Archive | January 2008

House-Approved Stimulus Plan

Illegal Immigrants to Benefit From House-Approved Stimulus Plan

by admin – published on January 30th, 2008WASHINGTON – The $146 billion stimulus package intended to jolt the economy by giving taxpayers rebates up to $1,200 includes cash returns for illegal immigrants who pay taxes.

Under the plan passed by the House, illegal immigrants who qualify as “resident aliens” and earned a minimum of $3,000 would be eligible for rebates of between $300-$600, FOX News has learned.
Only those illegals who have been assigned an Individual Tax Identification Number that allows them to file income taxes would be eligible. Resident aliens are defined as people who spend a “substantial” amount of time in the U.S. and have not been deported.
The provision has irked illegal immigration opponents, who say the assigning of TINs and collection of taxes from illegals sanctions their presence in the country.
Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., told FOX News that the bill will certainly stimulate “more illegal immigration.”

The stimulus plan met with overwhelming bipartisan support Tuesday, passing the House 385-35 with little debate after House leaders and White House negotiators came to agreement last week.

Opponents of the illegal immigrant eligibility provision point out that the House considered the bill under “suspension of the rules.” Suspension provisions allow the House to expedite bills and don’t open them up to the usual amendment process.
The plan, which would send at least some rebate to anyone with at least $3,000 in income- with more going to families with children and less going to wealthier taxpayers – faces an uncertain future in the Senate.

Senate Democrats and some Republicans support a larger package that adds billions of dollars for senior citizens and the unemployed, and reduces the rebate for individuals to $500 and $1,000 for couples.

The Senate version written by Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus would deliver checks even to the richest taxpayers, who are disqualified under the House-passed measure.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blasted the proposal to send rebates to those with higher incomes, saying it “causes me to want to gag.” The feeling is widespread among Democrats, he added, saying the “the gag reflex is coming upon everybody”

Will county Political View By JolietJake

Many of us are not happy with the way that our state and country are being governed. If you hire someone to perform a job and it is not performed as you instructed, then you have the right, and the obligation, to fire them and hire someone else.The same is true of government, as they are our employees. We select them in an election and pay them regularly, even when they do not perform. Yet time after time we are let down by a bunch of liars, thieves and cheats most often these worthless pieces of crap are defended. These politicians created the current problem(s) or they have not fixed an existing problem. I will remember their failures when I go to the polls and elect all new members of both the state and federal Congress, and place responsibility for their failures where they rightly belong.

How do we in Will County view the current city councils or the Will county board? I know where I will place my vote and it will not be on anybody that sits on the city council or the Will County board.

To often the voter is indifferent to the facts; many Voters are just walking around with blinders on with their head in their asses or just flat out lied to by the candidates to get our critical vote.

Ask a local candidate what whey will do to change the current status of will county and 10 to 1 odds you get the run around or just lying lip service.

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’”

Cresthill’s In trouble


1) I was able to get some information about the recent decline in the City’s financial health that the Mayor keeps referencing without giving any details. Apparently, the City is facing a $1,500,000 budget deficit. No details of how this occurred have yet come to light however.

2) Some people may question my background in criticizing those who oversee our City’s finances or question what makes me think I know better than these professionals how to manage a City’s finances. While, I certainly cannot claim to have more experience than any of those professionals except for the City Administrator (I have two years of experience as opposed to his few months), I instead rest upon my past accomplishments as a City Treasurer and a City Administrator for a different city. While, it was smaller than Crest Hill, its financial difficulties at the time I was hired exceeded those faced by Crest Hill. They were in debt to their debt limit, had issued short term revenue bonds in order to keep operating, and were in the process of deciding which city services to cut. Two years later, I left a city that was on firm financial footing, had completed and was in the process of completing a number of large infrastructure improvement projects. I did not shrink the budget and I raised taxes at a slower rate than inflation. What I did do was reduce costs for outside services such as legal fees, audit costs, and engineering fees. I also increased revenue by bidding out the City’s back accounts to the various banks in the area in order to receive the best package of interest rates and eliminate all fees. In addition, I pursued state funds aggressively and reached agreements that ensured the the state prison in town would cover every cost associated with it from costs of utility extensions to road paving. City services were maintained and in many cases improved as employee morale increased along with the City’s financial stability. Also, our water, sewer, and electric systems were in better shape than ever before and ready for growth. So, I think I have some experience behind me when I criticize others. Sure, it is only two years of experience, but compared to where a Treasurer with 20 years of experience has gotten us, I think I stand up pretty well.

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Will County Governmental League – Meeting Schedule for 2008

Will County Governmental League – Meeting Schedule for 2008
January 10, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Shorewood Village Hall, One Towne Center
January 15, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: Nicor Gas, 3000 East Cass Street, Joliet
January 23, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Transportation Committee Meeting
Location: Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road
February 14, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Joliet City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 West Jefferson
March 12, 2008
SPRINGFIELD LOBBY DAY
Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Hilton Springfield Hotel, Prairie Room (Mezzanine Level)
Legislative Meetings – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Reception – 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Hilton Springfield Hotel, Rendezvous Room (Mezzanine Level)
March 18, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location:
March 26, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Transportation Committee Meeting
Location: Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road
April 10, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Joliet City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 West Jefferson
May 8, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Joliet City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 West Jefferson
May 20, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: TBD
May 28, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Transportation Committee Meeting
Location: Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road
Please note: meeting dates, times, and locations are subject to change. 01/14/08
July 15, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: TBD
August 5, 2008
WCGL ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – Details TBA
Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive
September 11, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Joliet City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 West Jefferson
September 16, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: TBD
September 24, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Transportation Committee Meeting
Location: Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road
October 9, 2008
FALL LEGISLATIVE EVENT – Details TBA
Location – TBA
November 13, 2008, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
FULL MEMBER REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING
Location: Joliet City Hall, Council Chambers, 150 West Jefferson
November 18, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Public Works Advisory Committee Meeting
Location: TBD
November 26, 2008 – 10:00 A.M.
Transportation Committee Meeting
Location: Crest Hill City Hall, 1610 Plainfield Road
December 11, 2008 – 5:00 to 9:00 P.M.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY MEETING
Patrick Haley Mansion, Joliet

Know who screwed up Will County

Will County Board Officials – Republican

District

1

Mary Ann Gearhart-Deutsche

Corey Singer

 

 

2

Richard Brandolino

James G. Moustis

Tom Weigel

3

Ann Dralle

Susan C. Riley

Michael F. Wisniewski

4

Charles “Chuck” E. Maher

Wayne H. McMillan

Edward D. Kusta, Jr.

5

James A. Blackburn, Jr.

John E. Gerl

Lee Ann Goodson

6

Don Gould

Deborah A. Rozak

Kerry Sheridan

7

Jim Bilotta

Kathleen Konicki

Ronald Svara

Who will win in the 11th District

New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann or New Lenox resident Terry Heenan or LaSalle County resident Jimmy Lee, it’s not as big of a toss up as we all might think. 

Tim Baldermann has the name recognition and that seems to me where Baldermann stops while  Terry Heenan supports the use of a national employment database that could identify whether a person is in the U.S. illegally.  Heenan said Companies that hire illegal immigrants must be held accountable.

Baldermann seems to be making excuses for businesses that hire illegals while Terry Heenan has a definitive plan that may stop the influx of illegals into this country.

So the 2 people that are in the political game is Tim Baldermann and Terry Heenan and Jimmy Lee is way in left field.

“You don’t reward criminal behavior with a benefit you reward criminal behavior with Jail and deportation”

Illegals say: I came here looking for America and America can’t find me while looking for me.

As to Jimmy Lee I think it would benefit Jimmy to save money and open up a news stand because in this election he will not make the news he might as well sell the news… My pick is Terry Heenan to win.
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