoming more difficult to find each time these POS politicians make tweaks to the laws so it benefits themselves or their cronies. That is not what they are meant for, but we want to fault the deserving ones.

Here is another fact. Look at social security or Medicare. Both are mismanaged because of politicians and those programs are on the verge of bankruptcy. The funding of these programs are similar to pensions.

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