SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Tax issues are bipartisan because they work

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

* Some Republicans have complained (with some justification) that Bruce Rauner is being excoriated for legally avoiding paying payroll taxes over two years. But this rather draggy, not well produced YouTube ad by Republican Darlene Senger’s campaign uses basically the same issue against her Democratic opponent

Bill Foster voted to raise our taxes, even though in 2011 he didn’t pay any taxes at all.

The video

Obviously, Foster did pay some taxes, like sales taxes. But it’s a good political issue to use against somebody and that’s why people do it.

Also, note to the Senger campaign: If you want people to watch your YouTube ads, make them shorter, make them more watchable, give them some snap, for crying out loud. YouTube ads shouldn’t just be a mass dumping ground.

* Meanwhile, Republicans have also complained about Pat Quinn’s demands that Bruce Rauner release his 2013 taxes - which he hasn’t yet filed - and provide much more details about his previous tax returns. As much as the GOP hates to admit it, that attack works as well. Illinois Review

Former Congressman Bob Dold is polling ahead of freshman incumbent U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in the north suburban 10th CD, and the Congressional Leadership Fund is taking advantage of Illinois voters’ disgust with corrupt politicians to raise even more questions about re-electing Schneider.

The Congressman refuses to be transparent, the group says, by refusing to open his tax returns for public perusal.

“Illinois voters have seen too many corrupt politicians with a lot to hide, and Illinois 10 residents deserve the truth from Brad Schneider. Brad Schneider may claim he will release just his 2013 return, but hitting the delay button while still hiding his 2011-2012 tax returns tells voters he’s not serious about accountability” spokeswoman for CLF Emily Davis said Thursday.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


15 Comments
  1. - Chris - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    How many dollars of FICA has Pat Quinn paid in the past 20 years?

    Yes, I realize that his current (and many prior) job is outside of Social Security, but that isn’t the point, is it? Does anyone *know* that Rauner will fill out the paper work to receive Social Security?


  2. - jim - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 12:53 pm:

    what a shock — hypocrisy in politics. they say whatever is convenient at the moment. that’s why these races are such a farce.
    by the way, do the Dems now agree what Rauner did is no big deal because Foster did the same thing.,


  3. - OneMan - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    But it’s different, because Foster isn’t a billionaire, only a millionaire…

    Also he is a scientist and businessman…Don’t you understand?


  4. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:16 pm:

    Why do we, the voters, think we’re entitled to look at somebody else’s tax returns?


  5. - Chris - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    “Why do we, the voters, think we’re entitled to look at somebody else’s tax returns?”

    For the same reason we’re ‘entitled’ to any other information about candidates?

    We aren’t ‘entitled’ to it, but if one candidate willingly provides it, and the other doesn’t, what impression does that give?


  6. - Jimbo - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:21 pm:

    Public perusal lol. Looks like IR just found out about alliteration.


  7. - anon - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:26 pm:

    +1 @Demoralized

    As long as it isn’t criminal, it’s none of my business / I don’t really care.


  8. - Demoralized - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:30 pm:

    ==We aren’t ‘entitled’ to it, but if one candidate willingly provides it, and the other doesn’t, what impression does that give?==

    Impressions are important. I just don’t think any of them should provide it in the first place. Not my business nor is it anybody else’s business. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not naive about the politics of it. Just don’t agree with it.


  9. - Chris - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 1:54 pm:

    “I just don’t think any of them should provide it in the first place.”

    But if you are, say, a career public employee, and your opponent is, say, a centi-millionaire who rarely pays income tax at an OI rate, don’t you show yours in order to put focus on the centi-millionaire?

    How is that meaningfully different from a regular church goer making hay about being a ‘devout Christian’ when his opponent is basically agnostic, in a district where the evangelical set really gets out the vote?

    In both cases, it’s a totally personal matter that *also* says something about the candidate that is meaningful to many voters.

    What about gun-owner/not-gun-owner. Dog lover/puts dog on the car roof. Veteran/not. etc etc etc. Each provides some insight into the person who you are possibly voting for, but is not actually determinate of how they would govern.

    Why is any of it relevant? Why don’t people tune out the personalities, and focus solely on the policies? Because that’s not how most people (I might say no one, but you are apparently the exception Demo) work.


  10. - Liandro - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 2:21 pm:

    Too bad tax reform isn’t a successful bipartisan issue as well.


  11. - Chris - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    “Too bad tax reform isn’t a successful bipartisan issue as well.”

    It’s certainly bipartisan–in the apathy toward it.


  12. - Carl Nyberg - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 2:44 pm:

    Brad Schneider might be soft b/c the Dem brand is having problems.

    It might be that Israel voters, especially affluent Israel voters, are shifting to the Right.

    If might be that economic progressives have a hard time embracing Brad Schneider’s economic policies.

    Or it might be that as people deal with Brad Schneider they just ain’t impressed with him.

    Heard an anecdote at Netroots Nation where Schneider decided he couldn’t even have a civil conversation with someone based on him/her working for an org Schneider didn’t like in the past. It was a Dem org.

    If Schneider can’t be more mature than that, perhaps people are thinking they can get a better representative.


  13. - Adam Smith - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 3:21 pm:

    In Schneider’s case there are a lot of questions about how he earns a living. All he says is he is a “businessman.”. Everyone knows what Rauner did at GTCR and that he got loads of dough for it. In Schneider’s case, voters should know what the guy did to earn a living, and if he actually did earn a living, before jumping on the government payroll.


  14. - Tom - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 4:00 pm:

    Senger may want to stop with the “Republican for Congress” line. I know this is a midterm year and the GOP seems to have more enthusiasm, but the 11th is a Democratic favored district and she already won the primary. Unless she has polling that indicates identifying herself as a Republican is the right track, I’d suggest she ditch that line. Just my two cents.


  15. - walker - Thursday, Jul 24, 14 @ 4:57 pm:

    ===”Everyone knows what Rauner did at GTCR”===

    Lol

    Very hard to tell from his own reporting.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Unions file suit in St. Clair County
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend
* AG Madigan files TRO
* In re James Dimas
* Question of the day
* Weirdest. Oppo Dump. Ever.
* Big bucks reported by Zopp, Raja
* LIVE Comptroller Munger press conference coverage
* Yet another clock starts ticking down
* Hey, Cardinal fans...
* Rauner makes cheery visit to Illinois State Museum
* The Tier 2 difference
* *** UPDATED x4 *** Attorney General goes to court
* Credit Unions – Protecting Financial Futures
* GOP legislator wants "temporary, balanced budget"
* Food for thought
* The blame game
* Meanwhile, in the real world...
* When Indiana invaded Illinois
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * LG G Pro 3 to sport a 6-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s S820 SoC according to a recent leak
        * Yotaphone isn’t leaving Android after all
        * Using the Timer, Alarm, and Stopwatch Apps on Apple Watch
        * YotaPhone drops Android in favor of Jolla Sailfish (UPDATE: no it doesn’t)
        * Sony Xperia Z3+ can now be bought unlocked on Amazon US
        * Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode gets detailed, due out on Android in 2015
        * Find out your device’s worth with Swappa Android app

        * Make Creamier Ice Cream with Powdered Skim Milk
        * Browsy Is a Fullscreen, Distraction-Free Browser for iOS
        * Swappa Price Tells You What Your Phone is Worth
        * This Graphic Explains How Champagne, Prosecco, and Cava Differ
        * Create a Perfect Cheese Plate With This Mnemonic Device 
        * The Best Fourth of July Deals: Headphones You Love, KitchenAid, & More
        * 10 Tricks for a Perfect Summer Cookout in Three Minutes

        * Avisail jumps into highlight reels, robs HR
        * White Sox slip past O's for fourth straight win
        * White Sox 3, Orioles 2: Shuck's hit, Garcia's catch save day
        * Rodon closes series, eyes sweep of Orioles
        * White Sox slip past O's for fourth straight win
        * Jenks 'fortunate' to have played in big leagues
        * All-Star experience a fond memory for Abreu

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        July 2015
        June 2015
        May 2015
        April 2015
        March 2015
        February 2015
        January 2015
        December 2014
        November 2014
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out - Q.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....
        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are.....


        * Closer Look: Despite budget deadlock, there are ways out
        * East St. Louis paid big legal fees to state senator's firm
        * Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M
        * Organizers of Navy Pier July 4th fireworks say arrive early
        * Woman known for trying to sneak on planes arrested again
        * State budget limbo affects services and projects
        * A look at the race to replace ex-Illinois Congressman Schock
        * Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest
        * 3 employees injured when car hits Urbana restaurant
        * Child hospitalized in Rockford after hit-and-run accident

        * East St. Louis paid big legal fees to state senator's firm
        * Illinois Senate honors victims of Charleston church shootings
        * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes
        * State employee lawsuit seeks assurance of full pay despite no budget
        * U of I freezes administration hiring over budget
        * Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeks court ruling on state payments during budget impasse
        * Illinois EPA: State has landfill capacity for 21 more years
        * State lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo
        * Former Illinois treasurer employees under Dan Rutherford sue over firings
        * Lawmakers point fingers over budget impasse; temporary budget in limbo

        * Toni Preckwinkle's monster
        * Why Caterpillar is letting its geek flag fly
        * How much could Chicago pension payments jack up your property tax bill? Try 30 percent
        * Who's to blame for the summer of governmental meltdown?
        * Can Rauner pit Cullerton against Madigan against Emanuel?


          * Juvenile detained in shooting death of Milwaukee boy over Facebook fight
          * 16 people rescued from burning boat off Oak Street beach
          * Children burned during domestic incident: police
          * Wisconsin man dies in Tinley Park crash
          * Follow our live coverage of the Fourth
          * Mom of teen killed at Hadiya Pendleton Park: 'My baby's gone. My baby's gone.'
          * Woman killed after jumping from moving vehicle on Bishoop Ford
          * 'Serial stowaway' arrested at Midway day after released from jail
          * 4 dead, 10 wounded in Chicago as July 4th weekend begins


          * Coping while black: A season of traumatic news takes a psychological toll
          * Rauner proposal would advance $450M to help Chicago schools
          * For same-sex marriage opponents, the fight is far from over
          * Emails show Emanuel, top officials aware of Clinton's private address
          * After pension payment, Chicago Public Schools to make $200M in cuts
          * CPS, Emanuel warn of deep cuts, layoffs to school district
          * After marriage equality, what's next for the LGBT movement?
          * The night Chicago politicians spent punching each other in the face
          * The legacy of Willie Dixon on his 100th birthday
          * Preckwinkle may reevaluate sales tax plan if Springfield acts on pensions


          * East St. Louis paid big legal fees to state senator's firm
          * Illinois Senate honors victims of Charleston church shootings
          * Kenny Hartman: EPA stifling input on renewable fuel changes
          * Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes
          * Charles Krauthammer: The worst agreement in U.S. diplomatic history
          * State employee lawsuit seeks assurance of full pay despite no budget
          * Our Opinion: Springfield's toilet paper caper exposes the worst and best in people
          * Esther Cepeda: Adding a woman to $10 bill an empty gesture
          * U of I freezes administration hiring over budget
          * Attorney General Lisa Madigan seeks court ruling on state payments during budget impasse


          * About 1,500 young people expected to attend Kids Muddy Madness fundraiser in Morton
          * Fourth of July Parade 2015
          * Patriotic Flight
          * 2015 Fourth of July Parade
          * Champaign County Freedom Celebration 5K
          * July 6 Bob Asmussen chat
          * Saturday SportsTalk 07-04-15
          * Misconduct trial of BPD officer delayed again
          * Daily Digest 7/4/15
          * UPDATED: Three burned when car hits Lil' Porgy's


          * Orioles finally score still lose to White Sox 3-2
          * Garcia robs Davis in 9th, White Sox hold off Orioles 3-2
          * Cardinals edge Padres 2-1 to stop 4-game slide
          * Bush says he takes Trump's immigration remarks personally
          * Apartment building with staircase death had earlier collapse

          * House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
          * Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
          * The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
          * Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
          * Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
          * CBD Oil, and politics
          * Simon considering state Senate bid
          * Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
          * Shutdown? State may not notice
          * Rep. Bob Dold

          * Durbin, Kirk working together on U.S. atto......

          * Thousands Line Route For Arlington Heights......

          * I am Bop.
          * Orlando, Florida. Burned at the stake.
          * Telling stories at the NEA RA.
          * The NEA RA: The vote on institutional racism happened yesterday. The debate happened today.
          * Some Bloke's Chicago Town Pizza Review
          * NRA and Illinois State Rife Association endorse LaHood
          * NRA and Illinois State Rifle Association endorse LaHood
          * John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr. appointed to Biebel vacancy
          * Thorner: Judicial activism prevails on the cusp of Independence Day
          * Happy 4th of July


          * State, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement - Workers at IDOT, DHS, IDES, and CMS in Cook County to Vote on New Contract
          * Governor Rauner Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines for Businesses and Individuals Impacted by Recent Tornado - Deadlines Pushed to December 31, 2015
          * Illinois EPA Releases Annual Report on Landfill Capacity
          * IDNR Urges Public to Leave Fireworks Displays to Those Who Are Licensed and Trained - Fireworks Show Sponsors Reminded to Check Credentials of Fireworks Vendors
          * Governor Receives Initial Criminal Justice Commission Report




              Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller