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Illinois moves into the top 20 personal income tax states

If you are in Illinois and upset over the personal income tax hike, well now Illinois is the 16th worst state to be in.

Here’s a list of the states with highest average income tax rates:

California – 7.75
Oregon – 7.73
Minnesota – 7.53
Maine – 7.23
Vermont – 7.18
Hawaii – 7.01
New York – 6.05
Wisconsin – 5.94
North Carolina – 5.49
Connecticut – 5.4
Massachusetts – 5.1
Idaho – 5
New Hampshire – 5
Tennessee – 5*
Utah – 5
Illinois – 4.95
Iowa – 4.92
Rhode Island – 4.83
West Virginia – 4.8
Delaware – 4.71

“The tax increase isn’t a solution to (the state’s financial problems),” Labell said. “The impact of this hike would be felt much sooner than the budget impasse. There would be more economic stagnation and more people will leave the state, and the more people who leave the state, the worse it will be for those who stay.”

The economic downfall of Illinois is already bad. I have not closed on my new property as of yet and i am tempted to just cancel it and work on moving to a better state. Illinois is beyond fixing. The second quote is exactly what will happen. When businesses and residents flee the state the increased tax rate won’t do much with the lousy spending the state is doing. The only way Illinois gets out of the debt and avoid becoming a junk state is to cut 70% of it’s expenses. That means a ton of layoffs, something that no state wants to do but without a budget and without a way to pay off the debt there won’t be a state for people to live in. And that means the entire state will suffer.  For starters IL should shut down their emissions air quality control and cut all road construction and only focus on the roads that desperately need repairing.

When i had a budget crisis of my own i had to make some tough choices. I couldn’t buy any new clothes, couldn’t buy any cleaning supplies (only when i really needed it) and i only drove to work and home. I was still losing money but it wasn’t a whole lot and i got it back during tax time. I am already going to see if i could claim myself as a dependent on state income taxes but that means i won’t be able to spend that money.. and it’s a bit of a headache with that and usually it’s easier to just let them take the money they need out. But if they are not getting paid every week they may have to make more cuts. In the end it won’t matter as the extra money they are trying to get from people will be lost when people are moving out of Illinois. The only solution to fix this is something that the Illinois politicians are not willing to do, but it needs to be done if we are to get out of this budget crisis.

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Taxes in Illinois is already horrible. The fact that now it increased has more people fleeing the state. What Illinois’ New Budget Means for Residents

So what does this mean, more people are selling their homes and if they could even sell their home in the first place because people do not want to live in Illinois due to it’s ridiculous tax rate. So the housing market will crash. People spending less will cut job hours, cutting more profits for Illinois. This tax rate will not solve the budget crisis Illinois has. They need to budget and they need to cut a massive amount of expenditures. Now some people might think this tax rate will help Illinois.. It won’t. It’s only going to further destroy Illinois credibility. And at this point, i just want to leave the state because it’s become too costly to live in Illinois. Without an effective budget this state will simply fail.

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Illinois end-of-year budget deficit to top $6B

Illinois has a total of $14.9 billion deficit. And no one is doing anything about it. The result, higher taxes and population decrease, Illinois loses more residents in 2016 than any other state / https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/still-leaving-illinois-an-exodus-of-people-and-money/

This also drives up the constant violence Chicago faces, 8 shot in Lawndale: ‘This is just the city we live in’

High taxes and poor education isn’t helping much in the state of Illinois. The biggest problem is that there isn’t anything being done to rectify the deficit. The increase in taxes won’t help, Illinois Senate Passes Budget, Tax Increase

“You pay the highest property taxes in America. We’ve got to change that. We’ve got to bring our property taxes down over time. And the way to start is to do a true, long-term property tax freeze and give you – all the people of Illinois – the power, the ability to decide, if and when and how your property taxes move,” Rauner said during the Facebook Live. “That’s what we’re pushing for. We’ll never give up on that push. And that’s the stumbling block right now.”

Consequently people are leaving Illinois. Why pay ridiculous tax rates when you can move somewhere where taxes are not as high.

700+ days without an Illinois Budget; Local school district could close if nothing passes

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Bottom line is Illinois has leaders who have no idea on how to budget. Illinois needs to stop spending money on useless things such as researching on whether they want to build a road, in fact they should stop building new roads and fix the problems with the roads they do have. Increasing tolls, taxes, gas prices and the overall cost of living will only hurt the state in the long run. Illinois has to come up with a budget that cuts all the useless spending out. And with a $14.9 billion deficit, i think it’s time to cut unnecessary spending.

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Kathy Griffin has quickly found out how doing something very wrong has some pretty pricey consequences. Please note, this is not a post to harass anyone, including Kathy Griffin. So don’t come on my blog saying i’m being mean or whatever.

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Kathy Griffin apologizes for photo shoot with bloodied Trump mask, says she ‘went too far’

After seeing that photo, it took me a bit to figure out what she has done reading some of the articles and needless to say what Kathy has done was unacceptable. To find this funny you have to be some kind of sick individual to begin with. Shortly after she posted these photos, a whole bunch of people were furious and she knew right away that what she did was wrong, immediately apologized and begged for forgiveness. However, if you are creating a life like head of someone, bloody it, then post it like a barbarian you already know what you are doing. And she thought this was a joke? It seems to me she was pretty serious about wanting Donald Trump dead. Using her comedy routine to vent frustration over Trump being president isn’t exactly the best thing.

Then this happened, Barron Trump Thought Kathy Griffin’s Beheaded Trump Image Was His Dad

Trump family sources tell us Barron was in front of the TV watching a show when the news came on and he saw the bloody, beheaded image. We’re told he panicked and screamed, “Mommy, Mommy!”

As it was put to us, “He’s 11. He doesn’t know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad.”

Melania called out Kathy, saying what she did was disturbing, wrong and “makes you wonder about [her] mental health.”

Could you imagine a kid, having to go through the possibility of one of your parents being dead, murdered no less. Some people also believe Barron is autistic although i couldn’t find any concrete evidence of that.  Trump Family Has ‘Made It Very Clear’ What They Think of Kathy Griffin

If that’s not enough..  ‘He broke me’: A defiant, tearful Kathy Griffin slams attacks by Trump and his family

“I’m not good at being appropriate,” she said. “I’m only good at doing comedy one way. It’s in your face. I’m going to make fun of the president. And I’m going to do it more now.” 

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Kathy Griffin loses remainder of her tour gigs in wake of Donald Trump severed head scandal after dramatic press conference

Here is the full Kathy Griffin press conference,

After watching the video, she does seem sincere in her apology but at the same time she has some kind of mental illness. Many people won’t forgive her for her misdeeds and that is a big problem in this world today. Not to mention there is a whole lot of hate going around, Kathy and Trump are both catalysts for hate. The masses just follows, it’s basically “hate spreads like wildfire”.

As a Christian, we follow the mindset of forgiving people for their misdeeds, even if they do something really awful such as what Kathy Griffin did. At the same time, we must learn from our mistakes. Some people refuse to learn from their mistakes, such as the transgender activism. They often blame others for their own actions and instead of saying “ok, well people feel really strongly about being against transgender people so we need to talk to the doctor and find another form of treatment besides transitioning” they say and continue to say “your a bigot, you are uneducated, i hope people like you become extinct like the dinosaurs” which again fuels hate and rage. We can’t have some sort of common ground and with the Kathy Griffin scenario, there is a lot of hate being spewed around.

We live in a Godless society where people are doing what they want and ignore the consequences of their actions or their actions affecting other people in a negative way. With the media, slamming Kathy Griffin.. constantly berating Donald Trump there is no way to really see things other than intense hatred. This leads to violence and war. As a Christian we are taught there is a heaven and hell and when we die, we go to the one that we are judged with. What we do in this life will matter in the next. However, today we are living in between heaven and hell, to some it’s heaven, other’s it’s hell. Do we create a heaven here on earth or do we let it fall into the depths of hell? What we do matters!

(sorry for the potato video quality)

I like using the media for showing what i am talking about and what music or tv show can relate to. Shows like NCIS, The Walking Dead, Star Trek has a lot of different lessons.

But some haven’t learned them (i read recently about how people don’t need to respect robots)

The idea that Data is a sentient being is pretty complex. In reality we should be respecting all life, but to some it isn’t possible. They lack the spiritual guidance and chances are they think they are God. Star Trek Voyager revisits this with the Doctor, a hologram that clearly has shown he is a sentient being. Some people may have a saying “Ghost in the Machine”, well there’s a lot we don’t know about energy, about our souls. God created us in his image and i guess we are creating in his image as well.

Here are the songs (yes it’s death metal lol) that reflect the problems society has. If you don’t like the music, you can click on the lyrics. People will interpret the lyrics in different ways. I also added the lyrics to “Pitch Black Progress” by Scar Symmetry because it bears posting on the main page. So you can skip down if you’d like. On the surface the song is mostly towards consumerism, but at the same time it speaks to how our society functions. People don’t think for themselves, if one person sees another doing something, they’ll do the same thing no matter how crazy, stupid or insane it might be. It’s relevant to what this article is about, but at the same time, this article is only scratching the surface. “Pitch Black Progress” speaks to our very existence, what we are doing here with our time on earth. It is very limited and often times we’re on a one track mind. There is so much more to life than to work, watch tv, drink or to hang out, but we limit ourselves. We are caught up in this place called life rushing around to our next job that we don’t think about what we are doing.

(lyrics for After Life is at the bottom of the page)

(If you like this song, check out the rest of their album)

(Pure: DarkLyrics)

(Dead Harvest: DarkLyrics)

(Seven Are The Sins: DarkLyrics)

(Into Shadow: DarkLyrics)

(Pitch Black Progress: DarkLyrics)

Pitch Black Progress

This landscape mechanical
Well-oiled black machinery
Bio-driven computers
Programmed for slave labor

For slave labor!

Structure made in urban design
Kills the evolution of the mind
Marching on a dead end path
With misplaced concentration

It’s a pitch-black progress
It’s a dead end process
It’s a pitch-black progress
No more, no less

Digital temples monitor the population
Supplying the masses with what they see fit
Programming digital dreams for the consumers
A zombie nation devoid of improvisation

[Solo: J. Kjellgren]

Electro-hypnotic messages
Downloaded directly to the brain
Endless chanting subliminal
Hammers down the-will to resist
Progressing into a pitch black future
Leaving behind an analogue past
Promoting all of their new ways
Whatever the cost may be

[Solo: P. Nilsson]

It’s a pitch-black progress
It’s a dead end process
It’s a pitch-black progress
No more, no less

Introducing a pitch-black approach
Taste the horns of the future
Swallow the sulphur of the new order
To resist is to non-exist

I could list more songs but i think this may overload someone’s phone or something lol.

Last but not least here is the lyrics to “Break The Silence” by After Life. The song is about animal abuse but look a little deeper…

Each and every life

On earth has as much right
To be here as you and me
There isn’t a right way
To kill someone who doesn’t want
To die!

People don’t
want to hear
The truth about themselves
Closed and ignorant
We are totally blind

Without compassion
And respect for innocents
Our souls end up in Hell
Indifferent

Time to live thinking about
The struggles of survivors
To make a world free of your lies
Paradise?

Break the silence
We can see our Paradise?
Break the silence
Can we name it a Paradise?
I am the Voice of Voiceless
And i’ll say loudly that isn’t said
I am the Voice of Voiceless
A Voice to scream that isn’t said
End of endless lies…
Blinded innocence

Freedom, justice for them
Too many murders on our hands
Broken inside, acts of violence
Prayer, for a future
Free of cruelty and cowardice

Equality
We must not forget that hopeful world
Unforgiven
Mistakes of the past, to break the silence…

It’s really up to society to determine the path to take. Our world needs a ton of prayers.

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It seems as if this topic does not have an end and already the transgender activism has been misinforming people causing a battle on both sides with no resolving the issue, is it ok for a male to become a woman? The answer, logically would be no and you would go in that particular direction. We have seen how much can happen for those who decide to live in a transgender lifestyle, Coroner: Transgender woman shot multiple times
Transgender Community Faces ‘Attacks on Humanity’ in Six More States and despite them thinking that this would cause Texas’s economy to dwindle, people can only ban so much before it messes with their lifestyle. If you take away too many jobs, especially if you are a business you start losing money. Case in point, say Target closes shop in NC, they would lose all that money that they could have been making had they didn’t close their stores. Musicians that refuse to play in a certain state will lose any money it could have made in that state. While certainly closing stores down or concerts, it would damage the economy in that area for a time being but at the sake of petty talk, this is what is happening when people support transgender ideology.

Already transgender activism has destroyed lives and now is bent on destroying our way of living. And people are giving them the ammo to do further damage. Before Caitlyn Jenner and the bathroom issue, there was no harm done other than destroyed families. Everything was ok for the most part. But now with the transgender limelight which has sparked transgender rights and also now anti-transgender laws it is now damaging the economy. Sure you “could” blame the conservatives for writing such inane laws, but the only ones destroying the economy are those who are ‘boycotting’ said states or cities writing such anti-transgender laws. And in some cases, it’s the entire LGBT community and it’s because there is too much “i’ll sue you for not respecting the LGBT and baking that cake or endorsing same sex laws”. Most gay people i know don’t care about marriage, it’s a pointless way of showing how much you love someone and i tend to agree with that. Marriage is a sacred oath and unless you can’t live without that person in which i never experienced so my views on marriage is, i don’t need to get married.

Recently a transgender is trying to sue a Catholic hospital, Trans Woman Sues To Force Catholic Hospital To Remove Her Healthy Uterus
Despite having a religious belief to not accommodate transgenders, the hospital is not equipped to deal with transgenders. Meaning they do not provide adequate services to effectively work on transgenders. It’s like going to an auto part store and asking for a computer mouse. You go to the correct place and nowadays there is Google. It’s pretty simple to find what you are looking for and it sounds like this transgender purposely went to a Catholic Hospital knowing well enough that they do not provide services for transgenders. But it doesn’t stop the woman from trying. By the way the man is really a woman, so the article’s headline is wrong it’s “transgender man”. The lawsuit won’t stick, and even if it does and the Hospital gets sued, it shows there is either an agenda at work or the lawsuit is staged to scare other hospitals to get ‘educated on transgenders’ so they can provide treatment for them. So keep an eye on this story, because logically and legally it can only go one way, there isn’t a chance that this lawsuit will go through to the courts. IF it does make its way to the courts, something isn’t right… but a slight chance it may happen but it’ll end with the Catholic Hospital wining, if not yes.. something is amiss and that’s not a good sign.

Here’s some more links about the transgender insanity.
The Tyranny Of Transgender Ideology
‘Damaging’ transgender curriculum is about to invade 7-year-olds’ classrooms in the UK
Govt Study Says Male And Female Toilet Signs ‘Discriminate’ Against Transgender People
Transgender woman dies in all-male prison despite new government ‘safeguards’
Young woman, 20, ‘was tortured, bound and stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend and female transgender….
Pediatricians SLAM Nat Geo For Transgender Child Cover – It’s SCATHING…

This one is particularly disturbing,
FOX COMEDY FEATURES 6YO ‘TRANS’ BOY WEARING BONDAGE GAG

Chances are that the transgender community will deny this and maybe they will because if this doesn’t upset people, i don’t think anything will. Most who are already against the transgender movement will most likely be upset over this as it’ll just fuel more to the fire and additional anti-transgender laws will come up. Eventually it will be illegal for children to transition (i had probably mentioned this before) but just wait until this show will have everyone talking about more than The Walking Dead. It’s only going to work one way and it won’t be what the transgender activism thinks.

Oh and if you live in California, you probably had your tax dollars going to this, California murder convict becomes first U.S. inmate to have state-funded sex reassignment surgery

Waste of hard working American money.

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Stop Sharing News That Trans Teen Suicides Spiked Post-Election—It’s Not Just Wrong, But Dangerous to LGBT Youth
I recently posted about transgender suicides have spiked since the election and that apparently hasn’t stopped the suicides. For one thing the transgender community now wants to cover this up by not wanting people to share news that transgenders and LGBT in general is dangerous. Maybe perhaps the anti-transgender (or transphobic) people were right.

“This false epidemic going viral could drive real suicide attempts among struggling teens.”

It’s amazing that the transgender supporters still have not gotten the memo that transgenders are far more likely to commit suicide. And how is posting (even if it was fake) stories about the transgender suicide epidemic due to the election going to change anything? If someone is going to attempt suicide it’s because they are depressed. Not because some (potentially fake) story is floating around about how transgenders and trans teens are attempting suicide. They don’t want people to know because these transgenders attempting suicide are not being harassed, although people in general were upset over Trump winning the election but that still should not drive these people to suicide but it does. Trump hasn’t done anything other then say some racist, homophobic and dumb things throughout the election. If anything the teen suicides are increasing due to the increasing backlash on transgender rights, http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/the-fight-over-transgender-rights-in-school-restrooms-intensifies/
That is the purpose of people against the transgender ideology is the suicide risk involved. The mental health of transgenders are completely being ignored while they are being pushed into the reality that they think they are transgender in the first place.

The ever increase of transgender children is not that they are transgender but the transgender community and professionals are pushing this onto children. Transgenders commit suicide every 29 minutes but these people don’t really want you to know that. And if anything they continue to believe that by transgenders being suicidal due to discrimination that they will be able to get more rights this way. Transgenders are suicidal and are mentally unstable people. If they attempted and succeeded suicide due to an election, these people should not be in society but in a facility with a proper cure, not a transition. Transitioning is not a treatment or a cure.

More links below,

http://www.thenewscommenter.com/news/2016-was-reportedly-the-deadliest-year-ever-for-transgender-people/662602

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5824f1c3e4b034e38990c47c

http://abcnews.go.com/US/transgender-crisis-suicide-prevention-hotline-receives-record-number/story?id=43444126

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This is actually going to be two different topics in one to make it easier, but first off here’s an interesting topic. http://abcnews.go.com/US/transgender-crisis-suicide-prevention-hotline-receives-record-number/story?id=43444126
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/11/us/politics/trump-victory-alarms-gay-and-transgender-groups.html

http://www.snopes.com/transgender-suicides-after-2016-election/

Well maybe mostly that the suicide hotline has been off the hook since Trump winning the election. The thing that really gets me is this,

Martela, who is trans herself, told ABC News today that “trans people already face blatant discrimination and harassment on a daily basis,” but many fear Trump’s “hateful campaign and rhetoric” could stir “more discrimination, more harassment and more violence than ever.”

Could it really get any worse? Maybe which is why it’s so necessary to stop pushing transgender equality onto everyone. Stop forcing parents to allowing their children to become transgender and schools should discourage the idea of transgender students. These parents made the decision to allow their kids to transition but yet the transgender community is so unstable right now and has been unstable since the beginning. Transgenders are 41% more likely to attempt suicide than the average person. Notice how transgenders are at the top of this list of the suicide hotline calls. The transgender community would like to have you believe that the suicide numbers is because they can’t transition but before or after it doesn’t really matter transgenders are high risk suicide victims. So ideally the only way is to avoid transitioning. This is why we have therapists, however as the professionals are pro transitioning and practically advocates of transgenders it’s hard to get some idealistic help from these people. It’s like trying to get help for a broken arm in an emergency room but the nurses and staff are just telling you to “get tough!” Just imagine that happening all the time. This is what is happening with transgenders, except that this is exactly what transgenders want, they want people to advocate their transitioning, their ideas that transgenders exist. So they are not exactly telling transgenders to get tough, just that there really isn’t a solution for these people. Transgenders are losing 6 against 1 but are still going against the grain.

I don’t think Trump will increase the violence and discrimination against transgenders but we’ll see. 2016 is apparently the worst year of transgenders. With Trump behind the wheel though we can only hope that professionals will put this transgender nonsense to an end and once and for all show that they were wrong in advocating transitioning.

Trump is president. Get over it, protesting and rioting will only show that America really needs Trump.

America is in trouble right now as protests around the world take place, rioting in some places as well, http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37946231 and people are already getting beat up on the streets for voting Trump. While i’m not going to link everything on here mainly because there’s just so many articles on this election that it’s not even funny. Trump has already won alliances with Russia and strengthens ties with Israel and the stock market is higher than when Obama was in office. Seems investors think Trump will restore our economy and considering Trump is a businessman all bets are with Trump that our shambling, failing economy will be restored once Trump is inaugurated in office. Voters have faith that Trump will lower our national debt, http://www.usdebtclock.org/ which is continuing to increase. This is what Americans should be concerned with but so far i have seen “He’s not my president”, “Who would vote for a xenophobic, homophobic racist pig?”. This clearly shows how terrible America’s priorities are. I mean who cares if we get a president such as Hillary that won’t do anything for America’s economy but she’s pro LGBT!

Since Obama has been in office, religion in America has been under attack by the LGBT community, http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/john-stonestreet/lgbt-rights-dispense-middle-ground-war-against-religious-freedom but Trump will help protect religious rights. Businesses will most likely be protected as well as the LGBT community has been going on a rampage ensuring everyone is pro LGBT. The LGBT community is also worried that Trump will reinstate the “Don’t ask don’t tell”. But does it really matter at this point? Not to mention people have had enough of the transgender acceptance “or you are a bigot” in which the transgender community is often regarding transphobic people as religious.

Obama’s biggest mistake was Obamacare, increasing the premiums 5 times the amount it was originally at forcing many Americans to pay the penalty tax for not having health insurance because they can’t afford it. Most people that get a nice tax return usually spends it or saves it for the stuff they needed that they couldn’t get because living by paycheck to paycheck trying to keep a roof and food on the table, in fact trying to keep a dinner table under the roof! In which is yet goes back to Trump is a businessman and will restore our economy.

Back to Obamacare, Trump isn’t going to completely remove it but it’s crazy that people would sign up for it knowing it’ll be altered, possibly made worse. http://fox6now.com/2016/11/10/americans-sign-up-for-obamacare-in-droves-after-trump-elected-president/ It’s really a strange phenomenon seeing as these people should have already been signed up instead of franctically signing up for it. After Trump meeting Obama instead of Trump attempting to completely dismantle Obamacare, Trump will make profound changes to make both sides happy. Already Trump will remove the healthcare tax penalty,

So what’s more likely to happen are changes including elimination of the mandate that everyone have insurance
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/09/much-obamacare-wont-likely-survive-but-key-parts/93542284/

Long as Trump can continue to improve the healthcare system that is all people really want. Healthcare was already a joke in America before Obama but his program didn’t really help much better especially for the Americans who had lost good healthcare premiums due to the Affordable Care Act.

The people protesting has not even given Trump a chance, they are too busy clinging onto the rhetoric hate Trump spouted during the election all the while is doing the very thing they claim to be fighting against, by saying “NeverTrump” and vandalising property. Trump didn’t destroy property, the protestors are. There is now hate in schools and on the streets but it’s not Trumps doing.

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