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#1 Sweeper13

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:20 PM

This is just nuts. Once it starts, I will be going next door to Dupage county for my sugary drinks. See ya Cook, that's the best I can do since I cant move from the state yet.

 

 

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:46 PM

But they're going to need those officers for when gangs drive to the suburbs, buy truckloads of pop and then smuggle it back into the city to sell on street corners along with the loosies and cocaine.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

They have counted unhatched eggs.

 

The county has said it expects to lose $17 million in revenue for each month that imposition of the tax is delayed. The county has said repeatedly that it needs the money now and that the new revenue is already spent. It expects to lay off a total of 2,600 county employees if the tax is not imposed by December.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:02 PM

Crook County Sheriff depends on a pop tax to keep itself running. How ridiculous is that? They are the poster child of wasteful spending. Perhaps they should be laying off workers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:39 PM

Typical machine tactics.  We can't provide basic services if we don't pass this tax.  What a joke.

 

I am lucky enough to live on the border of Cook/Dupage and actually work in Will county.  If this passes I will just buy all my drinks (and more) in a different county.  No different than my gasoline.  I haven't filled up my car in Cook county for over a decade.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 01:21 AM

Top_notch nailed it - this is the same as the mayors parading the firefighters, cops and medics around whenever budgets are short, yet they're the last ones to get their contracts settled when they do have the cash. #fairweatherfriends
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 03:02 AM

So tax or no tax, the data entry clerks, the landscaper's helper, interns, 3rd shift janitors, new hires under a year and the highway slow zone sign holders are all sign. Phew!



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:02 AM

Typical machine tactics.  We can't provide basic services if we don't pass this tax enrich cronies.

 

FIFY.

 

And this is common to not just the Chicago machine.   


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 05:06 AM

So tax or no tax, the data entry clerks, the landscaper's helper, interns, 3rd shift janitors, new hires under a year and the highway slow zone sign holders are all on the payroll.  Phew!

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:16 AM

I'm in Kane county thank god. Everything I need right here.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

Its extortion.


Mayor Bloomberg himself has recently turned his attention from oversize soft drinks to gun control, confirming the tendency of the Progressive to go from nanny to tyrant.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:28 AM

I thought the tax already took effect on July 1st. Why all the talk about passing it? Did I miss something?



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:37 AM

You can see both the hypocrisy and the ignorance of Chicago politicians on display here.

 

They don't have even a rudimentary understanding of economics. They have no business acumen at all.  Their only skill is persuading voters to elect them.  But what angers me is they get up in front f voters and promise to bring jobs to the area.  The absolute hubris in that statement - like these jackasses think they can snap their fingers and jobs just appear.  And despite their talk, they enact policies that destroy jobs.

 

On the one hand, they tout how important and significant this tax is for funding their government, but they don't recognize the economic importance of soda revenue to business owners.  How can beverage revenue be important to Cook County government but not important to businesses at the same time.  What a bunch of f-ing ignoramuses !

 

Businesses are going to see their beverage revenue drop as people make trips to the suburbs to stock up and save money on things like gas, cigarettes and beverages.  How is that creating jobs in Chicago?  Maybe the stores in the suburbs will have to hire some high-school kid to stock their refrigerated section with beverages, but the stores in Cook County won't have to.  The stores in Cook County are going to have empty space in their coolers and the drinks that are in there, are going to sit in there for a long time.  No need to hire someone to support declining sales.

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:53 AM

Gonna need a soda task force next.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:03 AM

I thought the tax already took effect on July 1st. Why all the talk about passing it? Did I miss something?

Yes you did. About a week ago after a retail group and several grocers filed a lawsuit, a judge put a temporary hold on Cook County's soda tax.

On a side note One McDonalds franchise owner's stores started charging it, customer made a stink to get his .23 back on principle, store refused, went public, McDs says it is fixed now and get refund with receipt.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

I think IL needs to expand the pay to play.  The elected politicians need to pay the normal people to put up with them.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

Dart is already publicly supporting some illegal activities he just needs to pick more.  

 

How much of the county isn't incorporated into a town anyhow, why have county cops patrolling at all.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:22 AM

Dart is already publicly supporting some illegal activities he just needs to pick more.  

 

How much of the county isn't incorporated into a town anyhow, why have county cops patrolling at all.

 

Gotta enforce the Cook County AWB in those places.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:27 AM

Don't care about it one way or the other. I drink two things whiskey OR water. That's a hard OR on that too. My whiskey never goes near my water, they have a mutual respect. 


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:46 AM

I am sure it will be line officers cut and not the political tools hired/promoted by Dart. 



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:50 AM

If the penny an ounce will bring in $17 million just think what a dime an ounce would bring in! I would also make the tax cover all beverages sold in cook county. Would serve the people of cook county right for electing the tax happy democrats. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

 Would serve the people of cook county right for electing the tax happy democrats.

 

Well now we all get to benefit for electing tax happy democrats state wide now that Rauner's veto has been over ridden.  



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

If the penny an ounce will bring in $17 million just think what a dime an ounce would bring in! I would also make the tax cover all beverages sold in cook county. Would serve the people of cook county right for electing the tax happy democrats. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

 

Sorry for the Crook County residents here but I hope they pass a BIG FAT property tax increase perhaps that might wake some people up. 

Crook County is lowest of the big 5 in the state, they need around a 25% to catch up with the likes of DuPage and Lake. 


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:08 AM

 

I thought the tax already took effect on July 1st. Why all the talk about passing it? Did I miss something?

Yes you did. About a week ago after a retail group and several grocers filed a lawsuit, a judge put a temporary hold on Cook County's soda tax.

On a side note One McDonalds franchise owner's stores started charging it, customer made a stink to get his .23 back on principle, store refused, went public, McDs says it is fixed now and get refund with receipt.

 

 

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:25 AM

They have counted unhatched eggs.

 

The county has said it expects to lose $17 million in revenue for each month that imposition of the tax is delayed. The county has said repeatedly that it needs the money now and that the new revenue is already spent. It expects to lay off a total of 2,600 county employees if the tax is not imposed by December.

They counted unhatched eggs, and are too ignorant to understand that the eggs won't even exist. Like all dems/socialists they are zero-sum thinkers and cannot conceive that people will adapt, so that their taxing scheme will only generate a fraction of what they anticipate. It happens every time.

 

Or the more cynical mindset is that the leaders know full well that the revenue will not exist, and just use that as another lever to compel yet another component of their social control agenda.


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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

I live in Crook.

 

I do not buy:

gas, alcohol, cigs (quit anyway), guns, ammo,  . . . , and now soda in Crook.

 

I feel for those who can not get across the county line.  They continue to suffer at the hands of those they elected.  Clueless.



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:33 AM

they'll get it out of you one way or another.  Down here in mini-chicago (Belleville) they wanted 2 separate .01 tax increase for the children and police/fire 

We voted it down and one month later they jacked our property taxes. 



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:03 PM

I live in Cook and I wish they would decrease the taxes. That way more people would come here to spend their money and we could continue to spend less than the rest of the state.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:05 PM

Why would we want to catch up to DuPage and Lake?

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 12:33 PM

I'm 7.2 miles from Will County and 2 major chain grocery stores and an Aldi.  Car gets 33 MPG city / country combined.

 

 

Guess where I buy my fuel, ammo and food? Unfortunately Chicagoans do not have the same choice. 






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