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Oh, my! Locally, this one’s gonna sting!

I’ve lived in Central Illinois, as a Chicago transplant, for about 40 years. Everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, either works for, used to work for, wants to work for, or knows or is related to someone who works for, Caterpillar, the great Yellow Giant locally.

Governor Quinn and the recent lame-duck Democrat legislature, with their ungodly tax hikes, may soon change all of that.

Way to go, Democrats! (And many of them are…UAW jobs!)

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  1. Economic karma is just a bit*h, ain’t it? I have all kinds of cousins in Illinois, and half of them are staunch Catholics who actually vote Dem. Which makes me question their “staunchness”, but it also makes me question their actual sanity as well. Beyond that, I don’t see how they manage to survive in a state that taxes as heavily as Illinois does.

      • We’ll beat you on the negative population growth. Our wealthy retirees don’t seem to want to keep dealing with the damp white stuff past the age of 60.

        And Caterpillar is just one company. ADM would be another prime prospect to be lured out of IL. Some of these companies with international business that are headquartered here are already investing billions into other nearby states like IN and WI and elsewhere. This winter Gov. Christie was running radio ads to entice our companies to relocate to NJ after Quinnocchio raised taxes.

        We were rated to be the worst US state as far as default liklihood. That was before the big tax hike.

        Quinn sees only one way to keep his crime syndicate going, and that’s to tax more and borrow more. We’ll beat you to the bottom, have no fear.

    • Not so fast, Queen H, we still have the 39 long term visitors from IN. If they stay much longer, they will start paying Quinn’s new higher income tax rate.

      I heard that the Indiana fleebaggers have already surpassed the fleebagging record set by the Texas legislature.

      I don’t think I’m in Kansas any more.

  2. Let’s not forget Olin deciding to move its ammunition division to Mississippi because union negotiations failed. 1,000 jobs lost in Illinois, 1,000 jobs created in MIssissippi. It will take a while to build the new 500,000 s.f. facility in Mississippi, but the union lost itself 1,000 jobs.

    Atlas is shrugging. 🙂

  1. Economic karma is just a bit*h, ain’t it? I have all kinds of cousins in Illinois, and half of them are staunch Catholics who actually vote Dem. Which makes me question their “staunchness”, but it also makes me question their actual sanity as well. Beyond that, I don’t see how they manage to survive in a state that taxes as heavily as Illinois does.

      • We’ll beat you on the negative population growth. Our wealthy retirees don’t seem to want to keep dealing with the damp white stuff past the age of 60.

        And Caterpillar is just one company. ADM would be another prime prospect to be lured out of IL. Some of these companies with international business that are headquartered here are already investing billions into other nearby states like IN and WI and elsewhere. This winter Gov. Christie was running radio ads to entice our companies to relocate to NJ after Quinnocchio raised taxes.

        We were rated to be the worst US state as far as default liklihood. That was before the big tax hike.

        Quinn sees only one way to keep his crime syndicate going, and that’s to tax more and borrow more. We’ll beat you to the bottom, have no fear.

    • Not so fast, Queen H, we still have the 39 long term visitors from IN. If they stay much longer, they will start paying Quinn’s new higher income tax rate.

      I heard that the Indiana fleebaggers have already surpassed the fleebagging record set by the Texas legislature.

      I don’t think I’m in Kansas any more.

  2. Let’s not forget Olin deciding to move its ammunition division to Mississippi because union negotiations failed. 1,000 jobs lost in Illinois, 1,000 jobs created in MIssissippi. It will take a while to build the new 500,000 s.f. facility in Mississippi, but the union lost itself 1,000 jobs.

    Atlas is shrugging. 🙂

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