Monthly Archives: December 2015

Live the Illinois Dream – Work for the State Government, Municipalities or Other Governmental Agencies in Illinois, Retire at 50, and Take Your Illinois Pension and Move to Florida!

  As Florida continues to grow and now has passed 20 million according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Illinois is number 49 in population growth. In fact only West Virginia is worse. From July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 Illinois actually lost population. In the meantime governmental bodies in Illinois from local municipalities and school districts to the state government look for new tax revenue to support the pensions of retired bureaucrats and payrolls of bloated governmental agencies. When a business loses customers, the business will cut expenses and reduce staff to reflect the reduction in demand. When the State of Illinois and municipalities within the State lose population, they look for new sources of revenue to support the existing bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the result is faster population loss coupled with a further decline in revenue.

Tax Abatements for Pizza Parlors in Freeport, Illinois – Keep Shifting the Tax Burden to Homeowners and Existing Small Businesses!

 It was reported in The Journal Standard that Rosati’s pizza chain has requested a tax abatement if it builds a new pizza restaurant in Freeport in front of Menards. How can one justify any tax break for a pizza parlor. There is no shortage of pizza in Freeport. We already have many good restaurants that sell pizza. Another restaurant subsidized by the taxpayers of Freeport will just dilute the existing pool of business for established restaurants in Freeport. Tell Cannovas and Ciminos that they should subsidize their competition.