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There goes your money

Published: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

This is a friendly reminder to everyone that our hardworking and devoted government servants are again preparing to reach deep into our pockets to confiscate our hard-earned income for themselves.

The second half of our property taxes are due soon. Most of us are blissfully unaware of this, as our mortgage payments have the tax escrow built in and we just get used to it coming out every single month of the year.

Our wonderful government does the same with personal income taxes, “withholding” its cut every week until we file, then we get the “refund” that so many look forward to so we can catch up on our winter bills.

The government loves it this way. It picks our pockets on a daily basis, as it is, any time we spend a dollar someone in government is right there for his cut. They help themselves to a huge chunk of every paycheck and mortgage payment while the citizens become complacent and continue plugging along to feed our families, hardly giving a thought to the obscene taxation running rampant in Illinois.

As long as citizens are complacent, government keeps sneaking these taxes out of us. Then we are dumb enough to continue re-electing them.

Please know that your money is again being given away to an addicted behemoth that will simply never have enough. Please keep this in mind when it comes around to election time. Do your part to fire all the lying, thieving scoundrels.

Larry Schultz

Pingree Grove

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