Here’s the information about the event and the group:
Guest Speakers For Transparency Kick-off this Saturday
On February 5th, this Saturday, at our Transparency Kick-off, one of our own, Congressman Joe Walsh along with Illinois State Senator Dan Duffy, Gubernatorial Candidate Adam Andrzejewski (For The Good of Illinois) and Leader of Palatine TeaParty, Craig Mijares, will be joining us to share their experience in and explain the importance of Government Transparency.
When: February 5th, 2011, 12:00-2:00PM
Where: Living Waters Assembly of God, 525 N. Atkinson Road, Grayslake
Check Out Our Beginning Transparency Pages
Local Transparency Illinois Transparency
Welcome to Lake County Illinois!
Where our property taxes help to rank us as the 17th most expensive County to live in in the United States and #1 in Illinois!
That’s not bad I guess….except when you look at the 3,124 counties across the United States that are cheaper!
Forbes estimates as of 2007 tax records that the average household in Lake County pays 6.7% of their income on property tax alone.
Personally I think this is low as many people I know have had massive property tax increases in the past few years, some as high as $1,000 per year.
We also have that 6.25% State sales tax to add on top of our local sales taxes. The average family in Lake County pays 25% Federal income Tax.
Not to mention what it costs to run Government Locally!
Nation wide according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress who gives a nation wide test, 35% of our High school students scored proficient in Reading and only 23% in Mathematics.
In the 2006 PISA exam according to the US Department of Education the performance of US 15 year old students in Math and Science Literacy, scored lower than 23 other countries and lower than the average scored by other industrialized Nations, such as Poland, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Norway and Spain.
Just by looking at one local public school financial report card you can take the per pupil operating expense plus the instructional expenditures per pupil and multiply that times and average of 21 students per class and I come up with a cost per classroom of…..are you ready?
Have you ever wondered where all this money goes?
We need your help to find out!
Our new agenda………Transparency in Local Government!
If they can’t hear us in Springfield maybe they can hear us at home!
Dorian and Tom
About The 912 Patriots
You’re invited to join like minds in preserving what our founding fathers established in the Constitution. If you’re unsettled, uneasy or just disgusted with the direction our country is headed…we’re here for you. 9/12 stands for the day after Sept. 11, 2001 when we as a country came together putting aside our political affiliations for the betterment of the United States of America. It also represents the following…
THE 9 PRINCIPLES
- America is good.
- I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
- I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
- The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
- If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
- I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
- I work hard for what I have and I will share it with whomever I want. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
- It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
- The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
THE 12 VALUES
Honest – Thrift – Sincerity – Courage – Reverence – Humility – Moderation – Hope – Personal Responsibility – Charity – Hard Work – Gratitude
If you agree with 7 out of the 9 principles, please join us in gathering our voices to be heard by Washington. Looking forward to hearing from you.