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Sears thinking about moving from Illinois
John Gibson Show Fox News Radio | 12 May 2011 | Fox News radio

Posted on 05/12/2011 2:25:53 PM PDT by WellyP

Sears may leave Chicago


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; illinois; quinn; sears
Sears HQ may leave Illinois | Chicago People1 day ago 11-05-2011 · Sears HQ may leave Illinois After more than 100 years in the Chicago area, Sears might move its headquarters out of state. Tags: Illinois, leave, Sears

www.chicago-ppl.com/sears-hq-may-leave-illinois.html

1 posted on 05/12/2011 2:25:57 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

We did in 2007. No regrets at all.


2 posted on 05/12/2011 2:27:44 PM PDT by yobid (CO2 is plant food!)
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To: WellyP

Got a feeling this is more bark than bite


3 posted on 05/12/2011 2:31:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: WellyP

Too little too late. Sears is toast.


4 posted on 05/12/2011 2:32:21 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre

Hope not, I get a lot of contract work from them :(

however, it’s been drying up a bit as of late.


5 posted on 05/12/2011 2:33:08 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: WellyP

Atlanta would love take them! Sears, come on down!


6 posted on 05/12/2011 2:36:01 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: WellyP

The real story here is not that Sears is leaving, but why on Earth anyone is staying?


7 posted on 05/12/2011 2:36:45 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: WellyP

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.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 2:37:05 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: mamelukesabre

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.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 2:38:03 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: WellyP

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.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 2:38:39 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver
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To: WellyP

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!


11 posted on 05/12/2011 2:39:55 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: WellyP

Wisconsin is open for business, and the gasoline needed for moving wouldn’t be all that bad.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 2:41:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: WellyP
Jesus just left Chicago

zztop

13 posted on 05/12/2011 2:43:10 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: yobid
* We did in 2007. No regrets at all.*

Same here, the only thing about Chicago that I really miss is the pizza, the good burgers and greasy fries from Bob-o’s in Shiller Park, and Portillo’s

14 posted on 05/12/2011 2:45:17 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Jack Hammer

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:
Iowa: 7.92%
Minnesota: 7.05%
Wisconsin: 6.5%
Missouri: 6%
Kentucky: 5.8%
Indiana: 3.4%

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.


15 posted on 05/12/2011 2:45:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: WellyP
Motorola Mobility just got $100M from Gov. Quinn-occhio, and Motorola Solutions just got a sole-source, no-bid contract with the state for a radio system. Who says "pay to play" isn't alive and well in the state of Madiganistan?
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16 posted on 05/12/2011 2:48:01 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: WellyP

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?


17 posted on 05/12/2011 2:59:38 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: WellyP

Who’s John Galt?


18 posted on 05/12/2011 3:05:39 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: bigbob

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


19 posted on 05/12/2011 3:06:49 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: WellyP

Will the Unions and DUmmies protest and use thugish behavior to try to force Sears to stay?


20 posted on 05/12/2011 3:21:58 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

You can’t move your company in this country, ask Boeing.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 3:24:22 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: rawhide

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.


22 posted on 05/12/2011 3:35:07 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: RightOnline
Damned shame what happens when savages take over....city after city.

You're not talking about Eric Holder's people, are you?

23 posted on 05/12/2011 3:38:37 PM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, and IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: Rudder

“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?


24 posted on 05/12/2011 3:47:04 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: WellyP

Move to milwaukee!


25 posted on 05/12/2011 3:52:56 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

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.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 4:00:13 PM PDT by jrcats
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To: yobid

Welcome to Texas!


27 posted on 05/12/2011 4:07:27 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: CPT Clay

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


28 posted on 05/12/2011 4:12:22 PM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: WellyP

Florida would be a good destination.


29 posted on 05/12/2011 4:22:39 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: WellyP

Question is.... Will the NLRB allow them to leave?


30 posted on 05/12/2011 4:31:15 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: RightOnline
"Damned shame what happens when savages take over....city after city."


"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. "

31 posted on 05/12/2011 4:31:24 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: RightOnline
I still have not-too-distant memories of how beautiful Buckhead used to be.

Admit it. You're just upset they tore down the pub crawl between West Paces and Pharr.

32 posted on 05/12/2011 4:38:17 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: WellyP

Move to Detroit, Michigan. The rent is cheap. Take the whole city for $499.99 per month..................


33 posted on 05/12/2011 4:38:46 PM PDT by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: bigbob

Illinois CorpTax.....

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


34 posted on 05/12/2011 4:42:50 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: SERKIT

Taxes have got to be high because someone needs to pay the sky-high salaries of the corrupt politicians and government employee freeloaders.


35 posted on 05/12/2011 7:17:21 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Heck with Florida. He’s coming to Texas with the rest of the refugees.


36 posted on 05/12/2011 7:58:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: bigbob

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.


37 posted on 05/13/2011 6:38:50 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: 11th Commandment
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 group.

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.

38 posted on 05/31/2011 5:56:41 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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