May 2 Evening Edition

— Chicago shootings: 38 shot, 6 dead, in weekend violence across city
— Illinois COVID-19 Update: IL reports 1,860 new coronavirus cases, 27 deaths

— Void FOID? State’s top court asked to decide if it’s time to shoot down Firearm Owner Identification cards. The Illinois attorney general’s appeal of a downstate judge’s ruling sets up a battle over whether the state can require residents to hold an ID card in order to own a firearm. First enacted in 1968, the state’s Firearm Owner Identification Act does just that. But a southern Illinois judge said that makes residents’ Second Amendment rights a “façade.” – Andrew Sullender
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.

— Caitlyn Jenner, who is running for California governor, says letting transgender girls play girls’ sports ‘just isn’t fair’ – AP

— Milton Township moving to form voter-approved mental health board
(FROM THE ARTICLE: John Monino — Milton’s first new township supervisor in 20 years — will appoint the seven members to the mental health board. Monino will be sworn in on May 14. Under state law, the township has 60 days from his swearing-in to seat the 708 board. Monino said he hopes to make the first mental health board appointments at a township trustee meeting in June. The panel could include doctors, parents, and representatives of schools or social service agencies. “We will do everything in the township to support and grow that and outreach,” Monino said. Township trustees also will get the final say on the amount residents would pay in additional taxes each year. But the request that was approved by voters caps the tax levy for the mental health board at 0.15% of the assessed value of taxable property. When asked about the tax increase, Monino said the levy is “not going to be touching at that top end” of the cap. He’s hoping to have the levy adopted in October or early November. “We’re going to be researching and looking at all aspects so everybody is comfortable,” Monino said.)
— McHenry approves $52.7 million 2021-22 budget, with ‘extremely conservative’ revenue estimates – Sam Lounsberry

— Spin it how you want, but Illinois’ census numbers are horrible

— Chesney against bill requiring landlords accept Section 8: This is a ‘failed Rauner-Sanguinetti policy’ – Savannah Howe

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters say “County Republicans flirt with disaster over gender-neutral bathrooms.”

— Lack of Census Data for Redistricting Poses Problems for Democratic Legislators – Daniel C. Vock

— Tim Scott slams ‘Uncle Tim’ label as hypocritical bigotry – Danielle Wallace
— GOP’s ‘Pennant Porch’ in 2022 could shape House control. In baseball, games are won on the field. But in politics – unlike Finley’s Pennant Porch – how they set up the field of play sometimes determines the winner. – Chad Pergram

— Kinzinger-Backed Candidate Places Ninth In Texas House Race – Tristan Justice
(DIERSEN: Which of the candidates on March 15, 2022 Republican primary ballots in Illinois a) will seek/get Trump’s endorsement or b) will seek/get Kinzinger’s endorsement?)

— Wisconsin City Uses Mark Zuckerberg Money to Buy ‘Mobile Voting Precinct’ – JOEL B. POLLAK

— MSNBC host suggests Tim Scott is slave to GOP, claims Harriet Tubman ‘would have left’ Scott enslaved – CHRIS ENLOE
— Black Lives Matter Minnesota says Derek Chauvin ‘guilty’ verdict not enough, calls for reparations – CHRIS ENLOE

— Here Is What Republican Voters Really Believe in. It’s a Shame the GOP Has No Idea – Wayne Allyn Root

— GOP ramps up attacks on Biden’s border wall freeze – NIV ELIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-hater says “GOP wrestles with role of culture wars in party’s future.” Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters want the Republican Party to dump its traditional marriage/family, right to life, immigration, illegal drugs, Second Amendment, and equal opportunity (no race or gender based preference giving) planks in its platform.)

— Trump tightens his grip on the GOP – TARA PALMERI

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats shout at Blacks that Republicans have caused, are causing, and will forever cause all the problems that Blacks have had, are having, and will have. Democrats have declared a Second Civil War on Republicans. Democrats see Blacks as being their soldiers in their army to get rid of Republicans once and for all.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters make it clear that they will get rid of you if you do not say that Biden won fair and square.

— Sen. Hawley calls Big Tech ‘greatest threat,’ slams its ‘woke’ agenda – Mark Moore

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats use “democracy” to get rid of individuals, organizations, governments, and countries that are law enforcement, Trump supporters, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— COURSE: The IRS Collection Process
(DIERSEN: GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980, I could have taught this course. I had worked for IRS’s Collection Division for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 Levels, currently $85,935-$97,395/year. I filed many tax liens and tax levies.  I had worked as an IRS Special Procedures Staff Advisor during my last 3 1/2 years with IRS. Special Procedures Staff Advisors confer with IRS Attorneys, Revenue Officers, Revenue Agents and Special Agents as well as taxpayers and their representatives to resolve complex tax issues and determine a course of action designed to protect the Government’s interests and expedite payment of taxes due. I passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979. My Democrat GAO superiors wasted my knowledge of IRS. In 1986, the GAO manager who had hired me finally succeeded in getting me assigned to audits of IRS and promoting me to GS-13. But my Democrat GAO superiors succeeded in forcing him to retire in 1987, and starting in 1989, they succeeded in keeping me off audits of IRS for the rest of GAO career. In 1997, when I was 49 years old, they succeeded in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer.”)

(FROM THE POSTING: After attending this presentation you will be able to…Understand how the IRS Collection Process works, Explain the impact of the ten-year collection statute on collection alternatives, Describe how tax liens work, Understand the mechanics of a tax levy, Describe what the four collection alternatives are and when to select one over the other. Highlights  The major topics that will be covered in this class include: Review of the IRS collection process, IRS enforcement, Collection alternatives to resolve an outstanding tax debt.)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.