Sunday, November 15, 2015

More Tax Hikes

Toni is about to get all her tax hikes, including the ammo "violence tax." We haven't heard of an exception for law enforcement, so we'll be traveling outside the county again if necessary:
  • The Cook County Board Finance Committee had just put the finishing touches Friday on its 2016 budget, approving a 1 percent hotel tax to go with its earlier penny on the dollar increase in the sales tax, when President Toni Preckwinkle offered a sobering assessment.

    Asked directly by me how long the additional revenue will hold the county, Preckwinkle pointedly avoided giving any reassurances about future revenue requests during the remainder of her term.

    Preckwinkle wouldn’t even say she won’t be back asking for more money in the 2017 budget.
Of course she will be - responsible spending is for other people, not democrats, and certainly not in northeastern Illinois.

Tucked away at the end of the Mark Brown column, long after everyone else stops reading, is this little tidbit:
  • In the interest of full disclosure, my wife recently took a job with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a policy role. But I plan to keep writing about county government when appropriate.
Boy, that Tom Dart loves hiring media family members. It must be the hair or something.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dart could have hired Mark Brown's transgendered roommate from NIU. He was championing that cause for about 10 years after the roommate had his plumbing updated.

11/15/2015 04:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$20 million for over night camping in CooK county forest preserves. Do we really need this?

11/15/2015 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps she can institute a "violence tax" on malt liquor, as it leads to inappropriate behavior by certain elements residing in the county. Do you think that will fly?

11/15/2015 06:17:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Cross the Kass family off the list.

11/15/2015 06:26:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

I stand corrected. Brown family is off the list. I have been drinking way too much Starbucks Coffee.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

11/15/2015 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the taxes can go up all they want; I don't shop or gas up here... Pretty soon, I won;t live here.

Here a tax
There a tax
Everywhere is a tax tax

11/15/2015 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the goof who keeps saying higher taxes is good for Chicago and Cook County because that means rich people are moving in and poor people are moving out? What a fucking goof. The population of Chicago and the whole state is declining. Look up the census figures from 1960 (peak) to 2010. It ain't rocket science. If you make it expensive to live here people will find other reasonable places to live. Chicago and Cook County can not tax their way to prosperity.

11/15/2015 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to move !

11/15/2015 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good thing nobody reads that paper anyway

11/15/2015 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any chance that Toni could become governor?

11/15/2015 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fail to understand why the County needs more money. Since the implementation of mandatory Obamacare I would think that Cook County Hospital has billions coming in from the insurance companies and the jail has been releasing prisoners and shutting down divisions, so where is the money going?

11/15/2015 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there goes Mark Brown's credibility. He's probably wondering why, too.

11/15/2015 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what these fuckers would do if the tax payers moved out of this shit hole and they had to count on there constituents to buck up? You know the same group of Democrats that bleed this city , county , state dry.

11/15/2015 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bitch & Moan, Bitch & Moan
They keep raising taxes because they know that ultimately, the majority of citizen aint gonna do shit...but pay...then, Bitch & Moan.

11/15/2015 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Program money for Entitlements. Bigger staff and a vast crony hiring plan.
These Obamatypes are running the city and state into the ground as expected, soon we'll be annexed with the rest of the collar slums.
The Strogers set the bar for all time corruption in the county, Steele stole a nice pension for 3 months work, PrickWrinkled cut some fat during her first year, but that was it. The County is still one giant money grab for the connected folks.
No end in sight, the WrinkledPickel wants to be mayor one day.
Never Trust a Democrat.

11/15/2015 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prediction: some people who pay taxes are not stupid. they will simply move.

11/15/2015 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What better way for Dart to stifle criticism. No worries. Lisa Madigan found some illegals who werent getting paid minimum wage.

11/15/2015 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

toni is cutting where again? Time and time again the taxpaying sheeple are being bulldozed by this corruption, where does "our money" go? Where does all the billions that they never had years before like cable tv,cell phones,air tax, internet go?? Are they funneling the money to illegals? the welfare link card holders? the violent? the thugs? free phones obama phones? where is any semblance of accountability? Long time ago Pat Robertson (700 club founder) said he had a vision of that when your home is finally paid off "The rascals elected will keep raising your taxes to tax you out of your very home!" Prophecy being fulfilled! On another note when will that property tax hike millions hit the pension fund coffers? Mike Lappe what say you?

11/15/2015 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Mark Brown has been compromised. Appears to be same for most media folk. Corruption continues.

11/15/2015 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've been buying bull ammo at for years, having it shipped to my brothers house in Wisconsin. Screw them

11/15/2015 12:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Preckwinkle is a total and complete fraud.

11/15/2015 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone else read in yesterday's Tribune....Canadian pensions buying the skyway....and other "alternative assets, such as toll roads,ports and other infrastructure , for the Long term, stable returns they offer". Either this is the way to go and our pension should do the same, or will they get fucked....the Chicago Way?
Bad me....I forgot...our pensions, "In Vanecko we trust".

11/15/2015 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Sol Rosenberg said...

Toni should tax 40oz beers, JJ's Fish, 22" rims, etc so we can get the offenders to fund their violence

11/15/2015 07:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Dart also hired Mike Flannerys kid last year right out of college to a "policy" position making over $100k.

11/15/2015 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>>Anonymous said...
Is there any chance that Toni could become governor?

11/15/2015 08:43:00 AM<<<

There's was enough vote fraud in this state to elect Kennedy over Nixon and could be the difference between Trump and H. Clinton. There's enough voter fraud in this state that she could be elected governor. God Help Us, then we would have to travel out of state to get ammo.

Maybe we should post where to get cheap ammo just like some websites post where to get cheap gas.

11/15/2015 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger John Northen said...

Mark Brown's wife is Hanke Gratteau, an old friend. She was the late Mike Royko's assistant. She left the Tribune as managing editor. I haven't seen Hanke in years. A class act. Nice lady.

11/15/2015 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard Prickwrinkle on WBBMs At Issue program. Here is a person who campaigned against the sales tax & now talks about additional revenue sources like a new bride who has more credit cards. This liar needs to be launched along with Dorothy Brown. She's in her 70's - time to retire Toni & spend your own money!

11/16/2015 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does she tax weed? Weed seems to be the new growth industry for the connected types.

11/16/2015 06:59:00 AM  
Blogger Robert Peel said...

++++In the interest of full disclosure, my wife recently took a job with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a policy role. But I plan to keep writing about county government when appropriate++++


That's ok. Scum Times columnist Lynn Sweet has had a job in the Obama Press office since he took office...

11/16/2015 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god for my kept up to date Michigan State ID. I don't pay for ammo in this state period and fuck the FOID crap.

Michigan is open carry if you bought it there and have ID.

11/16/2015 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know why Toni needs more revenue. She is saving money by cutting the numbers of juveniles detained at the Juv center on Hamilton. She had the point system changed so juvs who should be detained are let free. They then can go out and commit more crimes. Hopefully some smart attorney who's client is the victim of a crime committed by a juvenile that should have been detained under the old point system sues and takes everything Toni owns. She thinks to many people of color are arrested but seems to forget the great majority of their victims are people of color.

11/16/2015 10:20:00 PM  

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