Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Accounting 101

This is a perfect example of how Daley suddenly ended up with a $218 million hole in his budget:
  • Last fall, Chicago aldermen held their noses and expanded a residential permit parking program gone wild -- by creating a $300-a-year parking permit for real estate agents, social workers and home health care providers.

    It was either that or blow a $2.4 million hole in Mayor Daley's 2007 budget.

    Nearly a year later, all but $15,900 of that $2.4 million hole remains.

So suddenly, the revenue "projection" falls short by $2.398 million? This was a completely avoidable shortage. And this is a single instance of "projections" not meeting expectations. And how will they attempt to make up the difference? Raising taxes on other things instead - like bottled water:
  • Chicago should cash in on the bonanza of bottled water sales -- and help clean up the environment -- by slapping a tax of 10 to 25 cents on the cost of every bottle, a Southwest Side alderman said Monday.

    At a time when Chicagoans are bracing for post-election tax increases to close a $217 million budget gap, Ald. George Cardenas (12th) said he can think of no better or more lucrative idea to add to the menu than a bottled water tax.

    "People enjoy jogging or driving with a bottle of water. There's a cost associated with this behavior. You have to pay for it," said Cardenas, one of Mayor Daley's staunchest City Council supporters.

There's going to be another cost associated with this behavior of taxing everything in sight to cover the bloated waste and corruption epidemic in this city. It's called "shopping in the burbs" and we know hundreds of people who do it constantly, SCC staff included. Anyone want to call John Daley and ask him how that cigarette tax is working out for the Toddler and his people over on the County Board? We know for a fact that it has helped Indiana tobacco retailers out to the tune of hundreds of thousands in increased sales. Consumers will shop for the best prices and they'll travel to outside of the city and county to get them, thereby denying these governmental bodies revenue.

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46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't buy anything in this city

8/15/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This city sucks and our fucked up mayor is insane. Taxing more on bottled water. This fuck keeps raising taxes on everything. pretty soon I'll have to pay to use a publich restroom or be charged for every traffic light I pass through with my car.

8/15/2007 02:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE FEDS HAVE NO BALLS IF THEY LET THIS FELON WALKOUT THE DOOR AND LAUGH AT ALL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THE FEDS ARE A JOKE BY LETTING THIS HAPPEN TO BEGIN WITH.

Immigration activist to leave church refuge
Elvira Arellano, who has become an international symbol for the struggles of illegal immigrant parents, plans to venture beyond the walls of a church on Chicago's West Side for the first time since taking refuge a year ago to avoid deportation and separation from her son, who is a U.S. citizen.

8/15/2007 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today in the Chicago Sun Times Mayor Richard M. Daley is being trumpeted in one article as the most environmentally aware Mayor in the USA.

The next article has Mayor Richard M. Daley pitted against Alderman Edward Burke over the British Petroleum Boycott. BP wants to legally dump over 6,400 pounds of toxic sludge into our drinking water.

I commend Alderman Edward Burke for advocating a total Boycott of BP.

Boycott BP,screw you Richie,did BPD give you some big hush money?

BOYCOTT BP

8/15/2007 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous lord acton said...

"Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."

8/15/2007 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stuttering prick and his City Council will try to tax bowel movements and breathing next. Selective enforcement against non-supporters of course.

Most Chicago voters are either bought and paid for or dumber than a box of rocks. Meaningful reform is so hopeless that most eligible voters don't even vote.

8/15/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very interesting,this mosque was the site of a Chicago/Mayor Daley sponsored gun turnin. Sure hope that none of those guns up in the hands of a Jihadist.

Chicago Islamic Center
3357 W. 67th St.
Chicago,Il

8/15/2007 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Peraica announced his candidacy for Cook County States Attorney as a Republican yesterday on the Don and Roma Show on WLS 890AM.

Tony Peraica also took the Chicago Police Dpeartment to pieces for allegations of torture and police misconduct. He explicitly stated that Jon Burge and crew should have been criminally charged and that Dick Devine was a coverup man for the whole CPD misconduct.

Tony Peraica will not get my vote

8/15/2007 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Immigration activist to leave church refuge
Elvira Arellano, who has become an international symbol for the struggles of illegal immigrant parents, plans to venture beyond the walls of a church on Chicago's West Side for the first time since taking refuge a year ago to avoid deportation and separation from her son, who is a U.S. citizen.

8/15/2007 05:17:00 AM

AWSOME!! We can't enforce immigration laws but we CAN enforce federal warrants. I for one am going to dust of the cuffs for this one.

8/15/2007 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ITS OK FOR YOUR KID TO SERVE, BUT MINE HAVE OTHER THINGS TO.


Mitt Romney Defends His Five Sons' Lack Of Military Service

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."

Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to his Mormon missionary work and a high draft lottery number, was asked the question by an anti-war activist after a speech in which he called for "a surge of support" for U.S. forces in Iraq.

"My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard." He added, "One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

The woman who asked the question, Rachel Griffiths, 41, of Milan, Ill., identified herself as a member of Quad City Progressive Action for the Common Good, as well as the sister of an Army major who had served in Iraq.

"Of course not," Griffiths said when asked if she was satisfied with Romney's answer. "He told me the way his son shows support for our military and our nation is to buy a Winnebago and ride across Iowa and help him get elected."


VOTE FOR RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT

RON PAUL IS A VETERAN TOO

8/15/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who else shops in the suburbs? I do. rarely am I buying anything in the city unless its while i'm at work. Other than that, I don't give the city another dime.

8/15/2007 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did the billions go for the sale of the skyway

8/15/2007 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Immigration activist to leave church refuge
Elvira Arellano, who has become an international symbol for the struggles of illegal immigrant parents, plans to venture beyond the walls of a church on Chicago's West Side for the first time since taking refuge a year ago to avoid deportation and separation from her son, who is a U.S. citizen.
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I was wondering if 80 year old Joey the clown can walk out of jail and protest our capital building on of all dates Sep11?? This country is fuc&ed! Free trade with China, thanks Bill Clinton for selling us out to the CommYs. They are poisoning our kids through thier toys and toothpaste as well as our fricking dogs.

8/15/2007 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The illegal alien Elvira Arellano held up in the "church" in Humbolt Park is planning a trip to Washington D.C.

ICE, will you PLEASE grab the bitch the minute she hits the street?

This charade has gone on long enough and make us all look bad.

And to the Tribune "reporter" that wrote the article, she is not an "immigration activist," she is a felony fugitive from the law.

8/15/2007 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sound great....create a market for bootleg "WATER"
maybe open up a "Speakeasy" for h2o
I can visualize the CPD water task force setting up road blocks, searching cars streaming back into the city...... wow the portential of this one

8/15/2007 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Alderman Cardenas wants to tax bottled water....only white folks drink it.

They really ought to tax Red Pop, Grape Pop, Orange Pop, small bags of pork rinds, flavored chips, pixie sticks, Harold's Chicken and small bags of french fries.

Why aren't the sidewalk vendors scrutinized more? Those guys make a bundle, the food carts aren't inspected, I know they don't pay taxes of any type, nor do they collect any sales tax.

I don't buy shit in the city, I figure I save at least 2 grand a year in sales taxes and fees.

Our tap water has too much chlorine in it, I only drink spring water--not Dasani or any others of the purified tap water.

8/15/2007 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A question of the media:

Why is it you will never give an accurate description of a wanted criminal if he/she is black or hispanic?

The latest example is the rape of a child in portage park. He is described as having a "dark complexion."

Godforbid you report the truth and get child rapists off the street.

Oh wait, I forgot, you are too afraid of the "reverands" and the HDO politicians.

8/15/2007 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS SICK BASTARD NEEDS THE .50 CENT CURE, A .45 CALIBER ++P HYDRASHOCK DELIVERED TO THE BASE OF THE SKULL


7-year-old snatched off bike, sexually assaulted

August 15, 2007
A 7-year-old girl riding her bike was abducted and sexually assaulted by a man in a North Side alley, Chicago Police said Tuesday.
The girl was riding her bike in the 5400 block of West Grace in Portage Park when she was forced into the man's car and driven to an alley about 7:45 p.m. Monday. After the assault the girl was able to escape the small car, but the offender fled, police said.

The girl described the attacker as a Hispanic male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and about 150 pounds. He has short, black hair and dark eyes. He wore a white T-shirt and dark blue shorts. The man's two-door silver car has a light brown interior, possibly vinyl, with a tear on the driver's seat and a crack on the front window's passenger side, police said.

8/15/2007 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't buy anything in this city

8/15/2007 01:06:00 AM
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Amen Brother

8/15/2007 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I REFUSE to shop in the city for ANYTHING unless its absolutely necessary. Which 90% of the time its not. Most coppers live on the outskirts of the city anyways so how hard is it for us to drive a few blocks and buy in surrounding burbs? Screw the city. Shop suburbia

8/15/2007 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
THE FEDS HAVE NO BALLS IF THEY LET THIS FELON WALKOUT THE DOOR AND LAUGH AT ALL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT.
THE FEDS ARE A JOKE BY LETTING THIS HAPPEN TO BEGIN WITH.

Immigration activist to leave church refuge
Elvira Arellano, who has become an international symbol for the struggles of illegal immigrant parents, plans to venture beyond the walls of a church on Chicago's West Side for the first time since taking refuge a year ago to avoid deportation and separation from her son, who is a U.S. citizen.

8/15/2007 05:17:00 AM

TIME TO GRAB HER FATASS THROW HER ON A BUS AND BACK TO SHIT MEXICO! AS FAR AS BUYING THINGS HERE I ALWAYS SHOP IN THE BURBS FOR CHEAPER TAXES! DALEY AND THE 50 IN HIS HAREM HAVE STOLEN SO MUCH FROM EVERYONE AND NOW WANT BOTTLED WATER TAXED! INJ THE FALL OF 2007 WATCH YOUR TAX BILLS SKYROCKET,TODDLER WANTS ANOTHER TAX INCREASE AND CAN WE NOT FORGET ARNE DUNKIN DONUTS WITH CPS WHO ALSO WANTS MORE MILLIONS TO RUN HIS CHILDREN PRISON SYSTEM! 4 MORE YEARS AND I AM GONE FUCK SHITCAGO!!IN MY WANING DAYS I AM NOT DOING ANYTHING JUST DRINKING FREE COFFEE AND TAKING IT EASY ANYTHING BUT A 10-1 ME LIGHTS ARE OFF AND I OBEY EVERY TRAFFIC LAW, NO HURRY WANT TO BE PC CORRECT!

8/15/2007 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whether its gas, food, or bottled water I leave the city for my shopping. soon, i'm guessing, they will pass a law that taxes you on where you live. (like when you buy a car...)Some aldercreature needs to propose it.

8/15/2007 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"since taking refuge a year ago to avoid deportation and separation from her son, who is a U.S. citizen."

Just because she popped him out here. The anchor baby law is one law that should be changed. At least one of the parents should be a citizen, or a legal resident seeking citizenship.

8/15/2007 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as "1:06" says....DON'T buy anything in the city. I refuse. 3 years and counting. They are going to tax the good people right out of this city AND this state. What a shame. I love this city but will be happy to leave when I finally retire.
Stay safe. Back each other up.

8/15/2007 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to move over to grafield ridge so i can start doing my grocery shopping in bridgeview, berwyn, stickney, etc.

8/15/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There they go again!!! Another stupid idea proposed by an alderFuck. Why doesn't the state do a 5 or 10 cent deposit on all bottles and cans like other states. This would give the hypes a job to earn their nickle bag, drunks to buy their next 40oz. and the neighborhood gets just a little cleaner. Can you see a hype going green and recycle?

8/15/2007 10:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, next time around vote this clown out of office. He does not need to be an alderclown. There are other methods of procuring revenue. Stop raising our taxes you idiots. Go after the "abandoned" house owners who owe the city millions. Clean up our fucking neighborhoods. There is no reason to have 5-10 abandoned building on every other block. Now do something about that ALDERCLOWNS! I know of abanonded house still standing over 10 years and never occupied, not liveable, and complete eyesore. But yet, the ALDERMAN DON'T HANDLE THEIR BUSINESS.

8/15/2007 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go ahead and tax the bottled water in the city. i'll just go to target or another big box SUBURBAN store and avoid another city tax. how about quit wasting taxpayer money on un-needed things like...the flower boxes, the fences around the parks (1 mile worth around Portage park alone), and anything else that makes the mayors buddies richer at our expense.

8/15/2007 11:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Feds did get those mobsters though, even though they are all about 80 and it took over 40 years. What an efficient and honest government we have here. Just great.

8/15/2007 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tax bottled water why not start fining all the unlicensed vendors in the 10th district
tax the working man

8/15/2007 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F-CK DALEY AND F-CK CHICAGO ON MY OFF TIME I SHOP AND EAT IN NAPERVILLE, ALSO IN DOWNTOWN NAPERVILLE THE PARKING IS FREE.

8/15/2007 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not shop in Chicago and try my damnedest to shop outside of Crook County as well.
Thanks for the great expressway system. It only takes me a short while to get out of Crook County.

8/15/2007 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy everything I can outside of the city, it irks me to even pay for lunch here. I don't want one penny of my money to go for their socialist programs if I can help it.The morons in charge have got it all wrong, lower the price/cut the tax and you generate more revenue by sheer volume of sales.The opposite(what they do)lowers revenue as smart people will shop elsewhere.

8/15/2007 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...or be charged for every traffic light I pass through with my car."

8/15/2007 02:40:00 AM


Easy there. Don't give anyone any more bright ideas.

8/15/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of comparisons to note.

Gas/Gallon Chicago: $3.39
Gas/Gallon Kenosha: $2.85

Carton of Cig's Chicago: $65.00
Carton of Cig's Kenosha: $32.70

Property taxes Chicago (3br home on typical city lot 30X125) $3100
Property taxes Walworth County Wi. (3br home on 1/2 acre) $1900

8/15/2007 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toilet paper is next.

People enjoy wiping their
ass with toilet paper after taking a dump. There's a cost associated with this behavior.
You have to pay for it.

Sliders anyone?

8/15/2007 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous John Q. Public said...

Daley looks like he could really use a haircut.

Maybe he'll try to tax haircuts too?

Last time I got my haircut it was at a Wal-Mart
out near Oswego.

And when I can't buy cigarettes in town under the
counter from the krooked Koreans, I buy em when
I pass through Indiana.

8/15/2007 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They" can move the $$ around very easily. No big deal. Typical union busting trick......

8/15/2007 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stuttering prick and his City Council will try to tax bowel movements and breathing next.
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I think you're onto something here. Hear me out- 2 cents for inhaling and 3 cents for exhaling. All the city's money woes are solved.

8/15/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will they tax all the people selling water at all the intersections I drive past on South Bound Loomis and Racine? I'm sure they report all the profits to the IRS. Typical, go after the working man and leave the Mutt alone. (Can I say Mutt? because it is meant as a broad description of bust outs not including racial references) (Damn, Can I say Broad as I meant it to cover a large group not females) (Damn, can I say females or do I have to call them Penis Challenged?) (Damn, can I say penis or do I have to say male appendage?)(I'm tired)

8/15/2007 11:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Riddle me this Fatman??????????????Where does all the money from the Illinois State Lottery go?????????? I thought at its inception,all the money was to go to the chicago public school system. They are broke now and the lottery is alive and making money at a record pace. But where is it going?????? I know.............

8/16/2007 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax bottle water are you fucking kidding me, something good for you and they wanna tax it. I have an ideal why doesn't the city get rid of half these fucken alderman, who don't do shit at all just lackys for the Mayor or take a fucken pay cut getting paid a hundred grand a year for what coming up with some dumb ideal to tax water, see if I ever by water in this city again if you do.

8/16/2007 01:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tax bottle water are you fucking kidding me, something good for you and they wanna tax it. I have an ideal why doesn't the city get rid of half these fucken alderman, who don't do shit at all just lackys for the Mayor or take a fucken pay cut getting paid a hundred grand a year for what coming up with some dumb ideal to tax water, see if I ever by water in this city again if you do.

8/16/2007 01:11:00 AM

JUST THINK THEIR JOB IS ONLY PART TIME FOR 105K+ A YEAR MOST MAKE MILLIONS NICE JOB! ERR "WE NEED 50 NO SHOW JOBS MAYOR" "OH OK I DUNNO, BUT YEA OK"!

8/16/2007 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous that's Ms. Anonymous to you said...

I'll do as must shopping as possible outside this taxed-out hell hole. We need new leadership in city hall fast.

8/19/2007 07:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cmdr. Ralph Price, do your f#cking job and protect the citizens of the northwest side. Portage Park is quickly becoming a westside park with the illegals and gangbangers tagging everywhere. Time to step up to the plate. Citizens of the northwest side time to grab a play reverend and start your march in the hood.

8/19/2007 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start taxing the assholes who don't speak English.....make it a taxation for English-challenged folk. That would include thousands of spanish-speaking, polish-speaking, etc., who come here and refuse to acclimate in America.

Tax every company, bank, corporation, etc., that bends over backwards to accommodate these assholes who put everything in English/Spanish , i.e. signs, instructions, packaging, voice messaging, etc. This country speaks English and tax those who don't or make it easy for those who don't.

8/19/2007 07:39:00 PM  

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