Wednesday, March 21, 2007


  • Not even a month after the Cook County Board made massive cuts to pass a $3 billion budget, next year's deficit is already in the millions.
  • The county had lowered its expectations for cigarette sales, from $223 million expected last year to $175 million this year, but it's falling short of that mark already.
  • County Finance Chairman John Daley wasn't alarmed by the numbers, though he said the recorder's shortfall "is unusual and we're going to have to address it." Though Recorder Gene Moore did not return calls, Fratto said that drop is likely based on slow home sales.
If you tax it, people will flee the jurisdiction and buy their products elsewhere. We see it everyday, coppers and other residents doing all their shopping in the surrounding suburbs, or crossing the border into Indiana for gas and smokes. We ourselves run quite a thriving business transporting cheap cigarettes ... ah, never mind that last part. It never happened.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup. it amazes me that in a free market society that "leaders" in chicagoland dont grasp that it is a free market society. if you tax it to death that brand of product is dead. people will go else where and get it. indiana, who is supposed to be full of hicks and hoosiers are laughing all the way to the bank. they know whats up. NEWS FLASH to our "leaders" you cannot tax us into your percieved moral perceptions. this is still a free society still and you can stick your gun laws and sin tax up your ass. i will never buy products in chicago, cook county or illinois as long as i can help it. on a side note societies with a politically/idiologically devoid train of thought are not advanced. in fact they are ass backwards as defined by many liberal "intellectuals". last time i checked chicago fits in the previous category. something to think about. a southside po

3/21/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep hiring your friends urkel and your family on the "friends and family" program= unskilled labor in the 100K plus club good job toddler! raise our taxes some more assclown!

3/21/2007 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Daley is kinda funny lookin. Did his mom drink a lot while she was pregnant?

3/21/2007 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "toddler" is incompetent but in reality it is John Daley and the rest of the Democratic machine that is responsible.

We need a two party system in both Cook County and Illinois. It helps keep them from becoming too arrogant.

3/21/2007 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are people going to realize, lower taxes equals HIGHER REVENUE! Wake up, douchebags!

3/21/2007 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3/21/2007 03:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RDO just got back from the next county (20 min drive 1 way) bought
$150 worth of cigarettes will last me a month.Saved $80 on taxes,one more year and I'm out of this cesspool city/county.SCREW YOU,Erkel!

3/21/2007 04:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HA HAAAAAA !!!! Keep voting Democrat, you Fuckin TARDS !

3/21/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already do 95% of my shopping in Will County.

3/22/2007 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get CR's on those cops for buying contraband. They are breaking the law. Suspend them without pay.

3/23/2007 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$150 worth of cigarettes? Your lil kids will enjoy you giving them emphysema, cancer, and bad bearth!, WAKE UP

3/23/2007 10:33:00 PM  

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