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Illinois Seeks To Issue $8.75 Billion Bond To Pay Overdue Bills As Muni Issuance Market On Verge Of Shutdown

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Thu, 01/13/2011 - 14:57 | 873649 goldmiddelfinger
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It'll take a memorial service as pep rally and blue t-shirtss to get me in. ChicagoLand yowzir !

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:24 | 873735 Red Neck Repugnicant
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Are you guys aware that Chicago sold 36,000 of its parking meters to Abu Dhabi in 2008 for $1.15B?

Shortly after the transaction, Abu Dhabi raises parking meters fees and eliminated free parking on Sundays, holidays and festivals.  A study done a year later concluded that the lost parking meter revenue to Chicago was calculated incorrectly, and Abu Dhabi bought the 36,000 meters for significantly less than their value.  lol

Just another example of how America is being sold off piece by piece to fund reckless deficits.


I bet the Statue of Liberty would fetch quite a bit on Ebay. 

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:30 | 873769 trav7777
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You should look at Argentina...this is our destination.

And you ought to be less partisan in your presentation, as the Chicago and Illinois political ruling class is DIVERSITY and Democrap to the core.  And rotten.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:38 | 873775 Red Neck Repugnicant
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No shit, yellow face. 

There was nothing partisan in my comment. I think your jaundice of the face is clouding your cognition. 

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:42 | 873811 EscapeKey
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What the fxxx, have we broken RedNeck? What happened to the ever-jolly perma-bullish ZH poster?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:40 | 874128 earnyermoney
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Corrupt governments confiscating your income can change one's outlook.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 19:12 | 874718 Hephasteus
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Zerohedge. It's where coolaide drunks go to die. If afghanistan had a college. We'd be it.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 17:04 | 874257 trav7777
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"Faux News" isn't partisan?

You PMSing?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 17:17 | 874316 Calmyourself
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 Don't anger it!  Do you wish to be accused of incivility?  In your face partisan says disregard what your eyes tell you, listen to me do what your told typical statist.

RNR = dull tool

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:09 | 874476 Freddie
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Well even Fox News is fawning over the second coming of the kenyan jesus.  The other networks have made him into Jesus, Gaia, MLK, JFK, Mother Theresa, Budda, Mohammed (not a stretch there), Einstein, Vishnu, and Lincoln.

He heals the sick during funeral nurnberg rallies.  I dumped TV after he was elected in the bankster's 2008 late summer Soros crash coup.  Every channel now bows to the diety like the USSR did to Stalin.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:26 | 874573 Buzz Fuzzel
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You should look at Venezuela . . . this is our destination, duly elected dictator and all.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:50 | 873857 AnAnonymous
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I see nothing new here. Infrastructures have always been better at generating profits when funded by someone else.

Infrastructure funded by public money and later sold to private interests at a discount is nothing new.

Besides, in the US, the ambiant idea is that tyranny is much acceptable if it performs on private basis than on public basis.

I noticed the new owner of the park raised fees and stuff. US citizens would not have born it if done by a public owner. So the public could not have reached the same gross as a private owner.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:12 | 873975 malikai
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Infrastructures have always been better at generating profits when funded by someone else.

I believe the original intention of having the parking meters was to raise sustainable public funds. Now the parking meter funds go to a non-public recipient. Well, it's no surprise to me; Chicago is one of the most corrupt cities on earth. Did you see what emperor Daley did to Meigs Field? He could have ended up killing people directly with that move. It also cost the taxpayers millions in fines from the FAA, yet the plebs in Chicago give not a shit.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 17:24 | 874142 Freddie
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Most of are aware that corrupt liberal union states will keep looting taxpayers and the state until the money is gone and everything that can be sold - is sold.  Illinois is a lot like Zimbabwe and Mugabe 2 hussein came from Chicago.  Hope & Change.  No one in their right mind will by shit Illinois bonds.  The Feds will or some investment banks using Fed money.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:50 | 874174 Mach1513
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Interest was supposed to help fund annual budget. Instead Daley used all of it to close one years budget gap. Guess which banksters structured this innovation?


Thu, 01/13/2011 - 17:05 | 874267 trav7777
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My guess is on whoever hired Daley after that

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:05 | 874506 Freddie
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How did Daley end up with $7.7 million in The JP Morgue stock?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 20:12 | 874851 nmewn
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Shhh...no ones supposed to know about that.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 14:58 | 873654 NOTW777
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more of the obama recovery. wheres ben to tout this improvement

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:01 | 873661 goldmiddelfinger
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Ben's shredding the confetti

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:02 | 873665 traderjoe
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I love that on ZH the trolls have their own trolls...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:04 | 873672 goldmiddelfinger
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I thought your net access was blocked by the boss

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:08 | 873685 traderjoe
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Mom put a net monitor on the basement computer - I get an hour a day to post and read. 51 minutes to go...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:53 | 873868 ThreeTrees
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Lol.  Unjunk.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:01 | 873664 Spalding_Smailes
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He's on CNBC - Tyler should have a clip later. 3-4% GDP per uncle ben ....

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:47 | 874160 Sudden Debt
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With real inflation over 12% it's kind of a disappointment. I expected a 9 to 10% growth.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:00 | 873662 traderjoe
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Too bad Harry's housewares (read: dildo) business is not located there. Record Q4 revenues - think of all the sales and business taxes it would generate for IL!

They passed a 66% income tax increase in the dead of the night, before the new legislature was seated, with no spending cuts (only a freeze). Yea, that's good governance... /s

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:02 | 873667 goldmiddelfinger
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IL now has highest corporate tax rate in the world (except for Venezula)

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:03 | 873671 Spalding_Smailes
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They told us the lotto & highway toll tax would pay for everything, schools ect, ect, ect, ...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:06 | 873680 Misean
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Clearly Illinois needs a POLL tax as well then...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:10 | 873693 Bill Lumbergh
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You mean local sales tax on Apple products alone will not solve their deficit...Harry please talk with Steve to ratchet up the product lineup so consumers can charge up more debt and thus more sales tax.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:10 | 873694 traderjoe
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And they sold their parking meters for some quick cash...what happened to that?

The looting is nearly complete...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:17 | 873715 Spalding_Smailes
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The parking meters ? The billion plus is gone I think .. ? 

Daley tried selling midway airport before the crash ...

True story, I ran into jesse jackass jr. and asked him about the credit bubble in late 06' he looked me in the eye and turned around and left the room, never said a word ....

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:15 | 873994 malikai
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Daley tried selling midway airport before the crash ...

Before or after he bulldozed it?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:56 | 874209 Spalding_Smailes
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That was meigs field on the water ( private planes ). He blowtorched that place. 



Thu, 01/13/2011 - 17:09 | 874283 trav7777
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obviously, he had some Olympic committee and bigwig property developers that wanted that land for cheap

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:39 | 874612 malikai
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The story around the pilot campfire is that his wife didn't like the airport so close to her lake shore drive condo.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:37 | 874605 malikai
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Right, I misread that and thought you meant Meigs. Who was he supposed to sell midway to?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:18 | 873725 Bill Lumbergh
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I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago and while I miss some aspects I certainly do not miss the weather nor additional taxes.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:22 | 873734 Spalding_Smailes
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I live in cook. The taxes would make attila the hun blush' ...

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:24 | 873744 Bill Lumbergh
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I hear a pack of cigs costs almost $10 there...if that is not enough to make someone stop smoking I do not know what else would achieve that objective short of coughing up a lung.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:28 | 873763 Spalding_Smailes
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Its brutal. I think its $8.50 - (cigs) you sound like my pops !!!


They add a buck a year in tax , lol'''

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 16:16 | 874000 malikai
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I'm from Dupage. I love the skyline and city life but hate Crook County's taxes, politics, and unwarranted self importance.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:14 | 873711 Logans_Run
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Harry sells dildos? I thought he just was one?

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:55 | 873877 traderjoe
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Not a mutually exclusive proposition.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 18:08 | 874515 countryboy42
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News to me as well. I thought he sold used condoms.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:03 | 873669 vote_libertaria...
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I always here about how states have to have balanced budgets....isn't this NOT a balanced budget?


Oh, I forgot, rules/laws are only for the little people.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:06 | 873673 hedgeless_horseman
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As the secondary muni market is plunging, the primary market for issuance is on the verge of shutting down completely.

This news gives me the heebie jeebies*.


*If "heebie jeebies" happens to represent some obscure religious slander, I do not apologise.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:09 | 873689 unwashedmass
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i agree, are we allowed to say the this market is now completely freaking us out?

the stock market skyrocketing. muni bonds about to die a very painful death...JPM trying to destroy gold/silver to keep the myth of "no inflation" ... and their own balance sheet alive....


central planning about implode....

complete freak out.

Thu, 01/13/2011 - 15:53 | 873866 scatterbrains
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is it possible the Auzzies are dumping positions to raise cash for infastructure rebuild ?

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