Sunday, May 13, 2018


    An audible gasp went out in the breakout room I was in at last month’s pension event cosponsored by The Civic Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. That was when a speaker from the Chicago Fed proposed levying, across the state and in addition to current property taxes, a special property assessment they estimate would be about 1% of actual property value each year for 30 years.
    Evidently, that wasn’t reality-shock enough. This week the Chicago Fed published that proposal formally.
   It surely ranks among the most blatantly inhumane and foolish ideas we’ve seen yet.
    Homeowners with houses worth $250,000 would pay an additional $2,500 per year in property taxes, those with homes worth $500,000 would pay an additional $5,000, and those with homes worth $1 million would pay an additional $10,000.

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