Thursday, March 27, 2008

Didn't We Cover This?

As predicted here months ago, and in fact, encouraged by most of our readers:
  • Are Chicagoans trekking to the suburbs to buy cases of bottled water - and avoid a new nickel-a-container tax that adds $1.20 to the price of a 24-pack? Or are they making the switch to tap water to save money? One or the other is happening. Maybe both.

    Revenues from Chicago's new bottled water tax are trickling in - at a rate nearly 40 percent below projections - exacerbating a budget crunch that has already prompted Mayor Daley to order $20 million in spending cuts.

    January collections were $554,000. That's far short of the $875,000-a-month needed to meet the city's $10.5 million-a-year projection.
Whoa!!! Who'd have thunk it? People actually trying to save money?!? People shopping for bargains?!? People making a conscious decision to deprive the money gluttons of Chicago their hard earned money to waste on ever more onerous, crooked and failing programs?!?

Who the hell do these people think they are?

Keep buying suburban people. And if at all possible, keep buying out of county, too.

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42 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely buy out of county!!! My wife an I have discussed this recently, and as we reside in the Garfield Ridge area, DuPage County is a mere 15 minutes away. I realize the gas we use, (which is also bought in DuPage County and if shopped for is lower than anything out here in Shitcago/Crook County), will offset any savings we garner from the trip, but it just feels better to know that these bottom feeding politicians will not get another penny of our money in taxes.

3/26/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous motown said...

Kwame Kilpatrick and his bitch for President of the Crook Co. Board.

3/26/2008 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

since the county tax and water tax I now no longer shop in chicago, i go to oak lawn for small items, i shop for groceries in Indiana or Will county. I just registered two of my cars at my sisters home in Homer township, Will County.

3/27/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Brita myself....

3/27/2008 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its economies of scale. all the suburbanites come into chicago to get their dope and we get to go to suburbs to duck taxes. if the midget could figure out how to tax dope sales chicago would be like the richest city in the world because of all the slinging that goes on here. also a gangbanger tax-- you declare yourself a gangbanger and pay a tax.

3/27/2008 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need some new fresh political blood in this city, county and state. Politicans are here to stay, so to all of those who read this blog we should really start thinking about those pols who go against the mayor and the Stroger/Beavers group. If we dont this great city will become Atlantis!
ONCE PROUD CHICAGO RESIDENT

3/27/2008 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous policetalk@yahoo.com said...

SCC, your silly. Everybody knows that bottle water and soft drink sales shoot up in the hot summer months. Not in sub-sero degree weather Jan.

But either way I still shop in Countryside, IL. Only 7% sales tax, right off I-55 at Lagrange Road. 10 minutes from Garfield Ridge!

My question is, will the Chicago Marathon be exempt from this tax since they purchase over 100,00 cases of water? And will probably buy twice as much this year due to the death of that runner last year and the lack of bottle water!

Be interesting to know is the Mayor feels like he can screw us with the tax but let his buddies running the Chicago Marathon pass ont he tax. Your talking about a $240,000.00 savings if they avoid the tax when they buy 200,000 case of water!

3/27/2008 01:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the 022nd Dist tactical team for arresting the Bootlegging Water Crew. Whole U-Haul filled with bottle water purchased from outside the county trying to make it to the City for illegal sales! Those fighting 22nd Dist guys are my heros!

3/27/2008 02:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't buy anything in this city. No groceries, no gas... NOT A SINGLE THING! I encourage all my neighbors to do the same and shop outside the city to avoid all the rediculous taxes.

As a group, can we convince even MORE people to shop outside the city?

TOGETHER WE CAN!!!

3/27/2008 02:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many officers live within a mile of a suburb? Easy to stop and buy water. Wait! Why stop at water? Buy groceries and water at the local jewel, Dominicks or Costco in the suburb. Then fill the gas tank. Once a week. easy and it feels good!

3/27/2008 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about you but I quit buying water in Chicago when the nickle tax went into effect. Just walk across the border and pick up a case. The difference is huge.

3/27/2008 06:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I and my family have stopped buying anything but emergency items in Chicago. We go outside the city as much as possible and for larger big ticket things we go outside of the county. No way do I want to contribute to paying for Stroger's family getting fatter and more obese.

DO NOT BUY IN CHICAGO, DO NOT BUY IN COOK COUNTY, YOU CAN BUY MUCH OVER THE INTERNET AND PAY ZERO ILLINOIS TAX!!

Fuck these Chicago, Cook County and State of Illinois criminals called politicians.

3/27/2008 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance I get I buy out of Crook County. I buy on the internet. Its amazing the City is back tracking now saying the bottle water tax was used as a deterrent for people not to purchase bottle water to save the environment.....BULL SHIT!!! Raising taxes does not work. This is another example!! When will these dummycrats learn? Lets move to Florida...no income tax!!!

3/27/2008 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's friggn Hilarious. These Stooges the Runt & Toddler in their insatiable greed wind up screwing themselves @ every turn.
Good Government showing it's true colors. Go buy another Latte while you walk your Mutt you Yuppie Moron Stoops!!

3/27/2008 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FREE PALATINE!

3/27/2008 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TO DO DALEY, WELL IN TWO YEARS I AM OUT OF HERE AND MOVING TO WADSWORTH,ILL. HAVE FAMILY THERE. THE SALES TAX IN LAKE COUNTY IS 6.5% AND ACROSS THE WISCONSIN BORDER ITS 5%. ALSO I WILL ENJOY GOING TO MIL. BREWER GAMES AND GO GREEN BAY PACKERS, F-CK SHITCAGO.

3/27/2008 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHERE DO I SHOP. ITS NAPERVILLE, AURORA, PLAINFIELD , RT 59 CORRIDOR, EVERYTHING THERE UNDER THE SUN,AND THE SALES TAX IS 7%.

3/27/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy in Will Co. or other counties except Cook (crook) Co. and No purchasing in the City(chity). Hey you idiots keep fucking with us (taxes)and we will pass the word to the public sector and start a major boycott!!! I'm ready to get the bumper stickers made and the flyers posted.

3/27/2008 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another money saving tip. Get your free Costco Card at the Damen/Clybourn location then do your shopping at the Niles location. Be sure to mention you work in 014 or 019 to get the free card. When buying in bulk, the mobster taxes add up.

P.S. Costco is building another location on Harlem in Norridge. Get your cards whilst you can!

3/27/2008 10:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I for one have never understood the whole bottled water attraction. Once in a while for convenience sake , OK. But for everyday use or sitting around the house is ridiculous. My wife and kids have bought into this nonsense. I installed a whole house filter, the fridge water dispenser has a filter. Yet they claim the bottled tastes better. I think they're all nuts. Maybe I'm biased because I grew up drinking Michigan Straight. I've travelled extensively and consider our tap water superior to most. That being said I still cant wait for 29 and a day when I can wipe the dirt of this city off the bottom of my shoes.

3/27/2008 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Butera at Lawrence and narragansett has water on sale, NO CITY TAX.

3/27/2008 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, Walmart in Plainfield has ammo and, dirt cheap. Drive out there, fill up the tank, go to dinner, take in a movie and pick up a case of ammo at your friendly walmart store. Less taxes than crook county/city of shitcago. If I only lived close to indiana I would avoid paying taxes to blago but, I am looking into it.

3/27/2008 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this talk of going to dupage,
oak lawn, indiana, etc.to save $$$ is almost convincing me to move to
da sout side.

3/27/2008 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PURCHASED ONE OF THOSE FILTER YOU CAN SCREW ON TO KITCHEN TAP WATER TASTES FINE JUST KEEP FILLING UP MY WATER BOTTLE SCREW THIS CITY WITH THEIR TAXES

3/27/2008 12:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't buy in the city. And I live in the city.

3/27/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to Be interesting to know is the Mayor feels like he can screw us with the tax but let his buddies running the Chicago Marathon pass ont he tax. Your talking about a $240,000.00 savings if they avoid the tax when they buy 200,000 case of water!

3/27/2008 01:45:00 AM

Typically, the water is donated by a sponsor, so probably not an issue. But creative thinking on your part.

3/27/2008 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is the poster-child for term limits.

Stroger is a poster-child for blatant nepotism.

Buy everything you consume in a county, any county, other than Cook, and never buy anything in Chicago. Not even a stick of gum.

It does offer a sense of accomplishment. Together We Can, and it will be noticed.

3/27/2008 02:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not just the water. With major increases in gas, smokes, etc., it has suddenly become worth your gas and time to take a drive. In the past, you could save a few bucks. Now, you can save maybe $20 or more.

3/27/2008 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twice a year I go to Pennsylvania (Summer and Thanksgiving) no taxes on clothing out there. It's worth it. My daughter plays basketball in the suburbs and out of state, that's when we stock up on everything, the gas prices are much better too. F... Daley and Stroger, buy outside the county and city.

3/27/2008 04:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw Mayor Daley!!!!
Screw Todd Stroger!!!!!!

We buy our groceries in DuPage and will be getting our gas there also once a week or so.
Kiss my ass you political assholes!!!!
My husband along with a lot of other officers have worked their asses off for you morons. Settle the damn contract with more than a 1.1% increase for the first pay raise. Next you'll be having copper's wives sewing their husband's uniforms to save you a couple of bucks you cheap pieces of dog shit! If you don't want to pay for the cost of living increases to live in this shitty dirtbag of a hole city then lift the residency requirements.

3/27/2008 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to Indiana, even cheaper than illinois in general.

3/27/2008 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy my gas, smokes, beer, water and everything else in DuPage County. This city AND county are a rip-off. I hope they go broke.

**But either way I still shop in Countryside, IL. Only 7% sales tax, right off I-55 at Lagrange Road. 10 minutes from Garfield Ridge!

Countryside is still Crook County. Come November the tax will hit there as well. Take Ogden straight down to York Road, Voila... DuPage County. 20 Minutes from Garfield Ridge.

3/27/2008 05:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy nothing in the city of chicago, boycot the mayor's unfair taxes.

3/27/2008 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was on Lake Cook Rd. today, and had a half tank of gas. But I filled up anyway. Fuck crook county whenever you have a chance.

P.S the girls at the Clyborn Costco get mad when you get the free card from them and shop in Niles, they will cancel if you have no activity at their store.

3/27/2008 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's like pullman town. u gotta live here and buy here and pay the tax. but our quality of life is shit and just what do we get for our taxes? just wait till the yuppies wake up!

3/27/2008 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...if the midget could figure out how to tax dope sales chicago would be like the richest city in the world....

3/27/2008 12:15:00 AM"


Easy.

Home Rule the illegality out of popular, and thus profitable, goods and services, tax them and balance the city and county budgets.


I can see the headlines now:


TAXPAYERS SAVED FROM BANKRUPTCY BY DRUG ADDICTS, WHORE MONGERS AND GAMBLERS

3/27/2008 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.brita.com/index_us.html

3/28/2008 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boycott!!Yup, do not buy anything in Shitcago or Crook County and they will feel it!!

3/28/2008 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WATCH OUT!!!

Blago wants to TAX our PENSIONS!

Daley wants to cut our Medical Care and raise All Taxes.

Please Indict and Convict these F*^#s A.S.A.P!

If a Democrat Gets Elected President the investigations into their corruption will fall away and we will be Doomed! Many of us will not live long enough to recover.

America voted in a Democratic congress in 2006 because they wanted a CHANGE, you keep hearing that word with Hilary and Barak.

And what did we get with that CHANGE!

A little over one year ago:
1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
3) the unemployment rate was 4.5%.
4) the stock market, think about our Deferred Comp and IRAs hit 14,000

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we're seen:

1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) the cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% and spendable income fall
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.


America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

Stay safe...and vote!!!

3/28/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shop the Costco in Indiana..sales will be 4% LESS than DALEYCAGO, gas ..20-30 cents less per gallon smokes several $$ PER PACK ,booze $$1-$$3 less,bought LCD TV saved $$87.00 vs DALEYCAGO tax.
DALEY should use that $$$$ 500 MILLION TaxIn.Fin. money that he takes from city property taxpayers each year and fix all the potholes
Indiana streets much better shape shape than DALEYCAGO

3/30/2008 12:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Festus the soviet said...

Home Rule the illegality out of popular, and thus profitable, goods and services, tax them and balance the city and county budgets.

Nice thought. We the People can vote to put a whore house in your crawl space, you can work security and your 'life partner' can be the fudge-packing receptacle for 10 cents a throw.

4/02/2008 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"'Home Rule the illegality out of popular, and thus profitable, goods and services, tax them and balance the city and county budgets.'

Nice thought. We the People can vote to put a whore house in your crawl space, you can work security and your 'life partner' can be the fudge-packing receptacle for 10 cents a throw.

4/02/2008 01:48:00 PM"


Zoning addresses your 'concerns', melvin.


And you can even apply for a transfer to the 'zoning police'.

Think of all the perks that would be available for you to indulge in, whatever your proclivities.

Much more fun than posting your babble on the blog.

4/14/2008 01:22:00 AM  

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