Chicago IGO releases 2013 city budget suggestions on savings and revenue options
The City of Chicago 's Inspector General Joe Ferguson today released its third annual report of Savings and Revenue Options for the City for cost savings and revenue increases.
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#1 Sep 30, 2012
surely you jest?
You already tax everything in sight. How about SPENDING CUTS?
Here's the problem in a nut shell. Chicago along with many other cities and states have been adding programs, along with taxes, fees, surcharges, licenses, permits etc etc to pay for this bloated mess.
The problem is CITY NEVER CUTS ANYTHING CLOSES OUT ANY PROGRAM OR THE TAXES FEES TO SUPPORT THAT OUT DATED PROGRAM.
Have you noticed the numbers of cities already in bankruptcy court because they can't pay bills due?
They spend more than they take in.
How about a top to bottom review of the city budget with an eye to closing out old unneeded programs reducing welfare and other give a way programs.
Some of these programs go back to the 60's and can't still be needed or necessary.
Or do what NYC, NY is doing, they like you, already tax everything in sight so now they are proposing a LAP DANCING TAX ! Yep they want to put a tax on lap dancers to bring in more money to waste.
How about a black drug dealing gang tax, tax those drug sales which are illegal anyway, or a tax on
welfare moms for having more kids while on welfare without knowing who the father is, or a big fat tax on lawmakers for over spending, a government mismanagement tax on city government officials who mismanage the city economy.
one day one of your new taxes is going to be the one that brings down this house of tax cards.
Consumers even those on welfare only have so much money on hand and the more the city takes out the less they have to live on.....
the end is in sight
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