Sunday, July 23, 2017

Soda Tax Decision This Week

So are we going to continue shopping in the suburbs so as to deprive Rahm of sales taxes or are we going to make a slightly longer trip outside of Cook County so Prickwrinkle loses food, gas, alcohol and other assorted items?
  • Cook County's sweetened beverage tax will remain on hold at least another week.

    Cook County Circuit Judge Daniel Kubasiak said Friday that he would rule July 28 on the county's motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the penny-per-ounce charge, which was set to take effect July 1.

    The Illinois Retail Merchants Association and several grocers filed a lawsuit last month seeking to block the tax, which they argue is unconstitutional and too vague. Kubasiak granted a temporary restraining order June 30 that has prevented the tax from being imposed.

    Many retailers oppose the tax, which would apply to a wide variety of sugar- and artificially sweetened beverages. They argue that, under the Illinois Constitution, similar objects should be taxed uniformly. Under the sweetened beverage tax, drinks in bottles, or from fountain machines, are taxable. But on-demand, custom-sweetened beverages, such as those mixed by servers or baristas, aren't subject to the tax.
Sugar-free drinks are taxed as being sweetened somehow. Not to mention that the supposed "health benefits" lie is front and center of Prickwrinkle's layoff threats. And the people (or folks) whom Prickwrinkle is so concerned about assisting with their "health" don't even have to pay the tax.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch and see. Preckwinkle talked to Evans who talked to the judge presiding over this case.
This case will go in the county's favor. Watch down the line as this judge will get a Presiding spot or a decent gig where ever his so desires.
This one is just too easy to figure out. Judge needs time to write his decision.

7/23/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or pay 50 cents on the dollar for EBT cards, spend the money tax free here in Chitcago, and get free plastic bags too.

7/23/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. It's funny but true. These idiots don't realize they're pushing more people out of this city/county/state with all these idiotic taxes.. I absolutely do NOTHING in this city except when at work.

7/23/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are all the bribes in yet?

There has to be some serious shake down "voluntary political contributions" out there.

7/23/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the news the other day and a Cook County board member named Richard Boykin was at the hearing, and he said afterwards that this tax is strictly a revenue grab, and he's against it. He also said that cost-cutting measures and the elimination of vacancies would close the gap that this tax would supposedly bring in. It was refreshing to see a politician call it for what it was...a cash grab, and point out that there were other ways to save the money. I believe he was on CH 7.

Ultimately, I believe Bullwinkle will get her way, and then the drive to Bensenville will be for gas, groceries, pop, and maybe even a snack, will begin. Send all your receipts to Toni and the rest of the board. Let 'em see how much sales tax revenue they're gonna lose too.

7/23/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know she will get that tax,.. it a CC judge who will pass it cause they know they works for shit politicians and they gotta do what master demands of them

7/23/2017 01:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cook county circuit judge is going to rule on a Cook county tax......only in cook county.

7/23/2017 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much you want to bet if the tax gets implemented all the layoffs she had to do because of the tax being put on hold don't get their jobs back

7/23/2017 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it. Tax people but exempt the greater population that purchase the crap in the first place.

I'll continue to shop outside Crook County because the tax is considerably less in DuPage County or Will County or Indiana. I'd rather give them my money than shop in Shitcago or Crook County anyway. Nicer, cleaner stores with employee's trained to treat you as a valued customer.

7/23/2017 01:27:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

I'm gonna throw a wrench in the works the first time I order a fountain drink that's poured by an employee:

I'm going to ask how much of the "sugar tax" they'll be deducting to compensate for the volume of ice in the beverage. I'm sure that 20 ounce Pepsi will be closer to 14 or 15 ounces poured over ice, right?

That, or I'll demand a cup of ice on the side and pitch a bitch, yelling "dis shit right here be rayciss!!" when they say that's extra.

Fuck PrickWrinkle and Crook County and this latest manufactured crisis.

7/23/2017 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's see, first off a bunch of people got laid off because the tax didn't go into effect. So now the tax will pass, and all these people will get their jobs back. Uh, wrong. Jobs positions will be filled but they'll not have quite the same "complexion".

Will those people that don't have to pay the tax, not taxed because they're not Americans? Does being a criminal or illegal alien in a sanctuary city mean your liberal democrat master's won't tax you? Or do criminals and illegal aliens not have an obesity problem?

J.J.

7/23/2017 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

They are running out of items to tax. That should tell them something but they are too Democrat to notice.

7/23/2017 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get me a LINK card

7/23/2017 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rather continue shopping in Indiana. Employees of all races are kind,courteous and helpful. Stores are cleaner and no one acts like a ghetto rat.

7/23/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy gas cigs pop in Indiana been doing it for years

7/23/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a diabetic pisses on the sidewalk, the glucose
will attract ants.
Did you know that, pools or no pools, if you draw
a circle around ants on a sidewalk, they will not cross
that chalk line? Try it you Junior Colombos. As you get
older, you get a crumpled raincoat from Good Will, then
you go to the academy, with the $50 "I know this kid letter"
from Proco Joe.

7/23/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steal less or soda tax . Perpwinkle needs a new bride of Frankenstein hairdo.

7/23/2017 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This tax will pass, the judge is a political appointee and if he fails to go along with the system,they will work to remove him come ele tion time. Just watch and see.

7/23/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...
I'm gonna throw a wrench in the works the first time I order a fountain drink that's poured by an employee:

I'm going to ask how much of the "sugar tax" they'll be deducting to compensate for the volume of ice in the beverage. I'm sure that 20 ounce Pepsi will be closer to 14 or 15 ounces poured over ice, right?

That, or I'll demand a cup of ice on the side and pitch a bitch, yelling "dis shit right here be rayciss!!" when they say that's extra.

Fuck PrickWrinkle and Crook County and this latest manufactured crisis.

7/23/2017 02:26:00 AM

Then they will hit you with the soon to be proposed "ice-cube tax"

7/23/2017 08:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This tax puts people closer and closer to taking their money out of Cook County. I purchase my ammo when we go to our family's place in Michigan. In Michigan Walmart sells 9 mm Federal box of 50 rds for target practice for only $9.97, plus 5 or 6% tax depending where you buy it. I have not bought ammo in Illinois or Cook County in over 8 years. And if this soda tax passes, we will not be buying any soft drinks in Illinois. Sending the receipts to Preckwinkle is a great idea. Just like the plastic bag tax; this too will fail, and unfortunately put a lot of people out of work. Baby "G"

7/23/2017 08:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know how much her ammo tax has brought in?

7/23/2017 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

residency rule unconstitutional, remove it on the next contract, you know the one that already expired (don't expect rahm to make any quick moves in an election year) people have the right to choose a better life for their families. being forced to live anywhere is just simply unconstitutional. What the fuck kind of lawyers are at the fop.

7/23/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle needs to go.

7/23/2017 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democommunists are running out of money, so they are stepping up their raids on the Taxpayers Wallets in order to Continue to pay for their Communist Agenda. Go Trump, MAGA. Cut off Chicago's Federal Funding for not ending Sanctuary City.

7/23/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook county stuck it to Mariano, Whole foods and the box stores that came to Chicago. Now they are going to loose a bunch of money cause of everyone buying outside the county.

7/23/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What will the Democommunist Politicians think of next ? Whatever it is, it's guaranteed to cost us money. That's All they know.

7/23/2017 09:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazon that a crook county politician Richard Boykin, would leave the reservation and criticize the Prickwinkle soda tax.

I must have plans to run for higher office.

7/23/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Judge will remove some types from tax ..let tax stand ,effective either 7 days or Aug 1st,,No matter.. neighbors in 08, have already stockpiled months supplies of so called sugar beverages. Soda tax tea party
Toni the Stroger Taxwinkle will not get anywhere near $$200 Millions soda tax from working man in Crook County,IL LOL ..
Look how Philadelphia soda taxes have dropped 35 % under projections ,with many job losses in private sector

Most under reported story for Crooked Democrat , Crook County,Il again ... where are the hundreds of Millions of obamacare reimbursement money that went , going/to Stroger hospital ?????

7/23/2017 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll leave the light on for you.


Love, Indiana ❤️

7/23/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Watch and see. Preckwinkle talked to Evans who talked to the judge presiding over this case.
This case will go in the county's favor. Watch down the line as this judge will get a Presiding spot or a decent gig where ever his so desires.
This one is just too easy to figure out. Judge needs time to write his decision.

7/23/2017 12:19:00 AM


This judge will be banished to Daley Center basement to perform marriages , handle paper work like 2 other judges down there sent by evans

Just think right now a Cook county judge is getting paid $200,000 a year, sitting in Daley Center basement ,because judge got caught having sex in his judge's chamber ..LOL ..Not fired ??

7/23/2017 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait until this clown becomes mayor.

7/23/2017 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if the court decides that the tax is legal, it won't start, there will be another appeal. The problem is, if down the line it is found unconstitutional, there has to be a way to refund everyone the tax they paid unconstitutionally. Can't be done, so upon appeal the tax will be stayed once again.

7/23/2017 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doubt if the judge will rule against the county on this tax. All judges are given their jobs by the Crook County Democrat Machine. Unless this judge has other career choices he will please his political masters.

7/23/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...
I'm gonna throw a wrench in the works the first time I order a fountain drink that's poured by an employee:

I'm going to ask how much of the "sugar tax" they'll be deducting to compensate for the volume of ice in the beverage. I'm sure that 20 ounce Pepsi will be closer to 14 or 15 ounces poured over ice, right?

That, or I'll demand a cup of ice on the side and pitch a bitch, yelling "dis shit right here be rayciss!!" when they say that's extra.

Fuck PrickWrinkle and Crook County and this latest manufactured crisis.

7/23/2017 02:26:00 AM

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Please don't do it while in uniform.

7/23/2017 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already shop in Dupage county (a 12 Minute drive from my house) and in Indiana (ammo, gas, etc; etc) during my every other week trip there to see family. Been doing it for years. I encourage everyone else to do the same to punish Bullwinkle.

7/23/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 870,000 out of the county's 5.2 million people are recipients of LINK cards and are exempt, yet the people receiving LINK cards are most likely to have the worse diet in general.

This is so transparently enough revenue that it's hard to believe the media continues to report it as a "health" issue. But these are the same media whores that spouted the red light camera's as a "safety" issue too.

Can't wait to put this shithole of a city, county and state in my rear view mirror...

7/23/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only person in this whole mess who has any sense is Comm Boykin. He my new hero willing to speak on behalf of taxpayers and take on that (i cant say the word but you know what i mean) Taxwinkle

7/23/2017 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but I agree with that rant in another thread where the copper was ranting about health I watched that video and went for stress test doctor got me in next Day I failed they gave an echocardiogram showed blockage got a stent stayed overnight now will watch diet thanks to that copper for making me think want to be above ground for my family! Just want to say thank you to him/her!!

7/23/2017 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya know there is a point being made about how the "poor" aren't going to have to pay this tax. Well, that is the same thing as all fuel tax, the poor don't pay that one either, they get public transportation handouts and exemptions too. They sure won't be paying that gas tax MadAgain slipped in there.

It is time to stop redistributing wealth like this. It is Communism on its face and in practice. It is not just destroying Chicago, or cook County. It is destroying America.
Democrats love their progressive tax code, at all levels of government. All of this, the soda tax too, will continue until we destroy Progessive Code MODEL itself.

As the Founders KNEW - taxation has to be UNIFORM (as in everyone must have skin in the game) or it will act as a corruptive force that is then used by corrupt politicians holding that authority to divide people. It is an infection, a virus, and it really is killing this nation, this progressive taxation.

We must kill it, everywhere it is found. Either everybody pays or nobody pays. That is the line for necessary and proper taxation. America will only be Great Again when we do that right there. Equality in the eyes of the LAW, yeah that, it actually matters.

7/23/2017 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the US congress wasn't so crooked, junk food would not be covered under SNAP.
Thanks to huge junk food companies like Pepsico and their generous campaign contributions it is. How is it no "journolists" ever question this practice.

7/23/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of us that live in the west end of 008 keep in mind Bolingbrook is only about 25min away on decent traffic days. There's a Costco, Wal-Mart, binnys, Meijer and plenty of gas stations all within a mile or two of each other. Its also NOT in this screwed up crook of a county. Looks like ALL of my shopping will be done there.

7/23/2017 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The wicked battle ax Brunhilda PrickWinkle will not back down or budge so far.
Let's see how the money laden industry lobby fairs.
If overruled again, this tax will go back into the "for later when a new judge is appointed" drawer.

What's so bad about shrinking big Goverment, especially when the County continues to hire incompetent people they really don't need.
Voters should remember PorkWrinkle and her band of Commissioners for this one absolutely silly, unfair, share-the-wealth tax come 2019 election. If Porkwinkle can't find upper management to shed then she is not doing her part.

As for the whole Illinois LINK-EBT corruption and fraud, reduce the payouts, go back to actual paper food stamps and audit the corner stores.

7/23/2017 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another democrat pushing more people out of Shitcago and Crookcounty!!!
So glad I left there bout 10 years ago for warm Florida beaches and none of there foolish taxes that the Dumbocrats try to force down everyone's throat!!!!

7/23/2017 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year we had 74 in July, now only 55 with 8 days to go. Better step it up fellas, BLM.

7/23/2017 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

226 am brings up an interesting point that I have not heard anyone address yet. Some places fill half your cup with ice sometimes more. Cook country gonna be getting over on the taxpayers thanks to Fountain pop places.

7/23/2017 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna throw a wrench in the works the first time I order a fountain drink that's poured by an employee:

I'm going to ask how much of the "sugar tax" they'll be deducting to compensate for the volume of ice in the beverage. I'm sure that 20 ounce Pepsi will be closer to 14 or 15 ounces poured over ice, right?
I have a friend who owns a fast food joint. It's already figured out. His 22oz. cups are being taxed as 13oz. They've already figured the ice in. He's not at all happy about the $45.00 tax he's going to have to pay on the 5 gallon box of syrup!

7/23/2017 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 more years and it's north through the cheddar curtain. taxes are high up there, i know.real estate taxes about the same of what i'm paying now, i've been looking.yeah they'll tax my pension. but i'll have a house in the country, on a nice lot, and no shit heads to deal with socially and politically.
Adios to rahm and his sanctuary city.
Go Pack Go! Ouch.

7/23/2017 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous james leonard said...

Preckwinkle sent a list of people to Sheriff Dart with their name and title who were to be laid off. She is furious at Teamsters and wants them laid off, regardless of seniority. Preckwinkle, when running for County Board President wanted to eliminate the Forest Preserve District Police. Once she got elected and realized SHE is in charge of Forest Preserve Police she decided to keep it and expand it. Dart recently wanted to eliminate the Forest Preserve Police and have the sheriff patrol, but was told by Preckie that the Forest Preserve police are a necessity. The only thing Prreckie got right was that Dart has expanded his Shakman exempt positions. He has hired so many lawyers who do not know what they are doing. If you are going to cut, start from the top and go down!!!!!!!!

7/23/2017 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni ran on repealing the Stroger tax of 1.4% and got elected. Within two years the tax was re-introduced. Increased fees and taxes followed. Where is the responsible budget Toni promised? I thought she saved $$$ by closing parts of the jail.

7/23/2017 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had a friend who left his job for the corrections Job. On his first day of training they told the hold class that they were all terminated as a result of the soda tax not passing. So now he's unemployed.

7/23/2017 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Phil the Thrill said...

This tax is Going to solve all of society's problems, including autism, cancer, addictive behavior and as bonus, it is going to stop bullets mid flight so that hey don't penetrate anyone. Why is anyone against this? Oh yeah, it's more liberal bullshit like urban renewal and Aid to families with dependent children. Didn't work in the 1960s- think it will work 50 years later ?

7/23/2017 06:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinkle is so hot. What a babe. Yeeeesh!

7/23/2017 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shop in Indiana I have for the last 20 years

7/23/2017 10:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will vote with my money. When I retire I'm voting with my feet.

7/24/2017 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment may get buried. But please do not. This is by design folks, pitting EBT users against everyone else. Here is my thought on it and most of you having a real job would not know this. When you walk into Walmart or Sam's Club, they offer healthy and fresh pre-packaged meals. Rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, veggies, etc. You cannot purchase those on a EBT card for whatever reason. But you get candy, soda, junk food. That crap. The anger should be frustrated at the policy makers, not someone who is only getting 5 bucks a day for food. And also remember the billion dollar movies that each Disney movie is making this summer? Well they outsourced their entire IT department. Dell, Microsoft, Best Buy, IBM. We have created a middle class in the Philippines and India. Any movement on those jobs? Negative.

7/24/2017 03:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax will pass eventually. This way precky wins twice. She'll get her tax AND have her layoffs. Then the afscme people that got laid off will be told it's in their contact that they can't be called back for 2 years and we'll see certain others slide right in there because the remaining workers will start bitching that they're working out of title. Circle jerk.

7/24/2017 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The anger should be frustrated at the policy makers, not someone who is only getting 5 bucks a day for food.

Actually, the anger should be focused at the dumbasses who can't see that those do nothings shouldn't be "getting 5 bucks a day" in the FIRST PLACE, ya know, because they didn't EARN it. You see, hunger is a powerful motivator, to like get a JOB to earn more than 5 bucks a day, heck even that 5 bucks. There is no reason to argue over the AMOUNT or what it can be used for when the premise itself is false and the truth is that government in this country does not exist to take from one to give to another. THat is COMMUNISM you jackwagon 3:19!

"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs."
That ain't a self evident truth Declared, that comes from a different body of work - Karl Marx !@

You are right about one thing though, it is produced to pit Americans against each other - and those pimping the false premise are the useful idiots who make it go. Note please, that is YOU doing that, so STOP IT.

7/24/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is funny that those 7 cent bag taxes don't have to be paid by EBT users either. So why should they pay a soda tax? It's supposedly for health???

7/24/2017 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No no not yet. Wait a minute I have to give someone the money

7/24/2017 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...
I'm gonna throw a wrench in the works the first time I order a fountain drink that's poured by an employee:

I'm going to ask how much of the "sugar tax" they'll be deducting to compensate for the volume of ice in the beverage. I'm sure that 20 ounce Pepsi will be closer to 14 or 15 ounces poured over ice, right?

That, or I'll demand a cup of ice on the side and pitch a bitch, yelling "dis shit right here be rayciss!!" when they say that's extra.

Fuck PrickWrinkle and Crook County and this latest manufactured crisis.

7/23/2017 02:26:00 AM

I hope I'm not in line behind you when you start your theatrics and drama. What do you think you'll accomplish bitching at some kid behind the counter?

Call your representative who is a Commissioner on the Cook County Board. Call your elected officials. Leave the counter help, who are probably making minimum wage, alone.

7/24/2017 11:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pop Isle is a huge profit maker for Grocers,The Stores close to bordering County's will loose Millions.

7/25/2017 09:53:00 AM  

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