Saturday, July 01, 2017

Soda Tax Delayed

  • A Cook County judge on Friday put a temporary halt on the county’s sweetened beverage tax.

    The tax – an additional penny-per-ounce on sweetened beverages – was to have gone into effect on Saturday.

    The Illinois Retail Merchants Association filed a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of Cook County retailers on Tuesday. Judge Daniel Kubasiak granted the restraining order.

    The matter is back up in court on July 12.
This might be a tax to far. People don't like to be nanny-stated.

At least, thinking people don't like it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Toni,I live in a free Country,I have the Freedom to Shop And Travel, You Pathetic Communist..

7/01/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It led to job layoffs in Philadelphia from Pepsi, and also some entrepreneurs across the county line made out very well with soda tax. My office already started to collect the soda tax, and I bet a fair number of businesses will do the same. When you buy your fireworks in Indiana, stock up on smokes and soda.

7/01/2017 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a speedy start like this?

The new tax revenues will not come rolling in and we will be lucky if this fiasco breaks even this year. .

7/01/2017 01:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't believe a Democrat Crook County judge bucked the party and sided with us taxpayers. Perhaps Toni Prickwankle should start cutting back on county employees and worthless rathole programs that just buy votes. Liberal Democrats are Job Killers. If this tax does get approved the county and state will lose $Millions and thousands of jobs.

7/01/2017 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take that taxwinkle

7/01/2017 02:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for a Cook County(Boston)tea party. Time to vote out all those assholes who voted for that tax increase.

7/01/2017 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxes? Democrats need money, voting day should be switch to tax day... maybe these asswhores who vote democRAT might vote with more more IQ in the head or ass than with what compares with the amount of change in their empty pocket. It sad they might have more in their pocket than in their head

7/01/2017 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When one entire isle in your retail store falls under this preposterous tax and your customer base threatens to go across county lines to shop, you better believe someone is going to get bitch slapped. I'm surprised they haven't tried to tar and feather Prickwrinkle yet.

7/01/2017 03:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh no the county is going to have to lay off people!! Welcome to the real world.

7/01/2017 04:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Temporary reprieve, the hacks on the appellate court will overule the judge's decision. It just gives me more time to load up on pop on sale this weekend for the 4th to last me through the fall.

7/01/2017 04:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't gonna pay that stupid tax anyhow, proclaimed Mama Snap...

7/01/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't understand, I'm the President of this County......

7/01/2017 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Soda Tax reminds me of the Great Boston Molasses
Flood, Jan. 15, 1919. I think the whole thing is gonna
backfire big time.

7/01/2017 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I think it will ultimately be approved. The issue is that similar products aren't subject to it like sweetened coffees to go. They will add the tax to those too and you will either pay it or buy outside of Cook.

I stocked up at the Village Crossing Jewel in Skokie yesterday so that I wouldn't have to pay 7 cents for a fuckin' bag for the other items I purchased.

After the tax passes, I'll just buy soda in Lake County every 60 days or so at Costco. Used to go to the Niles Costco.......

I don't take pride in this, and never did any of this kind of shit until they declared war on my benefits.

Fund my pension, restore the old retirees health insurance, and stop funding bullshit...especially illegal alien defenses.

7/01/2017 06:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Peoples and the Folks don't gotta pay it. Classic example of working people getting the shaft. There already was an extra county tax on soda (pop) by the way in Crook County. This is gonna play out just like Detroit...

7/01/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There seems to be hundreds if not thousands of well connected people placed in high 5 figure low 6 figure City and County jobs. If they lose one, they move them to another. It is a crying shame that this once great City, County and State have been run into the ground. Oh well, I was smart and got out of Dodge.

7/01/2017 06:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually aisle in the retail store, but point well taken. Crook County is going to be an Isle. As in Island of broke as a joke.

7/01/2017 06:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI,there is a Wal-Mart next to Cabelas south of 80-94 on Indianapolis Blvd...I get gas at the Pilot south of there too.

7/01/2017 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have people in Cook, County reached their limits on how much the democrats can spend of their money? Is there a rebellion brewing in Cook, County?
Is it beginning to make sense why democrats want to keep guns out of your hands while their hands are in your pockets? No, not yet? Keep voting democrat, by the time it makes sense (to some) it will be too late.

J.J.

7/01/2017 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, this tax is "not" charged to those who use a LINK card for their purchase.

7/01/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it keeps going like it is, democrats, criminals and illegal aliens will have to start paying taxes! (Now that's funny! It's a sanctuary city.)

J.J.

7/01/2017 08:10:00 AM  
Blogger DPR said...

First they came for the smokers, I did not speak out because I was not a smoker.

Then they came for the "sugary" drinks drinkers, and I didn't speak out because I didn't drink "sugary" drinks.

Then they came for me, but I was already gone because this place had already gone to shit.

7/01/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a whack job this broad is.

Imagine a Crook County Politician so concerned about our health, unless your on food stamps and weight 400 lb.

7/01/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has any of the media hacks ever look at Cook County Hospital and how much it costs the county, er, tax payers?
How many illegals get 'free" service? I'm sure they aren't obummr care card holders. I hear the costs are outrageous for the average worker. How much does the taxpayer pay on all those shooting clients that roll into the ER daily ?

Chicago journalists are too afraid to delve into this, against the sanctuary agenda held firm by Rahmmy and taxwinkle.
Just axin

7/01/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, a Dem Judge putting a halt to the soda tax. This could be the sign, a revolt about taxation finally. I don't buy a lot of items in Cook anymore and have not bought a gun or any ammo. Order a lot of things on line, and the ammo I have it delivered outside of Cook to a friends home. Fuck the Dem's and there bullshit...........

7/01/2017 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's bring back camping to the Cook County forest preserves? That wasn't a cost efficient plan tony.

7/01/2017 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally a judge who realized that soda drinkers VOTE, and let him jeep his job, not Ms. TONI.

7/01/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE Preckwenkle OUT and anyone that agrees with here

7/01/2017 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I have a solution to the problem.

Make the tax voluntary. Since liberals think its such a great idea let them put their money where their mouth is.

Works like this.

When you check out the cashier, at the end, will ask "Would you like to add 1 cent per ounce of every drink you bought? Most large stores already show your items on the receipt in categories anyways. Simple to program the register to add it.

This way the hard working taxpayer, who never caused the budget problems in the first place, can say no. The liberal, whose social programs and bad voting decisions are usually the reason for high budgets can say yes. (Though liberals hate using their own money to pay for things) Even the LINK card people who are exempt can volunteer to pay out of their own pocket.

(And yes I know there are pension problems, these were not caused by the hard working taxpayer or the great majority of the pensioners themselves. Scammers like ex-Mayor Daley excluded. These were cause by politicians playing games with the pension money and payments for their personal gain - See bad voting decisions above.)

I think its a win-win situation. It will be interesting to see if the liberals actually pay.



7/01/2017 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get back to me when the soda tax is gone for good.

7/01/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Cook County Judge lost his democrat sponsors ... costs Crook county ,IL millions of Dineros ..LOL

Stores were swept clean in Bridgeview ,Bedford Park,Oak Lawn . 2 liters ... Gatorade and on , were nearly cleaned out..just like stores in Venezuela

Taxwrinkle and Big Tax Government Crook County Commissioners lucky if they $ 50 Million from nonsense sugar tax

7/01/2017 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An interesting fact has come out of this, while explaining the details the fact that people in the SNAP program (food stamps) would be exempt. Want to know how many are collecting food stamps in Cook County?

Try EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND!

875,000 welfare moochers in Cook county alone!

5,190,000 people living in Cook county meaning almost 20% are collecting food stamps.

Is is any wonder they never have enough money?

7/01/2017 09:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DuPage County just 25 minutes from Garcia Ridge .. what ya thinking corrupt Dimms?

Shoppers can buy cigs cheaper ,Gas cheaper, lower sales tax, NO RTA tax.. cleaner stores, more friendly staff .. no panhandlers, no ripoff Crook County,IL Liquor taxes

7/01/2017 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only people who care about this tax are the working class, because EBT / Link Card holders don't have to pay the tax. (And they don't get charged 7 cents a bag either)

Do you think taxwinkle or rhamacide care about the working class? Their voting block is the entitlement crowd and that's who democrats pander to - democrats don't give a f**k about us schmucks who actually pay taxes.

7/01/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the tax is enacted and when Cook County pop sales drop and the great revenue gain isn't realized, our dear leaders will say that it is good because people are being healthier and that is what they hoped for in first place. Their media lackeys wont examine the spike in sales in neighboring counties. Examining the real consequences of the nanny state doesn't promote the Democrat agenda so will not be approved by Toni. Chicago media isn't allowed to print anything that isn't pre-approved by Rahm or Toni. That would be too much like journalism which isn't allowed in Cook County.

7/01/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those with link cards can make a killing selling soda on the side. sorta like selling
loosies.

7/01/2017 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plaintiffs were a couple of small independent grocery chains on the Will-Cook border with stores in both counties (Berkots, Walt's). Hugely popular in the Tinley-Orland area (as well as Frankfort-Mokea in Will Co.). Love seeing the little guy sticking it to the (tax)"man"!

7/01/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least, people who pay the tax don't like it.

7/01/2017 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The sad things is that these tax and spend folks will continue to deny reality of economics even if it is truly evident (local taxes cut consumption BS - no just redirect tax revenue and create stupid black market for things that should not be on the black market to begin with, increasing minimal wage leads to prosperity - no , leads to unemployment), etc.

Same thing with ammo tax, it did the Cabelas in at Hoffman Estates as there was now no reason to come in. Even with Cabela's eating the tax increase, something about subsidizing the "gun violence research" smelled bad enough for people to actively avoid giving them money.

7/01/2017 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stock up in Indiana for my smokes, booze, and gas. One trip saves me over $100 in taxes alone.

The less I give to this county, state, and city the better I feel.

Of course, I always flip off the Welcome to Illinois sign on my way back.

7/01/2017 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sales tax and County RE taxes aren't enough to keep Cook Co afloat.
Then it's time to trim gov'mint staff.
Idiot race-baiter PrickCanker will utilize her oversatffed patronage legal staff and the KinFxxx side job law office to challenge the suit, no matter what it cost the County.
Since the tax won't effect the EBT entitlement population, then its just another Share the Wealth Tax.
I think ultimately different politically favored appointed judge will allow the tax if it's reduced and gradually increased.
After all it's for the Kids.
PrickCanker already raised the County RE tax which includes its Health Programs tied to sugar drank tax.
So rather than Cut Spending the PrickCanker County Board creates and Passes a new tax.

It's time to find Republican candidates for Cook County Commissioners and get Democrats out of our pockets

7/01/2017 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

soda tax delayed , good news
cook county politicians are in office = BAD NEWS

7/01/2017 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr/Ms Toni is a commie, in everyway. She was a card carrying one in 70'.

7/01/2017 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Happy Anniversary 85-4!

Retired

7/01/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a penny an ounce for the soda and 7 cent a bag to carry it in. something's wrong with that.

7/01/2017 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what someone should do is really look at the job titles and compensation of county jobs. They are paid about 35% higher then their private sector counterparts and it seems many do not work in their job titles, so who knows what they do. Employment costs are the single bigest part of the county budget. Nurses at county hospital are well over 6 figures. Patronage is alive and well at the county. Hire your two daughters as " managers" and pay then 100,000 per year ( court system) as well as assessors office.

7/01/2017 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please vote out all the nit wit commissioners who passed this tax

7/01/2017 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny how these asshole politicians never think of tightening their own belts and being fiscally responsible. Hey Toni, Rahm and the rest of you clowns; take note. Keep taxing people and things gonna get ugly. You can only beat a dog a few times before it starts to bite back.

7/01/2017 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous BIG Spender said...

Am I mistaken or does this "Sugary tax" apply to all Diet (sugar-free) soda as well??

If it does, why don't they just call it what it is - a beverage tax?

Shop in Cook County??? No thanks!

7/01/2017 05:55:00 PM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

The breaking point has arrived.

7/01/2017 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
There seems to be hundreds if not thousands of well connected people placed in high 5 figure low 6 figure City and County jobs. If they lose one, they move them to another. It is a crying shame that this once great City, County and State have been run into the ground. Oh well, I was smart and got out of Dodge.

7/01/2017 06:51:00 AM

Exactly, the useless "managers" who keep popping up and multiplying in ever government unit. Along with the high salaries come their pensions. I've seen a lot of these jokers go to work later for the "private" contractors who are getting clouted contracts.

I'm sick of all the taxation to pay for the political class and all of their cronies. Then there are all the illegals and their bullshit to pay for. Add to the mix all the medical bills for shooting "victims." Don't mind paying for the innocent ones, but the bangers that didn't duck, to hell with them.

7/01/2017 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxing Toni and Rahmmie the Commie. Hitting our pockets at the grocery store. I already have my out of county stores lined up. I have enough to last until August.

7/01/2017 06:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even California has met a tax too far! It seems that a Brick Wall has been reached. In Chicago it is sugar, in Cali it is gasoline.

This is why I say the best way o beat the democrats is to give them every wet dream they keep demanding. Heck, look what happened when we gave em Obama for a while! Pissed off the whole nation!

7/01/2017 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
VOTE Preckwenkle OUT and anyone that agrees with here

7/01/2017 09:01:00 AM

Simpler, Vote them ALL OUT!

No More Democrats.

7/01/2017 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the poor folks of Chicago? The Dems have closed your neighborhood schools, they've taken away your chance to buy million dollar lottery tix, they've shot your kids and grandmas ; and now they're gonna tax your soda! Ain't ya glad you're a democrat?

7/01/2017 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope you retailers and restaurants fight that bitch and stay strong guys.

It will hurt you the most in your sales.

7/01/2017 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberal Democrats are JOB KILLERS!

7/01/2017 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woodmans in Wisconsin. Low prices, better selection and no tax on food in Wisconsin. Gas there is also cheaper. Go there.

7/02/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder what would happen if she put a massive tax on coffee with tax stamps affixed.

7/02/2017 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a 'soda tax'.
It's a BEVERAGE tax.
There's lots more on that list than just soda and it includes drinks made from syrup bases.
Wait til you see what your drive-thru beverages will cost, if it comes to pass.

7/02/2017 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Voting for the tax were Luis Arroyo Jr., D-Chicago; Jerry "Iceman" Butler, D-Chicago; John Daley, D-Chicago; Garcia; Edward Moody, D-Chicago Ridge; Stanley Moore, D-Chicago; Sims; and Larry Suffredin, D-Chicago.

Voting against the tax were Richard Boykin, D-Oak Park; John Fritchey, D-Chicago; Bridget Gainer, D-Chicago; Gregg Goslin, R-Glenview; Sean Morrison, R-Palos Park; Schneider; Peter Silvestri, R-Elmwood Park; and Jeffrey Tobolski, D-McCook.

John Daley (D-Daley) and Ed Moody (D-Madigan) just plain suck. Ed's got quite a few pensions due to his uselessness (and twin brother Fred's) as Mike Madigan's goons. Both wouldn't even be hired as ditch diggers except for their connections.

7/02/2017 04:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 eleven at OakPark&63rd has been charging the tax for some time now, more than a month or so. It reads SD TAX on the receipt.. But,just seen on WGN some stores have done the same this weekend. Anyone notice the same?

7/02/2017 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I'm thinking 2018 should be a banner year to sell my house in Edgebrook. If the Politicians and hood rats do their part and keep ruining the decent parts of the city that are more affordable then I should be able to get a good price for my unremarkable house.

But... you can let your kids play in the street and in the park and not see one hoodlum. I'm thinking TN.or AR., in a place called "America".

7/02/2017 07:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
7 eleven at OakPark&63rd has been charging the tax for some time now, more than a month or so. It reads SD TAX on the receipt.. But,just seen on WGN some stores have done the same this weekend. Anyone notice the same?
7/02/2017 06:16:00 PM

Dunkin, on Archer and Rutherford was, too.

7/03/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Time for a Cook County(Boston)tea party. Time to vote out all those assholes who voted for that tax increase."

We can call it the Chicago Pop Party. Everyone meet by Trump tower and pour all the sodas in to the river!

7/05/2017 03:31:00 PM  

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