Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cause and Effect in Action

  • Is Chicago's souring economy prompting motorists to skip buying their city stickers? Sure looks like it.

    Through Oct. 31, investigators for the city clerk's office had issued 46,541 tickets to vehicles that either had an expired city sticker or no sticker at all. That's up 8 percent from the same period a year ago.

You raise taxes and fees beyond what people are willing or able to pay, this is what happens. Bottled water tax? People shop outside the City. County taxes go up? People buy big ticket items away from Cook County. State taxes skyrocket? Businesses leave and go elsewhere, driving the Rust Belt deeper into Illinois.

Watch for a cottage industry of homemade satellite services to start up should the amusement tax be attached to DirectTV.

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55 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

They gonna pay one way or another. Or face the boot man. Write everything you can find wrong on a ghetto car, let the boot get it. They care more about their rides than anything else.

11/15/2008 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daley is a nut job. This dooshbag spends uncontrolably forever and the tax payers, residents and even the visitors of Chicago have to PAY, and PAY BIG!

The nerve of this guy talking about recession and sacrafice. Give me a break.

Would somebody, anybody other than a make shift wantabe reverand run against Daley in the next Mayoral election. You will win!!! Every city worker will fight for your victory. Once in office, clean house baby. It can't get any worse. This police hating stroke has to go.

11/15/2008 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

I'm taxed to death enough as it is here in Pennsylvania. My paychecks look smaller and smaller every week, but yet I still work just as hard as I always have for my money. School taxes. Sewage & rubbish taxes. Property taxes. It just never ends. So when I want to buy big ticket items (like my laptop and TV), I drive to Delaware, home of the tax-free shopping. Screw Pennsylvania. They get enough out of me as it is, and what makes it even worse is that I really hate living here.

11/15/2008 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUHHHHH

When I get a contract I will start writting Parkers.

At the grocery store today I was amazed at the amount of Chicago vehicle licenses I saw in the parking lot. I was in Will County.

Gas, Groceries and no Tax money going to Stroeger or Daley...That I know of anyway.

11/15/2008 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this city is a joke, cant wait to vote for a new mayor,,,,,,,,,,,

11/15/2008 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- - - Alexander Woollcott, 1943

11/15/2008 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the past year I think I have filled my gas tank no more than twice in Chicago. I always try to fill up outside of Chicago and Cook county if I can. I never buy anything big in cook county and all my groceries are bought outside chicago. During the summer I went to three weddings all outside cook county. All three couples are Chicago residents and said Chicago and Cook county are way to expensive to get married in. A family member of mine is getting married shortly and the wedding willl be in Lake county. She and her future husband also reside in Chicago, but are getting much more for less by going outside Chicago Cook county.

These big government big tax democrats just don't understand that people will adapt to their money grab and go elsewhere bringing wealth to a more deserving community. Our leaders need to study economics 101!

11/15/2008 02:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait until they start taxing on the federal level like this.

11/15/2008 02:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For Directv, use a different address.

I use my cottage address from Wisconsin and the City can't do a damn thing about it and I still get my service because I pay Directv. You can't track the receiving signal of the box as long as the boxes bill is paid on time.

This is what's going to happen another service leaving the city wirelessly!

11/15/2008 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tags on my car and my driver's license are from out of state. I work and spend almost all of my time in Chicago where I rent a second home.

Why should I get Illinois plates and Daley's tax sticker?

11/15/2008 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, if I remember right, isn't that how we started this country??
It was a revolution against paying the tea tax set on the folks by the king... hmmm Hey King Richie, hey messiah, did you guys smoke too much dope during your history class?
It's closer then you think

11/15/2008 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger buenapk said...

Most property tax increases do NOT go into the general revenue. At a given point in time, da mare and alderman declare a TIF district. It has specific boundaries and fron the time is is declared and for the next 23 years all tax increases go into the TIF. TIF funds are spent in any way Dickie or alderman see fit.
Donahue! Why are you not saying "Dickie! You do have the $$. It's in the TIFS!!"

11/15/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Would somebody, anybody other than a make shift wantabe reverand run against Daley in the next Mayoral election. You will win!!! Every city worker will fight for your victory. Once in office, clean house baby. It can't get any worse. This police hating stroke has to go.

11/15/2008 12:12:00 AM<<<

Trouble is, within a week of any genuine minority candidate announcing for the office of Mayor, there will be a second minority candidate announcing for the office of Mayor. It's all part of the Daley Divide and Conquer Strategy and it worked against Jane Byrne, and got us Harold Washington. Jane was great for us and Harold turned out to be a pretty good guy.

What we need I suppose is a second sputtering Irish prick midget to run, then a third candidate would have a chance.

I just hope that Obama starts to think that Daley has served his purpose, and has become a political liability. Obama should not want to continue the Daley Crime Family Dynasty, with brothers William and John, or son Patrick stepping in.

Time for someone entirely new, but who?

11/15/2008 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger KD5NRH said...

In the past year I think I have filled my gas tank no more than twice in Chicago.

Got ya beat there: I've never bought gas in Chicago.

Come to think of it, the only thing I've done in Chicago was wait for the next flight out...I guess that's one of the best things about living in Texas :)

11/15/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you live less than 10 miles from the next county you are usually only breaking even on the gas vs. tax issue. 1.5% savings on tax means you would have to spend a minimum of $200 before taxes on groceries to come out ahead $1. That's if your spending $2.00 per gallon. It's your time, you should spend it as you wish.

It makes perfect sense to do your Chistmas shopping and big ticket items out of Crooks County.

11/15/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>In the past year I think I have filled my gas tank no more than twice in Chicago. I always try to fill up outside of Chicago and Cook county if I can.<<<

"filled my gas tank no more..." I have only bought $5, now it has to be $10 to hold me until I can get out of town to buy gas, and everything else. I picked up a few groceries across the street from Chicago on the way home from work yesterday. The total was around $34 and the sales tax, 2 and 1/2 % came to 35 cents, in Chicago that would be about $3.50.

There is a gas station that has been closed for YEARS on the Chicago side of Harlem Avenue near where I live. They couldn't make a go of it because of the city taxes and no one can buy it for anything else because of the city E.P.A. nightmare of removing the underground tanks. But across the street the new gas station mini-mart is doing very well.

You can't put any retail business on the edge of Chicago, all the low-rise stores are being bought up and demolished to build NEW LUXURY CONDOS by Sergio and Banks (nephew of Alderman Banks). They build them and fill them with Section 8's and the population and traffic density of this whole area goes to hell.

11/15/2008 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They get enough out of me as it is, and what makes it even worse is that I really hate living here.

11/15/2008 12:32:00 AM

Kateykakes, if that is really you in the flick then you can live with me!!

1775

11/15/2008 11:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And to make things even worse they are paying the "ticket writers" from 60-110K per year to write tickets and they blab about it! Maybe the press needs to look into the salaries of laski's lackeys that are left over! The city clerks office is a joke just duplicates revenue and is a place for another elected idiot!

11/15/2008 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
The tags on my car and my driver's license are from out of state. I work and spend almost all of my time in Chicago where I rent a second home.

Why should I get Illinois plates and Daley's tax sticker?

11/15/2008 08:34:00 AM

Read the ordinance it is where you "garaged or parked" for city stickers not residence address, laski had it changed years ago!

11/15/2008 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to the guy from pennsylvania fuck you and all your states people- obama rips your people "clinging to there guns and religion" and you fools vote him in what a bunch of dumb fucks I hope your state goes in to the tank under his administration and all your people suffer terribly! I really thought you guys would step up no no more steelers fan for me!

11/15/2008 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone notice that more and more police christmas parties are outside the Shitty of Shitcago...

wonder why.

11/15/2008 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The middle class are getting squeezed out of Chicago. As soon as I find a job in the suburbs I'm gone.

You suckers still here can pay for all those satellite dishes in the projects or the lawn care for those free houses they give out.

11/15/2008 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who needs a Shitty Sticker when there is no pro-active policing going on?????

NO CONTRACT, NO SHITTY STICKER!!!!

11/15/2008 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but am I the only one who has fallen in love with the kateykakes icon????

11/15/2008 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous elephantitis said...

City stickers are just like the red light cameras. The only people who pay are the legit ones who already supply the city with an ass load of tax dollars. Have any of you seen the bootleg city stickers, manufactured and printed by the Chicago gangs, sold at the local mom and pop corner Arab store. I have, they are identical......they all have the same sticker number, but, nobody checks that anyway....So, on top of those who never bother to register a vehicle, thus not needing a city sticker, those who keep their vehicles registered to Minnesota, eliminating the need for a city sticker, you have those giving the gangs $30.00 for a piece of paper instead of city hall. If your going to charge a fee, I propose the city eliminate the vehicle city sticker and replace it with a Driver's license "sticker". This would be (yes a tax), that would replace the vehicle sticker. The tax should be charged for all resident who possess a DL in any state, who also claim the City of Chicago as a home address in any manner. This would maximize money in from those who receive the most benefits from the taxpayers, yet, find ways around contributing anything. If they drive without a DL, impound the car, raise the fine significantly....If they claim another township or state as their residence...fantastic, let that township support them. Do not provide non emergency services for any and all who cannot prove residency within Chicago. According to da king, tuff times call for tuff measures. Maybe a good start! "I'm just sayin!" GB

11/15/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I refuse to shop in Chicago. The taxes are a joke. I spend all my time in the burbs so thats where I spend my money. I hope the machine goes bankrupt.

11/15/2008 03:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tags on my car and my driver's license are from out of state. I work and spend almost all of my time in Chicago where I rent a second home.

Why should I get Illinois plates and Daley's tax sticker?

11/15/2008 08:34:00 AM
______________________________
BECAUSE YOU'RE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO SO, IDIOT. THAT'S WHY.

11/15/2008 04:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of our fine citizens, someone broke out my car window to get to my parking permit and city sticker.

11/15/2008 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have not had a fast food order in chicago ,since they raised the tax 1%. Imagine paying 11.50 % tax for a hamburger at a McDonalds downtown.
Shortshnks you fool !!!!!

11/15/2008 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic, but am I the only one who has fallen in love with the kateykakes icon????

not at all my brother. smokin hot!

11/15/2008 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"BECAUSE YOU'RE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO SO, IDIOT. THAT'S WHY.

11/15/2008 04:15:00 PM"


Are you referring the law amongst thieves?

11/15/2008 05:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe a good start! "I'm just sayin!" GB

11/15/2008 03:47:00 PM"


How about we all get laser bar-codes tattooed across our foreheads, so our beloved dictator can keep track of every body?

You can be the first one to volunteer.


(And, no, you can't choose to have the head of your penis tattooed instead.)

11/15/2008 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats $125 per. Tell me Daley has no money.

11/15/2008 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naperville Costco. gas $2.15 per gallon . Plus, Naperville does not require a vehicle sticker! Yet, it's listed as one of the best cities to live in the county and somehow makes it without taxing the shit out of everything. How is that?

11/15/2008 06:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tags on my car and my driver's license are from out of state. I work and spend almost all of my time in Chicago where I rent a second home.

Why should I get Illinois plates and Daley's tax sticker?

11/15/2008 08:34:00 AM
______________________________
BECAUSE YOU'RE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO SO, IDIOT. THAT'S WHY.

11/15/2008 04:15:00 PM

nice reply suckhole. go right some parkers handjob

11/15/2008 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that Obama starts to think that Daley has served his purpose, and has become a political liability. Obama should not want to continue the Daley Crime Family Dynasty, with brothers William and John, or son Patrick stepping in.

Time for someone entirely new, but who?

11/15/2008 10:56:00 AM

You do realize the the "left half of Osama's Brain", aka Valerie Jarrett, got Osama's beard, aka wife, her job on DALEY'S staff, right? In other words, as I have said for the last, oh, two fucking years, a vote for OSAMA was two for the Daley crime family.

11/15/2008 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shitcago now has the most expensive Transit prices and taxes in the U.S.

11/15/2008 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing all my shopping outside of Shitcago, and most of it also outside of Crook County. Also, I'm briefly checking the usual LIBERAL slanted News Programs, talk shows , etc; and ANYONE whos company advertises on these LIBERAL shows gets my BEST EFFORT not to buy any of their Products. If it's advertised on commercials between conservative shows, I'm makin a note of it if I use that type of product, and buying that brand, not the ones advertised on the LIBERAL T.V. Shows.
Also, Shortshanks wears womens panties, cause he[she] is a biotch.

11/15/2008 07:20:00 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Anonymous said...
to the guy from pennsylvania fuck you and all your states people- obama rips your people "clinging to there guns and religion" and you fools vote him in what a bunch of dumb fucks I hope your state goes in to the tank under his administration and all your people suffer terribly! I really thought you guys would step up no no more steelers fan for me!


First of all, I'm not a guy, and secondly I didn't vote for Obama. I voted the RIGHT way.

I'm well aware how screwed up Pennsylvania is. It was a mess when I got here, and no doubt it will be a mess when I move down south.

And I already know what it's like to suffer terribly. I'm a Philadelphia fan, so I know what it's like to feel pain.

The Eagles have NEVER won a Super Bowl and it sure as shit isn't happening this season.

I bleed Orange & Black and love the Flyers, no matter how crappy they play. They haven't won a Cup since the 74-75 season, and like the Eagles, it sure as shit isn't going to happen this season either.

The only solace I've been afforded (sports wise) is that the Phillies won the World Series this year, but fans had a LONG 28 year wait.

Politically, how you can blame ONE person for the way the entire Commonwealth votes is both idiotic and asinine. So bite me, jackass.

11/15/2008 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
this city is a joke, cant wait to vote for a new mayor,,,,,,,,,,,

11/15/2008 01:36:00 AM



Who did you vote for the last 5 times?

11/15/2008 11:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Germany was the cause of Hitler as much as Chicago is responsible for the Chicago Tribune.
- - - Alexander Woollcott, 1943

11/15/2008 01:41:00 AM


Don't place too much stock in this quote, Woolcott made his living giving memorable quotes and little else. A gadabout, he was not one of the era's deep thinkers. He liked to surround himself with people of superior intellect.

This quote was his last it seems. It was given during a radio broadcast where he had a heart attack. He died a few hours later. He is not much talked about or remembered these days, not without good reason.

11/15/2008 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
The tags on my car and my driver's license are from out of state. I work and spend almost all of my time in Chicago where I rent a second home.

Why should I get Illinois plates and Daley's tax sticker?

11/15/2008 08:34:00 AM
______________________________
BECAUSE YOU'RE REQUIRED BY LAW TO DO SO, IDIOT. THAT'S WHY.

11/15/2008 04:15:00 PM

nice reply suckhole. go right some parkers handjob

11/15/2008 06:15:00 PM


Really? And what then, does one change plates at the halfway point between the two houses? The car is generally required to be licensed where it spends the most time. If the car is at the second house most of the time it should have that state and city's license etc. but if it were me, I would register my vehicles where it is of greatest benefit to me.

And that is exactly what I do. Let Daley or anyone else try and get their city sticker money out of me. I have been beating the city on that for years. I learned how from an old timer. They were the masters at beating the system. Every little bit counts you know.

11/15/2008 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
Naperville Costco. gas $2.15 per gallon . Plus, Naperville does not require a vehicle sticker! Yet, it's listed as one of the best cities to live in the county and somehow makes it without taxing the shit out of everything. How is that?

11/15/2008 06:05:00 PM


Take a look at the property tax bill of your average modest 3 bedroom $490,000 house in Naperville.

11/15/2008 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
For Directv, use a different address.

I use my cottage address from Wisconsin and the City can't do a damn thing about it and I still get my service because I pay Directv. You can't track the receiving signal of the box as long as the boxes bill is paid on time.

This is what's going to happen another service leaving the city wirelessly!

11/15/2008 05:16:00 AM


The City is demanding the customer billing records of Chicago residents from the satellite TV people. They are threatening court action. If they get the records you will get a tax bill in the mail from Chicago, City of. And then, if you are a city employee and if you don't pay, remember the Employee Indebtedness process.

Sort of like a guy named Vito with his nose pushed over coming to see you to collect a debt.

11/15/2008 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Write everything you can find wrong on a ghetto car, let the boot get it.
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I write everything I can in the ghetto. I am as good as Missy and Amber when it comes to making cars boot eligible. Illegal Parking, expired plate, no sticker, boot eligible. Cracked windshield, broken tailight. Missing front plate. Good bye Ghetto cruiser,

11/16/2008 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never understood why more coppers here don't write people for the City stickers. If I have to buy it, everybody else better have one too! No breaks...

11/16/2008 02:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares about PA and liberal bullshit!! No one cares about your complaints and voting the right way because it didn't help!!

11/16/2008 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO THE PENNSYLVANIA WOMEN I APOLOGISE TO YOU FOR LUMPING YOU WITH THE ONES WHO VOTED FOR HIM- JUST A LITTLE TO EMOTIONAL WHEN THINKING ABOUT WHAT HE SAID ABOUT YOU GUYS AND A MAJORITY STILL VOTED FOR THIS CLOWN, SIGNED JACKASS

11/16/2008 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They gonna pay one way or another. Or face the boot man. Write everything you can find wrong on a ghetto car, let the boot get it. They care more about their rides than anything else.

11/15/2008 12:05:00 AM

That is almost as good as what I'm doing. I'm going to ticket every car in 016 that I can. That way things will balance out with your dumb ass idea!

11/16/2008 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>The City is demanding the customer billing records of Chicago residents from the satellite TV people. They are threatening court action. If they get the records you will get a tax bill in the mail from Chicago, City of. And then, if you are a city employee and if you don't pay, remember the Employee Indebtedness process.

Sort of like a guy named Vito with his nose pushed over coming to see you to collect a debt.

11/15/2008 11:45:00 PM<<<

So why use your own name, as long as the bills are paid. I even have credit cards at an out of town address. This anti-tax business is getting like a real underground revolt. And Shortshanks is as revolting as it gets.

11/16/2008 12:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous said...
this city is a joke, cant wait to vote for a new mayor,,,,,,,,,,,

11/15/2008 01:36:00 AM



Who did you vote for the last 5 times?

11/15/2008 11:20:00 PM

I am nearly 60 years old and a lifelong city resident with over 33years of public service. I have NEVER voted for that unethical greedy little asshole in my life no matter what office he was running for.

NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL!

I hope to see the day when he is marched off to a Club Fed Pen.

11/16/2008 12:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you guys have too much time on your hands. Its hard for me to imagine why any of you stay on the job, it being so shitty here and the citizenry here being so ungrateful for all of your efforts. It might be that there isn't anywhere out there where you could market your skills, knowledge and experience..but in any event, its probably worth a try...for my part, I couldn't think of a better way to spend 8 hours than working alongside somebody who pisses and moans about everything under the sun. Leave your guns at home.

11/16/2008 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before you say it, F U!
I wrote a book of parkers yesterday in Old Town!

HA

11/16/2008 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I've never understood why more coppers here don't write people for the City stickers. If I have to buy it, everybody else better have one too! No breaks...

11/16/2008 02:52:00 AM

I write the gangbangers who are running around with their worn out "Temp Tags" and have not yet bought their city stickers. You ought to hear them beg.

Best dispersal tactic yet:
Approach the group with your parker book in hand and watch how they kiss your ass and agree to leave as soon as you will let them.

11/17/2008 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

am nearly 60 years old and a lifelong city resident with over 33years of public service. I have NEVER voted for that unethical greedy little asshole in my life no matter what office he was running for.

NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL!

I hope to see the day when he is marched off to a Club Fed Pen.

11/16/2008 12:43:00 PM


I second your emotions! Ditto everything, even age and service years.

11/18/2008 05:09:00 PM  

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