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Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering $94 million property tax increase, more than 300 city worker layoffs and gas tax hike, as part of plan to close $1.2 billion budget gap, sources say
Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 18, 2020 | Gregory Pratt and John Byrne

Posted on 10/18/2020 9:46:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune.

Lightfoot also is considering about $500 million in refinancing city debt to help close the deficit, sources said.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


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KEYWORDS: budget; bulldagger; chicago; clickbait; democrats; genderdysphoria; homosexualagenda; illinois; jbpritzker; kimfoxx; lightfoot; lorilightfoot; mayorbeetlejuice; revenue; taxes
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Rats of all stripes and their in-fighting.
1 posted on 10/18/2020 9:46:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Play stupid mask games get massive budget shortfalls. Flaying the shin off of your remaining tatters of a tax base is not a realistic answer.


2 posted on 10/18/2020 9:50:38 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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[Slaps forehead] But of course! A big tax hike! Why didn’t someone think of this before?


3 posted on 10/18/2020 9:51:57 PM PDT by Ken H (Best SOTU ever!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

its all demtards know how to do

its all any of them ever do:

- slash jobs

- raise taxes

- raise rates/fees

- keep giving more workers money to welfare class (which they actively increase thru policies above)


4 posted on 10/18/2020 9:53:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Pleeeeaaase do!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 10/18/2020 10:11:32 PM PDT by Bigbrown
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To: Secret Agent Man

And then question what the hell happened!


6 posted on 10/18/2020 10:12:15 PM PDT by Bigbrown
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To: Secret Agent Man

And then question what the hell happened!


7 posted on 10/18/2020 10:13:00 PM PDT by Bigbrown
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To: ConservativeStatement

Mayor Lightweight digs herself in deeper


8 posted on 10/18/2020 10:13:35 PM PDT by BigEdLB (BigedLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: Secret Agent Man

She needs over a billion dollars. That’s serious money.

Good luck.


9 posted on 10/18/2020 10:14:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MinuteGal

ping


10 posted on 10/18/2020 10:16:34 PM PDT by nutmeg (Mega prayers for Rush Limbaugh)
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To: ConservativeStatement; All

HERE IS MORE CHICAGO STYLE POLITICS

FORCE Schools To Let Male Athletes Compete In Girls’ Sports...Any Dem congressman who didn’t support this got kicked out by holding their primary in remapped districts. Why isn’t this an issue in this 2020 campaign by the Republicans ?

.. Democratic candidate for America’s Vice President California Sen. Kamala Harris sponsored a Senate bill that would that would force funding public schools to allow biologically male athletes who identify as transgender on girls’ sports teams.

In March 2019, Harris cosponsored the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 . Among other things, the bill would force public schools to expand female athletic teams to include biological males who identify as transgender girls
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3873820/posts
.Also did this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3877896/posts and this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3880192/posts

.. HERE’S HOW THEY TREAT CONSERVATIVE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS WHO DONT SUPPORT FUNDING STUFF LIKE THIS

.. And why there is no such thing as a Conservative Dem in Congress An example is Illinois 3rd district
.. Todays Democrats weren’t happy with this father then son votes against abortion and the son’s being the only congressional democrat to vote NO on allowing men to to call themselves a women and compete with women in college sports. To stop this the demoncrats decided to remap the areas which supported them for their primary. The ward (the 23rd) and the congressional district formerly the 5th which they changed into being the 3rd Illinois congressional by taking ward areas which are dominated by hispanic fore names and placing them into the Louis Gutierez district.

In the reshaped 3rd Congressional district primary Daniel Lipinski lost because of redistricting. Of a district which had previously included adjacent Chicago city wards to his 23rd. which was “re-mapped in 2012 after former alderman and ward committeeman now congressman William O Lipinski annouced his retirement and wanted his son for his congressional replacement .

The remap was replacing ward boundaries of the 14th known as the stockyards which had experienced demographic changes. They chopped up and called sections of not only the 23 rd but the of adjacent 12th and 15th wards now the 14th ward

Where because Chicago alderman oversee routing of such things as garbage collections it affected getting city services . Some have complained of seeing rodents since as well as complained of poor road maintainence in their distrct.Now with this remap if your residence was in one ward. Now has your neighbor across the street or a block down is in another ward

.. The 5th was a district in the 1950’s which was a part of the third largest school district in the country run by the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. Those city wards were primarily composed of dozens of traditional value family oriented Catholic/Christian communities centered around their churches and their schools. Hence opposed to funding such things as abortion and LGBT activities rather for issues that dealt exclusively with city issues such as a subway L service and the Stevenson Expressway.

Those Wards once were reliable supporters of Dan’s father, William O Lipinski. But after the 2012 redistricting the number of precincts in the 23rd were cut back to 39 and even their ward headquarters location was stuck in another ward.

And where many wards had areas with hispanic last names those areas were redistricted and assigned to the Louis Gutieriez’s district. Where areas where buildings were abandoned affected by the no money down home mortgages or had changed because of this. The ward such as the 14th known as Back of The Yards because of the former stock yards which has since relocated was remapped to include portions of other wards mainly the 23rd which Those results are posted below which actually tear up the concept of a neighborhood and pit people against each other by using division.

In some of those wards areas of city blocks which were zoned exclusively for single family dwellings residents suddenly found their neighborhood having houses torn down and being replaced with multiple apartments with the units not required to furnish parking facilities and many renters were illegals. Much of which fit the plans for the suburbs
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3881650/posts
http://www.theusmat.com/mdwbea.htm


11 posted on 10/18/2020 10:19:14 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: ConservativeStatement

firing at least 300 is a start....but its still a Twofer....two tax increases for one minor give back...


12 posted on 10/18/2020 10:19:40 PM PDT by cherry
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She’s just chasing more money out of Chicago.
Putting the debt on the backs of those who don’t have the means to leave.


13 posted on 10/18/2020 10:22:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (In all things ... trigger discipline.)
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300 City of chicago employees out of 35,000.

Thats radical slahing!


14 posted on 10/18/2020 10:24:43 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“She needs over a billion dollars.”

Borrow it from Mrs. DeBlasio


15 posted on 10/18/2020 10:27:36 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: ConservativeStatement

Send Antifa/BLM a bill


16 posted on 10/18/2020 10:29:03 PM PDT by joshua c
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Is anybody still alive in Chicago to pay for all of it?


17 posted on 10/18/2020 10:55:24 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: ConservativeStatement

bookmark


18 posted on 10/18/2020 10:56:33 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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Lightfoot or Light-in-the-brain Lori just got Trump thousands of formerly Democrat voters who will vote for him.

Nothing like laying off probable union workers, esp. in Chicago, and raising taxes on the survivors of the Chicago daily slaughter pogroms.

This woman is insane. Trump should send her both a “Thank you for the new voters” card and a one-way ticket to an insane asylum.


19 posted on 10/18/2020 11:07:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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These dipshits never learn. Every time they raise taxes, taxpayers leave and revenues go DOWN. California hasn’t figured this out yet either.


20 posted on 10/18/2020 11:09:39 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isnÂ’t common anymore.)
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