Tax hike would maintain services

Tax hike would maintain services

There are 24 comments on the Oswego Ledger-Sentinel story from Mar 30, 2010, titled Tax hike would maintain services. In it, Oswego Ledger-Sentinel reports that:

Like virtually every municipality throughout the Chicagoland area, the Village of Oswego has found itself in extremely difficult financial straits.

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Angola, IN

#21 Apr 15, 2010
fed up too wrote:
so will it keep the mexicans out or not?
Nothing will.
Much to late.
"Infested" I believe is the word.

Downers Grove, IL

#22 Apr 29, 2010
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Examiner Editorial
April 29, 2010

The situation is the same when state and local government compensation data is compared with that of the private sector. As the Cato Institute's Chris Edwards notes in the current issue of the Cato Journal, "The public sector pay advantage is most pronounced in benefits. Bureau of Economic Analysis data show that average compensation in the private sector was $59,909 in 2008, including $50,028 in wages and $9,881 in benefits. Average compensation in the public sector was $67,812, including $52,051 in wages and $15,761 in benefits." Those figures likely underestimate the true gap on the benefits side because the typical government employee gets a guaranteed defined benefit pension under very generous terms, while the private sector norm is a 401(K) defined contribution plan that is subject to the ups and downs of the economy.

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Batavia, IL

#23 May 1, 2010
LilIrish wrote:
Compared with Montgomery's sales tax, it will save me more than $200 a year.
Are you saying you spend $40,000? Because that is what you would have to spend to see the tax increase of $200. It's & 50 cent increase on every $100

United States

#24 May 11, 2010
anothermom wrote:
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Oswego already has Sec. 8 housing. At least it is pretty sec. 8 housing.
Really? Where is Oswego's sec 8 housing? I have never heard of this.

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