Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Stealth Tax

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Lake County voters will get their opportunity to stick it to the man in November:
A divided Lake County Board voted Tuesday to put a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if the General Assembly should amend Illinois' Constitution and ban a statewide property tax increase. The usefulness of the referendum was questioned by county board members from both sides of the political aisle. The General Assembly is not considering such a statewide tax increase, opponents of the proposal said.
Lake County Board members spar over advisory property tax referendum
At the risk of being a party pooper, your LakeCountyEye has learned that these voters will be voting down a tax that does not exist.

At the risk of stating the obvious, didn't anyone on the Lake County Board know that in Illinois there is no such thing as a State Property Tax? If they did they are not talking. One County Board member did not respond to your LakeCountyEye's queries, citing that he was in drug rehab. Another could not respond because his Instagram account has been shut down.

One County Board member did tell the News-Sun ...
Michael Danforth, District 17, defended the measure saying, "This allows constituents a voice. Let's give them the opportunity to speak to Springfield. This also speaks to the taxing districts. People are paying enough taxes."
Lake County Board members spar over advisory property tax referendum
Another County Board member was all like Amen to That:
Judy Martini, District 5, said she has no problem with putting the referendum on the ballot. "I want to make it clear the County Board is not voting to support. We’re just putting it on the ballot. We are not taking a position on this. “Let the voters decide," she continued.
Lake County Board members spar over advisory property tax referendum
It goes with out saying that you take a big risk when you give the voters an opportunity to speak. Does anyone really know what the voter's decision will be?

Your LakeCountyEye knows. The voters of Lake County are going to vote for higher property taxes by a 20 to 1 margin. Take it to the bank!

Your LakeCountyEye: Predicting the future since Aug 7, 2018.

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