Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Aldercreatures - "Give Us Revenue!"

  • Two years ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel shaved a quarter off his 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax hike to appease black aldermen concerned about street-corner sales of loose cigarettes. He also promised to crack down on “loosies” and unstamped cigarettes.

    On Tuesday, the City Council’s Committee on License and Consumer Protection voted to crack the whip even harder — by dramatically raising fines so low, they have literally become the “cost of doing business.”

    If the full Council approves the mayoral crackdown, the fines levied against those who attempt to dodge cigarette tax laws would double — to $2,000 — for 40 or fewer packs of unstamped tobacco. If Chicago Police or city inspectors uncover more than 40 packs of unstamped tobacco, the fine would rise by 60 percent — from $25-to-$40-per-pack.
Remember boys and girls - these are cigarettes, the same thing that everyone was bitching and complaining about when the NYPD attempted to enforce the law, but someone decided the rules didn't apply to them and ended up dying of a heart attack, which of course, meant the police "killed" him over "loosies."

This is just another side effect of the over-taxing going on in Cook County. The politicians make it more economical to rent/borrow a van and run smokes up here from Indiana, Kentucky or the Carolinas.

Don't get middled by the City Council.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am willing to bet my vacation home in Wisconsin that dummies will continue to make arrests for guys who are selling loose cigarretes. Just look at all those quality arrests some officers rack up. Some officers never learn.

12/09/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No movers no parkers no anovs = no revenue. Fuck you rahm and ur 50 thieves

12/09/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Hot Pursuit said...

Just remember that democrats love tax and hate minoritys

12/09/2015 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont usually smoke, but when I do , I smoke Fetal Light 100's

12/09/2015 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest everyone who still smokes grow their own tobacco. Plant it in the spring, and dry it out before it gets cold outside. Just several plants and you will have natural poison free tobacco (think Indian Tobacco) coming out of the yin-yang. The yield is incredible! I give most of it away. Buy a rolling machine, and no one will know you are not buying your own.
It's legal and you don't fund politicians who do nothing but overspend. Let them try and bust me for loosies...I'll sue their pants off!

12/09/2015 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DuPage County.

12/09/2015 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three dangerous Mexican nationals caught with 25 kilos of heroin and $900,000 in cash walk out the door on an I-bond and disappear. So?

We have more important things to spend our time on -- like loose cigarettes.

12/09/2015 05:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is there never talk about downsizing government? Even the media won't touch on this.

12/09/2015 06:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its going to be alittle different here because at the beginning of the year WE aint doing shit plain and simple. Just answering our calls thats it.

12/09/2015 06:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

They could try cutting spending first. Who am I kidding?

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

12/09/2015 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, don't forget you will get thrown under the bus, by the Mayor and his ilk, when you go to enforce this Ordinance and things turn shitty real quick, as in a New York minute! So don't enforce it!

12/09/2015 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would not arrest someone for selling cigarettes illegally unless it was a business. Never for street sales. Look at the problems the NYPD got into. The police are told to enforce a law or ordinance wanted by government. As sometimes happens, things go bad as most people do not want to be arrested. Then who gets the blame? Why the cops of course for enforcing a petty law.

12/09/2015 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fetal ultra slim lights

12/09/2015 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I think about that shop keeper, we all know the type... Who are selling out of state cigarrettes and sending the pocketed tax money to the Middle East... I don't even care, cause either way... That money is going to assholes of a different mother... Roads are not being build, pensions are not getting funded with the money. So who cares?

12/09/2015 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like these assholes democrats are coming for their cigarrette tax money at gun point--- watch out!!!

12/09/2015 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The doj should take a look at precwinkles office.

12/09/2015 02:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Revolversaurus (ret) said...

Watching Fox on the protest AGAINST the little prick. This is the crisis the members of CPD should not let go to waste. I'm bunkered @ my retirement home well away from Illinois but my spirit is with you guys and girls. Stay safe, back each other up but by all means stay fetal as long as the protestors don't become violent against people or police. God bless all of you. Back to the story.

12/09/2015 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys, do not go after this. They will hang you! The fines are only to scare people into compliance. If you get caught up in this they will put you on the news and say you were targeting the poor man who was just trying to make a buck.

12/09/2015 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They can pass all the ordinances they want, policing in Chicago is done.
They finally got what they wanted.
Time for every citizen to get their conceal carry permit.

12/09/2015 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had some family in from NYC last year for a wedding. The NYPD cigarette incident came up. Their opinion was that the politicians in NY are turning the NYPD into tax collectors.

12/09/2015 05:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got what they wanted, it's called communist.

12/09/2015 07:52:00 PM  

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