Sunday, April 25, 2010

Illinois has a banking problem

Illinois seems to have too many problems.
Ranking in the top three of bank failures?
*States not listed are those with only one bank failure in the last ten years.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Illinois has a tax problem

Ten states exclude all federal, state and local pension income from taxation.  These include … Illinois...

Many states exclude Social Security retirement benefits from state income taxes.  The District of Columbia and 27 states with income taxes provide a full exclusion for Social Security benefits -- … Illinois....

States with the highest sales tax are:…and Illinois (6.25%). 

Illinois and Mississippi exclude income from qualified retirement plans.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

More mobile

I'm more mobile now. Right now I'm using this post as a test of Microsoft Word 2007's blog post program. I already crashed it once by adding a bunch of accounts and then closing the blog post file without saving it. Don't worry, I won't be blogging and driving.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Tea Party Express comes to Springfield


The Tea Party Express came to Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois tonight. I took a few photos. I started to look for ant-tea party protesters but I couldn't see any. I assumed from the main-stream media that the Tea Party was strictly Conservative and run by the Republicans. I was duped by false propaganda.

The Republicans would love everyone to believe that they are the power behind the Tea Party, and the Democrats would love everyone to believe that the Tea Party is made by right-wing wackos.

These two political parties do not want you to believe that the Tea party is unique and a threat to both Power Bases of Republican and Democrat parties, which have ruled this country as a duopoly that excludes such independent thinkers as Ross Perot, Ralph Nader, Ron Paul, and other political parties such as the Libertarians, Green, and Independents.

The Republicans and Democrats point fingers at each other in front, while willfully passing the baton between them behind their backs, and playing "Keep-Away" from anyone with a notion of balancing the power between the people and the government.

The revolving door between high government staff positions, and corporate boards of directors on Wall Street is a chief indicator that politicians have only the interests of their closest advisors, which happens to be strong-arming more money out of the pockets of workers and into the pockets of government contracted industrial complexes.

Unfortunately, the podium tonight at the Illinois State fairgrounds was populated with speakers who chose to target Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, when they should have been targeting Henry Paulson, Ben Burnanke, Alan Greenspan, Tim Geitner, Paul Wolfowitz, and others involved in financial advice that resulted in the current economic situation.

While the speakers at the Tea Party activities continue to mislead the public away from the cause and place blame on mere actors and rodeo clowns in marble rings, not much will become of them.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Product Failure - Wire shelves

This product was purchased at at Target in Springfield. You will need to open the package in the store and check the pipe threading to be sure you do not have a defective product.