Last Week’s Serwatka Mailing

Still playing catch-up with State Rep. Paul Serwatka’s direct mail campaign, today take a look at what he has to say about talk about taxing retirement income.

The address side is aimed at seniors, most of whom don't know that their retirement income is at risk of being taxed because the mainstream media, with the exception of the Northwest Herald's quoting of State Rep. Barbara Wheeler, don't know that option is in play.

The address side is aimed at seniors, most of whom don’t know that their retirement income is at risk of being taxed because the mainstream media, with the exception of the Northwest Herald’s quoting of State Rep. Barbara Wheeler, don’t know that option is in play. ┬áThe back of the post card shows that Serwatka is opposed the taxing pensions and Social Security.

Serwatka also talks of former Congressman and current WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh’s support.

This four-way contest has WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh behind Paul Serwatka and WIND Talk Show Host Dan Proft behind Allen Skillicorn.

This four-way contest has WIND Talk Show Host Joe Walsh behind Paul Serwatka and WIND Talk Show Host Dan Proft behind Allen Skillicorn.


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Last Week’s Serwatka Mailing — 13 Comments

  1. Paul is an absolute statesman.

    He has the heart of servant and the fortitude of a fighter.

    I have really grown to admire him in the last year.

  2. Barb Wheeler is being really snarky about this on her Facebook page.

    She shouldn’t be snarky or sarcastic when we all know she’s CONSIDERING this tax.

    I have very little respect for Wheeler.

    She’s so status quo.

  3. Paul is a man of his word.

    A rarity in politics!

    Thank you Paul!!

  4. Paul should list the representatives that want to tax retirees because it is mostly Republicans who say one thing to get elected and do another while in office.

    We need to end gerrymandering and have districts according to county boundaries. We need to get rid of city governments especially if they have home rule.

    We need to make sure money collected for pensions go to pensions, money for roads go to roads, and money dedicated to anything be held accountable and if someone is derelict in their handling of taxpayer money they go to jail and lose their pensions and benefits.

    Also the money from superpacs for presidential elections should be returned or given to charity and not be allowed to use to bribe other politicians.

  5. If Joe Walsh was fighting for Illinois families, minimalist government and pension reform Joe would be actively supporting Martin McLaughlin for IL State Senate rather than political insider and lobbyist Dan McConchie.

    Let’s not kid ourselves, Joe Walsh does not vet each candidate running for office making his endorsement at the end of the day after careful study based upon the most qualified to serve Illinois residents rather Joe coronates certain candidates for reasons best known to Joe.

    I have nothing against Paul but a Joe Walsh endorsement means nothing except publication to all that Paul is part of the fringe group which serves Joe Walsh.

  6. I am a senior citizen..my wife and I only have my SS income…thats just one..and it’s not that much. but it’s livable…no tax please……………

    HOWEVER, there are retirees, with other retirement incomes.

    like the exorbitant amount of State, Government pensions which contribute to the reasons we as a State and Country are broke…these should be taxed

    IE: there is a retired couple in Harvard on a teachers pension, making a tax free $369,000 per year plus Cola, which was denied to me this year….

    The tax should only apply to the amount of money paid to the Retiree from what ever agency and only after the amount they paid in, was deducted…

  7. @Jeebus so you don’t want your politicians to consider all sides of an issue?

    Just blindly vote.

    Wheeler wants to rectify the pension troubles in the State.

    If pensions cannot be touched because of state constitution or union pressures…this is a possible back door way to rectify the pension situation.

    She has mused that it would only be on government pensions not private pensions.

    It is doubtful that this could be legislated but I applaud her out of the box thinking.

    Wheeler has a 100% conservative voting record.

    Best in the State House.

  8. Ignoring the State Constitution’s uniformity requirement for taxation is certainly out of the box.

  9. Serwatka represents the future … If Illinois is to have any future!

  10. The scariest comment I have seen in some time:

    “Wheeler has a 100% conservative voting record.”

    Scary and sad because the guy that wrote it is likely a regular voter.

  11. This whole ‘issue’ is a red herring.

    McWeeny is making an issue where none exists to build his mailing list with a worthless petition.

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