Thursday, August 10, 2017

17 v 50?

We pointed out the Cook County Commissioner voting record on the sweetened beverage tax. It was tied 8-to-8 before Prickwrinkle broke the tie with Steele out for illness.

Seventeen commissioners for a county with a population hovering around 5.2 million.

So how come Chicago, with a population of 2.7 million, has 50 aldercreatures?

Just some food for thought about how everyone living under this onerous system is getting screwed every single day by so many crooked government entities. It makes us wonder how tarring and feathering ever went out of style.

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34 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently demographic communities in Chicago need greater individual representation than the county. Go figure.

Asking aldercreatures to reduce their numbers is like asking Congress to pass a law mandating term limits for members of Congress. Ain't never going to happen.

In the great words of Alderman Mathias "Paddy" Bauler, "Chicago ain't ready for reform."

8/10/2017 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will see 5,000 Police before you see 48 Aldercreatures.

Political Priorities for Politicians.

8/10/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

City dwellers are lucky they have so many folks to represent them. Each alderman can be much closer to his constituents.

8/10/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ali Rahma needs his Fifty Alderthieves to confuse and distract the citizens of Chicago.
There are so many that no one can keep track of the crimes and criminals.
The Chicago News Media certainly doesn't.

8/10/2017 02:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Feudal system. Gotta go through your local
official to get to City Hall. Left over from the
I just got off the boat days. Ethnic enclaves,
that sort of stuff.

8/10/2017 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's for the children. Theirs.

8/10/2017 06:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This isn't limited to Chicago. Everyone talks about residency. Be careful what you wish for. Just retired and moved out. I get my first tax bill. Not only do I pay a tax to the town I live in, I get to pay a tax to the township I live in. I get to pay a tax to the county for a bunch of crap I'll never use like community college. I get billed quarterly for water, garbage, and sewer. If I don't pay someone to cut my lawn, I get to pay extra for yard waste.

I love where I live, but the political thieves are out here too and they're taking twice as much as they took from me in the city.

8/10/2017 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Don't Tread on Me said...


So 17 people initiated a Tax on 2.5 Million People...(Taxation without Representation)

And in Chicago, 50 Alderman do the same thing...

Torches and Pitchforks yet anyone...? We CAN change all this.

8/10/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

You could see that many years ago, but with today's technology, they are unnecessary.

8/10/2017 07:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Coke To Coors: Philly Soda Tax Leading To Alcoholism As Beer Now Cheaper Than Soda

Purchases of beer are also now less expensive than nonalcoholic beverages subject to the tax in the city. Empirical evidence from a 2012 journal article suggests that soda taxes can push consumers to alcohol, meaning it is likely the case that consumers are switching to alcoholic beverages as a result of the tax."

8/10/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad thing is... it will never change. The lib democrats are locked in for life in Chicago. The dems have done a wonderful job of painting the republicans as pure evil. Plus, a compliant media and dumbass voters have ensured a death spiral for this place. The greatest Repub couldn't win an election against the worse dem here.

8/10/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We cant afford 50 crooks.

8/10/2017 09:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before the Chicago City Council was downsized (under a Republican mayoral administration), there were seventy aldermen from thirty-five wards -- two per ward. The new plan created fifty wards with one alderman each.

One of the biggest political reforms/crimes, occurred in the Thirties when aldermanic terms were increased from two to four years. The Council lost much of its accountability when the drones were relieved of the responsibility of facing the voters more often.

8/10/2017 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a retiree who Snow-Birds in Arizona, that state has ways for the VOTERS to determine who represents them - how many there can be -
whether or not to approve sales tax hikes - school bond money hikes - etc etc

Is there not a way to get a voting referendum on the ballot to reduce current types of governmental bodies here in Chicago and Cook County?

I have a Mayor, Cook County Board President, a state senator, a state representative, 50 alderthieves, 17 Cook County Commissioners, a US Senator, a US representative, a Governor.......with each having numerous staff at their disposal.....all who claim to represent MY VALUES....which they do not.....

Isn't it time to reduce our governmental representatives and all of their staffs to a bare minimum? The cost of EACH of these "representatives" is monumental.....running into the billions that this city and state don't have!

8/10/2017 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty soon they will need one more alderthieve for all those illegals Ballerina is inviting over.

8/10/2017 12:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC.....Steele couldn't vote because he was dead.

8/10/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

17 Part time County commissioners that is.
It's not a 9-5 job.
If AlderThief wards were reduced to 25, then they would have to work almost a full 6 hr. day at least 3 times a week.
Imagine what being accountable to the City would do to an Alderthief's primary business.
There's not enough hours in a day to shakedown business owners and conduct land deals as it is.

The city and county needs federal oversight. Or at least a thorough audit.
Funny how much FBI time and effort is being spent on a made up election collusion conspiracy theories and nothing is being done with all the past and present oblivious Democrat malfeasance.

8/10/2017 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every citizen should be required to read about the tax collectors that were tarred and feathered in the years prior to 1776. Maybe we could bring it back and straighten out these scumbag politicians.

8/10/2017 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on SCC! These corrupt assholes are a blight on our everyday existence. My aldercreature comes from a long line of jailed crooks and has continued the corruption tradition but the sheeple continue to vote for these criminals. Retired and I still can't get out of this cesspool.

8/10/2017 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

taxwinkle and the 8 thieves must be voted out next election

8/10/2017 03:42:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Anonymous said...

SCC.....Steele couldn't vote because he was dead.

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Amazing. And here we are Googling to find out that the soda tax was voted on in November of 2016 while Steele died in June of 2017. Would ypou like to backtrack on your comment now?

8/10/2017 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Steele was in the hospital

8/10/2017 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Coor's to coke min your own business

8/10/2017 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's funny I saw his ballot

8/10/2017 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you buy pop in Lake County tax is 1.75% and thats on all food items and no Alcohol tax

8/10/2017 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never consider cutting salaries, only threatening layoffs of so-called essential services workers.........workers.....what a fucking oxymoron that is......

8/10/2017 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steele did not vote because he was in the hospital, hence the 8-8 tie broken by Taxin' Toni.

8/10/2017 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
This isn't limited to Chicago. Everyone talks about residency. Be careful what you wish for. Just retired and moved out. I get my first tax bill. Not only do I pay a tax to the town I live in, I get to pay a tax to the township I live in. I get to pay a tax to the county for a bunch of crap I'll never use like community college. I get billed quarterly for water, garbage, and sewer. If I don't pay someone to cut my lawn, I get to pay extra for yard waste.

I love where I live, but the political thieves are out here too and they're taking twice as much as they took from me in the city.

8/10/2017 07:03:00 AM

The taxes are higher in the suburbs. How do you think they pay for the good schools etc? if you want to move there, fine, but the taxes are higher.

8/10/2017 08:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To SCC

>>Anonymous said...

SCC.....Steele couldn't vote because he was dead.

=======

Amazing. And here we are Googling to find out that the soda tax was voted on in November of 2016 while Steele died in June of 2017. Would ypou like to backtrack on your comment now?

8/10/2017 04:10:00 PM

Well SCC.....

Copied from the Sun-Times website:

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.

Absent was Commissioner Robert Steele, D-Chicago, a Preckwinkle ally who passed away earlier in the week.

So that was the way it was written and that is why it was posted.

8/10/2017 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why are persons on the public dole allowed to use food stamps to purchase none food items? Sugary drinks are not a staple of life.

8/10/2017 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's next, an extra tax on candy?

8/10/2017 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOP,PBPA ,CFD. Every city workers union get petitions out to all city employees and retirees to get a referendum on the ballot to reduce number of alderman to 13 .Together we can .

8/10/2017 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Well SCC.....

Copied from the Sun-Times website:


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You're going to quote the Sun Times at us? Oooookay then. We'll one-up you.

What was the date on THAT particular article? Because the Tribune says he was alive, but ill, missing the vote.

8/11/2017 04:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is Steele mama still collecting that big , big pension for acting as president when John Stroger was ill
Soda pop tax but do not take away an unearned pension. Crook county

8/11/2017 03:45:00 PM  

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