Mt. Vernon Register-News

Opinion

April 8, 2014

Do you have a permit for your permit?

(Continued)

Now it seems like we have more laws than taxpayers are willing to support, so we go to the next solution to borrow money; this was always easy until the credit lenders figured out Illinois laws will not allow businesses to operate without some Illinois law interfering. This is why you see a high dollar company moving their headquarters to other states and overseas.

Some counties in Illinois are trying to cover state and local mandates by passing things such as a public safety tax so they can enforce all the laws. Business owners in Illinois are now at the point where they don’t know what agency will invade your property and shut you down until they decide if you were breaking the law. Will it be the EPA, Secretary of State, sales tax audit, workman’s compensation audit or just a nice letter from the Illinois Department of Revenue telling you that they are going to lock your doors if you don’t prove that you sent those tax forms to them. So you spend half the day helping them find that it was their error. No problem, the business paid for their mistake. Illinois will tell you that you have no rights, only privileges allowed by the state.

We are seeing priest and ministers and religious-based hospitals force to do things against their beliefs. We see private property declared to be public property under the disguise of a smoking ban. We have to have a FOID card permit to have a firearm and a permit for our permit to carry a firearm. They have their ideas for new laws everyday in Illinois.

I can only think of one new law that would solve a lot of these problems. Our country was made strong by the men, women and children that believed in God and country. Now we are seeing the danger of a lawmaker using an ink pen loaded with high capacity ink cartridges destroying what was passed down by our ancestors.

Text Only
Opinion
  • Remember the pledge Editor:The county board chairman is not being factual with his recent comments concerning the Public Safety Tax Pledge made by the 2004-2010 County Board.First of all, the debt we were facing was caused by the foolish actions of nine board members of

    July 31, 2014

  • Back to the future for death penalty? The surreal national debate over the death penalty reached a climax of sorts July 23 in a prison execution chamber in Florence, Arizona. Double murderer Joseph Wood was put to death by lethal injection shortly after his lawyers went to the Supreme Co

    July 31, 2014

  • Reduce property tax Editor:The regular July meeting of the Rend Lake Conservancy District Board of Trustees is always interesting, and this year was no different. It is at this meeting that the board makes the annual tax levy for the district. Like every year, the debat

    July 31, 2014

  • Away from the tyranny ‘Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency,” the late poet Maya Angelou reflected in an interview with USA Today in 1988. “We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest.”What a poem Angelou might have written about

    July 31, 2014

  • No Headline Provided House and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass Congress before its August recess, showing that Re

    July 31, 2014

  • Shackled by 'dead men' In theory, the American people’s elected representatives decide every so often how much to tax the public and how to allocate the revenue among various priorities, both short-term and long-term. In practice, however, Congress and the president have a

    July 31, 2014

  • Close the tax loophole that sends US corporations overseas Since we last overhauled our federal tax code, in 1986, countries around the world have lowered their tax rates, leaving the United States with the highest corporate tax rate in the developed word. At the same time, the system has become full of inef

    July 29, 2014

  • Israel and the U.S.: Whose survival instinct is stronger? There’s something darkly coincidental in the fact that the latest weapon to be deployed against the survival instinct of both Israel and the United States is an alleged “heartlessness” when it comes to children. The people of Israel are castigated in

    July 29, 2014

  • College cost isn't big problem for poor students To judge by this summer’s banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won’t address the greater need: Getting mo

    July 29, 2014

  • Ducks, geese a blessing I would like to respond to the “Geese and ducks causing problems in Veterans Park” article that was published in the Mt. Vernon Register-News on July 16, 2014. I must share that I do understand that at times there have been a great number of the Cana

    July 29, 2014

Twitter Updates
Facebook
Stocks