Skip to comments.Sears thinking about moving from Illinois
Posted on 05/12/2011 2:25:53 PM PDT by WellyP
Sears may leave Chicago
We did in 2007. No regrets at all.
Got a feeling this is more bark than bite
Too little too late. Sears is toast.
Hope not, I get a lot of contract work from them :(
however, it’s been drying up a bit as of late.
Atlanta would love take them! Sears, come on down!
The real story here is not that Sears is leaving, but why on Earth anyone is staying?
After IL legislature hiked taxes up the wazoo. Have to make sure all thoze lazy, unproductive government workers can get over-sized salaries and pensions.
No, I hope not that they’re toast. Sears in Cali has accounts with our firm and I personally helped acquire those accounts. Plus...some of the Sears guys are conservatives, and hate Obama.
I’ll bet the folks at Boeing who a couple of years ago chose to go to that socialist shittehole and passed on Dallas wishes they could undo that decision. Be interesting to know the whole story on that move....you can bet there was some big under the table bucks involved.
NOTE to SEARS EXECS: Get in touch with Governor Scott in Florida we would love to have you here...and there are wonderful tax incentives!
Wisconsin is open for business, and the gasoline needed for moving wouldn’t be all that bad.
Same here, the only thing about Chicago that I really miss is the pizza, the good burgers and greasy fries from Bob-os in Shiller Park, and Portillos
Not to interrupt a good Illinois-bashing (I live so so I’m entitled) - but facts have a bearing on this discussion.
Corporate tax rate in Illinois after all the jacking-up = 5%.
After incentives, losses, loopholes, etc. only about 1/3 of corporations actually pay these taxes.
And they have to weigh the benefits of being in Chicago vs. the costs, including corporate taxes. Some comparisons:
Of the adjacent states, only one has a lower corporate tax rate.
And bear in mind that Sub-S corporations pass thru their tax liability to the shareholders.
O, I’ll laugh my arse silly if that happens...hopefully they’ll go to a nice, REPUBLICAN VOTING state.
Starve the beasts, folks.
Ever hear of Vernon, California?
Who’s John Galt?
Indiana is the closest out of state location to the present Sears Headquarters............... I’m sure Gary-Hammond-East Chicago-Dyer-South Bend-Mishawaka-Goshen would welcome Sears with open arms, free land, and a 50 year tax abatement ~ and to boot, an already established commuter rail hook up to facilitate employee ease of transfer to a new location ~ http://www.nictd.com/systemmap.html
Will the Unions and DUmmies protest and use thugish behavior to try to force Sears to stay?
You can’t move your company in this country, ask Boeing.
Atlanta? You kiddin’ me? That city has been ruined; don’t make me publicly post here why.
The ‘burbs around Atlanta? Absolutely.
I still have not-too-distant memories of how beautiful Buckhead used to be. Damned shame what happens when savages take over....city after city.
You're not talking about Eric Holder's people, are you?
“Jesus just left Chicago”
And he’s bound for New Orleans. He better take a life jacket with him. Oh wait...(head slap), what am I thinking?
Move to milwaukee!
We sure need jobs here in Florida. Houses devalued by over 50% these past years plus food prices up 25-50% with no cost of living increases. I may have to look for a job. Oh wait-I can’t because I have a disabled hubby to take care of.
Welcome to Texas!
sears can do as they like.....i am committed to never buying anything from them ever again.....customer service is worse than walmart.....i hope they fold up and die
Florida would be a good destination.
Question is.... Will the NLRB allow them to leave?
"They're like locusts. They travel from planet to planet, their whole civilization. After they've consumed every natural resource they move on. And we're next. "
Admit it. You're just upset they tore down the pub crawl between West Paces and Pharr.
Move to Detroit, Michigan. The rent is cheap. Take the whole city for $499.99 per month..................
Under the Democrat-backed tax package, the current 4.8 percent corporate rate would go to 7 percent until 2015, when it would drop to 5.25 percent. And in 2025, it would return to the current 4.8 percent.
Corporations also pay a 2.5 percent tax on income, called the personal property replacement tax, which is collected by the state and flows to local governments. The two rates taken together come to 9.5 percent, the third-highest rate in the U.S., according to the Tax Foundation, a non-partisan Washington-based research grou
Taxes have got to be high because someone needs to pay the sky-high salaries of the corrupt politicians and government employee freeloaders.
Heck with Florida. He’s coming to Texas with the rest of the refugees.
Thank you; sometimes I get carried away with my bashing; hence my screen name.
Actually, I’m a big fan of the Midwest, used to live in Madistan, loved visiting Chicago (in the warmer months), and I’m really only impatient with Illinois for Second Amendment reasons.
Thanks for clearing that up. Add in the highest sales tax in the nation and Chicago deserves to rot - even though it's my home town.