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[–] Fetalpig 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

where else can you work 23 years and get paid for fifty?

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[–] EarlPoncho 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

work 20, retire. get another government job. work 20 more years, double pension for life

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[–] therealsharpie 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

France, actually. Pension policies that were leftovers from trying to revitalize the workforce after WW2 means that there's people in the early 40's retired just cause they worked on the trains for a few years.

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Any sane person still living in Illinois at this point deserves what they get as it spirals into a complete shithole.

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[–] GoatEmperorTrump 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Seriously, you cannot have that great a job that you can't simply pack up and move across the border to Iowa, Indiana, Missouri or Wisconsin.

Only morons remain with the sinking ship.

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[–] Adam_Jensen_ 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And they will move to those areas, changing the demographics of the politics. Causing the same scenario again.

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[–] CowWithBeef 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The thing with property tax is you pay many years of it in lost equity the moment it goes up. Those who sold and left sooner dodged a big loss.

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[–] Shilly_Mc_Shillface 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You got no idea. I got kids in high school so is a bit harder to move.

I'm leaving, but may cost marriage.

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I had a family member in your situation. Was on the cusp of filing for divorce. I sat down with him and helped him polish his resume then spent a lot of time applying for him and he found a better paying job out of state willing to cover their re-lo.

I know not everyone can accomplish this, but I absolutely know it's possible with a bit of hard work and dedication.

Best of luck.

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[–] Solstiare 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Now you see why they are trying to neuter the 2nd.

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[–] Shilly_Mc_Shillface 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Time for pre-emtive measures. Where's them pitchforks and pikes?

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[–] CrustyBeaver52 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

This is the straw that breaks the state. Land values will collapse. The local economy will collapse. Population exodus. Ghettos and wastelands.

Just like Detroit.

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/special-reports/2015/05/14/detroit-abandoned-homes-volume-terrifying/27237787/

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[–] MingMing 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I feel sorry for the rest of the state. There are good people who live in rural southern Illinois. Chicago is dragging the whole ship down with it and it’s sad to see.

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[–] KoKansei 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Let's hope so. I'm tired of waiting for this obnoxious fiscal time bomb to go off.

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[–] ludwigvon [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder what this is going to do to rent prices lol

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[–] JohnGoodman 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Let’s take more money from people and then “give” it back to them in another form, so that it looks like the almighty gubmint has solved a problem for the people. Why would we do that? Oh yeah we also like to skim a little of that money we “gave” you.

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[–] edistojim 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Why anyone would live in that liberal infested shithole is beyond me. The property taxes were already some of the highest in the nation but the fucktards keep electing the same democrats over and over again. Thats not likely to change.

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[–] Norm 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

theres a few reasons, theres the people that grew up there and do not want to leave family behind. Theres the poeple who have good jobs, and don't want to have to find new ones. Then theres also the fact that it's only the chicago and Peoria areas that are shitholes, the rest of the state is not liberal, it's just chicago fucking over the rest of the state.

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[–] GetInPussy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Chicago has always been a shithole but I remember a time when Peoria wasn't so bad. Then the Chicago niggers came and continued to come. Crime in Peoria has skyrocketed. Entire swaths are now ghettos. Hearing gunshots ringing out at night is now the norm. The mall is full of them and their nigglets. I'm glad I don't live there but absolutely despise when I have to visit. Now they're starting to spread out into the rural farming communities. The democrats have completely ruined Illinois by encouraging them to spread further out into the state with the section 8 housing they supply for them. Now they have the gall to raise my property taxes even more. You're definitely right, most of the rest of the state is red but we're so outnumbered by Chicago that there's nothing that we can do about it. I've already been considering moving out of state but having been rooted in the area all of my life with all of my family here, it makes it a hard decision. It just comes down to numbers though and the numbers say this state is a dead rotting corpse that the vultures (democrats) are still trying to pick clean. I don't see how I can afford to stay here in a state that treats it's middle class so poorly. That's who this is going to affect the most. This is why 700,000 have fled this state already. Fuck you Madigan and a double fuck you Rauner, you traitorous RINO POS!

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[–] obvious_throwaway1 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago  (edited ago)

theres the people that grew up there and do not want to leave family behind.

In 2018, with the over-abundance of near-instantaneous video & voice communication technology, this argument is a complete crock of shit. Unless you need to constantly touch your family in some odd quasi-incestial way, I think fuckin' Skype will work just fine.

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[–] ludwigvon [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No, they were THE highest in the nation lol

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[–] Shilly_Mc_Shillface 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

i would pay 5 grand in taxes

Lol. Mine have gone from $2500 to $10k unincorporated, no sidewalks, streetlights, buses...3 houses down-$15k and across Street $18k on 3000' home.

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[–] UlyssesEMcGill 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

400 per month

Your property taxes aren't due in two payments?

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[–] razzorik 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Well that is what happens as you march towards a police state... need more police .

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[–] Adam_Jensen_ 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

... need more police .

On it's way:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=vjSohj-Iclc

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