For those of you actually working for a living, how are you enjoying your tax deduction, courtesy of President Trump? Are you enjoying a little extra walking-around money? And should we assume all you Trump-haters are putting your money where your mouth is by mailing your deduction back to the Federal government?
Of course, us schmucks stuck in Illinois can use the extra money to help pay for all the new taxes for having the “privilege” of living in the state and its’ various cities that rank at the bottom of anything important. Does it seem to you fellow Illinoisans that every politician in this state sits up at night to dream of new ideas to get their hand a little deeper into your pocket, as well as the obligatory new excuses to blame it on the previous administration? One even has to pay more for a U-haul or moving company just to move out of this state.
Question to any politician or governmental board across the nation – at any time do you ever discuss doing away with government services and giveaway’s? How is our pocketbook always the answer to your issues? Why can’t you look to see what perhaps we could do without?
Illinois just passed a 32% tax hike. Not to be outdone, Kankakee is considering doing the same. Just asking, but in your lifetimes have any of you ever gotten a 32% wage increase? But the new popular excuse is the deficit is always to pay off pensions. OK, that was a promise made, but what is being done about pension reform so that at some point that is no longer the issue, assuming it is the issue?
When the economy is not doing well, businesses look to see what they can cut back on as they know they can’t increase prices to their customers who are also struggling. Often, new equipment or technology purchases are delayed or cancelled, wages frozen, lay-offs might be implemented, and a business looks around to see what they can change or do without.
I know of a company that supplied coffee to their employees around the clock. Instead of taking the coffee away, they stopped making coffee in the afternoons, then changed the cup size from large to small in an effort to eliminate waste. Coffee costs were cut almost in half and the employees continued to enjoy free coffee. Small savings, but one of many. You politicians live here too, as does your families. It’s long past time for you to quit taking the easy way out by punting the ball to the next administration. Eventually you will run out of other people’s money.