Saturday, October 07, 2017

Soda Tax Done?

  • The controversial Cook County pop tax is poised to fall flat.

    After months of wrangling, a “bipartisan” deal has come together to end the penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks in advance of a vote on the matter that is still scheduled for next week.

    The veto-proof deal delivers a major setback to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who on Thursday said the revenue from the tax was needed to avoid major cuts to the public health and safety sectors.

    Two more commissioners, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, D-Chicago, Preckwinkle’s floor leader, and Stanley Moore, D-Chicago, who were once in favor of the tax, acknowledged on Friday they have since changed their stance.

    Another commissioner, Dennis Deer, D-Chicago, who joined the board after the tax was approved, also said he will vote against it. The move follows an announcement Thursday from Commissioner John Daley, D-Chicago, that he would no longer support the tax.
Sounds like Prickwrinkle might be a lame duck all of the sudden. Don't put it past her to play "slash and burn" with county government though - which, quite frankly, we don't see as a downside. Now is the time for serious discussions of reducing the size of the Cook County leviathan that is killing Illinois.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The world is coming to a end. Democrats are voting against a tax hike and bubblehead hasn’t stolen $$ in a while

10/07/2017 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell, sell, sell!!! Make money by selling off land owned by the county there Prickwrinkles. This, ladies and gentlemen, could be the beginning of the beast eating itself....

10/07/2017 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know I'm voting against Daley and Preckwinkle, I'm unfortunately in their District. They caused a lot of trouble with this BS. And to say we need to find another form of revenue more BS. Stop blowing money on BS.

I can't wait to leave Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.

10/07/2017 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too late. I have learned the way of the Lake County shopping trip.
And it is good.

Today, Cook lost the sales tax on my $150 grocery purchase.
(Rahm got nothing for the seven plastic bags my groceries were put into.)
It also lost when I bought $32 in gasoline.
Not to mention the $39 birthday celebration lunch with my friend.

Zero dollars spent today in Cook County. It was well worth the eighteen minute drive from the city.



10/07/2017 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear media outlets. Feel free to see how many directors are in the cook county sheriffs office now compared to 15 years ago. There were maybe 5-10 directors making 6 figures and now there are about 60-70. Anyone care to wonder why the county is broke?

10/07/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Blogger Ron H said...

From what I have heard that even though it is repealed the County is going to continue the Pop Tax till Dec 1st (or another 6 weeks) so that they can figure out what other Tax Base they can harvest once the Pop Tax is Gone...

So they are going to collect the tax for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

10/07/2017 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prickwinkle will be just that, a flaming schwanz.

Expect the cuts to hit Taxpaying Citizens, not the government drones.
Services will be cut, not the diversity and internal grievances mongering positions.

10/07/2017 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why stop there? There are many other taxes to eliminate and allow the peasants to live and breathe. Then take a axe to the bloat and fat of the budget. Eliminate redundant positions, remove people that make six figures but in charge of shit, tell Dart to go fuck himself and get rid of the policy team and a few hundred attorneys. Start there. Show some real leadership and this will inspire people. This is great news.

10/07/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope she’s enjoying the view because she’s in free fall mode right now.

10/07/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous The FBI hates America said...

The celery tax is next

10/07/2017 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many of you will go back to shopping in the shithole Crook County if the tax is repealed? Isn't it worth a few miles to shop in better environs?

10/07/2017 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If included in the tax, was the prohibition
of sugary beverage purchases by Link card holders,
then the concern to control juvenile obesity would’ve
been more believable, and would’ve probably help to
pass it

10/07/2017 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The veto-proof deal delivers a major setback to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who on Thursday said the revenue from the tax was needed to avoid major cuts to the public health and safety sectors."

Dumbass Preckwinkle--- first, you are divorced, so take back your maiden name... 2nd--- dumbass, stop spending money frivolously--- spend accordingly, not to an amount that you can swindle from the taxpayer... 3rd--- layoff of some of that swine fat you call employees, everyone knows CC employees don't work

10/07/2017 01:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NBC reported that the county board had projected the tax to bring in 18 million in revenue back in August. It only brought in 300,000 in revenue that month. Kudos to the people of cook county for refusing to pay the tax.

10/07/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are going to keep the tax going until 31DEC17, I will give all my purchasing power to Indiana until I retire. Are they kidding me, have they NOT heard what the voters want. Elected officials are tone deaf. I will be voting against all Democratic candidates.

10/07/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Communist state.

10/07/2017 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not that it matters but i do have a problem with the number of commissioners that have chicago after their names. chicago democrats would make the old soviet politburo proud. what a bunch of cheesy fucken skunks.

10/07/2017 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was Easy.
Xtra Large Coke and Fry

Although,
Something is amiss with this change


Is it to Consolidate?

Manpower?

The Second City

The Second County

Everyone wanted to be "THE BOSS"
Not in this Eviorment

Now Only have to deal with One Law Enforcement Agency

How many meetings in the last Year to meet with LVMPD?



CCMPD
Or
CMPD

Of course it also could be just a meet and greet.

10/07/2017 03:42:00 AM  
Blogger dumpdaley said...

This is just a ploy. The tax will be repealed. Bullwinkle will veto it. Some lawyer will say it will take 75% to overide a veto. The tax will stay. Then waterhead Daley will say he voted against the tax. The sheeple will re-elect him.

10/07/2017 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know it. Too many white shirts in the sheriffs dept. Probably too many supervisors in any dept. Too many commissioners!

10/07/2017 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the playbook of slashing will continue over to Rahm. All City Departmnts that is.

10/07/2017 06:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too late: the cat is out of the bag.People who never bothered to venture outside of
Cook county to shop now know how much cheaper they can buy things.

10/07/2017 06:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too little too late. I just returned from a trip to the north woods complete with a major shopping trip on the way home. Screw Chicago, cook and Illinois.

10/07/2017 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's now obvious that the Daley/Emanuel crowd did this to her. Probably suggested it to her in the first place.

😂🤣😂🤣😂

Sowing discord in the "community" with its own leadership to clear the way for Rahm in 2019.

Whatever you think of Emanuel, you need him to win if you want to be able to sell your home for a reasonable price and get the fuck out of here in the near future.

10/07/2017 06:57:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

The incompetence of Senior "Chuey" is in full view with this flip-flop. He should NOT be considering a run against "Da Lil Guy", so the question is : Who will run against Rahm? I am beginning to believe that anyone considering a run against Rahm is waiting for the outcome of the McDonald Trial. Officer Van Dyke will be on trial, but so will Rahm for his concealment of the video. How much damage will Rahm sustain? Meanwhile, this "Revolt" by the County Board is a direct affront to Preckwinkle's Authoritarian Rule, and should serve as a model for the City Council. The magnitude of the voter's anger is reflected in how they are leaving Cook County and shopping outside of Chicago and Cook County. Even before the sugar tax people were shopping outside of Chicago for gasoline and to avoid the bag tax. The next election cycle, and the outcome of the Amazon deal will impact this area for decades to come. Remember, the Amazon deal could be to Rahm what failing to get Da Lympics was to Daley. Stay Safe. Baby "G"

10/07/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sugar = White Death
Could it be that John Daley was persuaded
to change his mind by a campaign contribution
from the industry? Makes you wonder.
The soda industry is on its back, at least in
America, and has resorted to selling bottled
water, which carries a higher profit margin.
Remember the Coke ads of the 60s & 70s?
It was always the cool person enjoying their
product. Now the cool person is pictured with
a bottle of designer water.
Reminds me of the pre-Castro Godfather scene
in which all the corrupt leaders held a meeting and
decided which capitalistic companies would have a
monopoly in Cuba. A solid gold telephone was passed
around the table, everyone aware that it was a bribe.
Our question is what did Daley receive to change his mind.

10/07/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but did you guys just see that we are going to be responsible for administering narcan to overdosing hypes now? Hello union. So now I have to be able to determine if someone is overdosing , what drug they're overdosing on, put hands on said miscreant, administer narcan , and then what , hope to god I don't get mrsa or one of the other airborne pathogens these ilk carry. Or maybe wait for the lawsuit if said hype does die from his long lost family that comes out of the woodwork? Union???

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

As the twerp murder mayor had said "It's for the children, not any of mine of course, they're healthy as horses and will run care free in the savage city marathon tomorrow..."

10/07/2017 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like several commissioners snapped to attention when the thought of losing a job hit them.

10/07/2017 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Wonderful. I will soon be able to buy the soda I use to make my famous white wine spritzer.

Coming to my party?

Noe, kees me you fool!!!!

10/07/2017 07:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm STILL shopping in Dupage....Fuck CO.County....

10/07/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the lemmings who passed that tax with no regard to the middle-class, over-taxed citizens now back-tracking JUST to save their jobs. Do they really think we are that dumb coming with all their lame excuses now? How can Daley say that after speaking with "his constituents" who probably blasted him for voting on the tax, that now he thinks it's not a good thing. Ya think they wanted him to vote yes for it in the first place? Start cutting back all the fat in cook county politics. Start there.

10/07/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Is this the same Toni Preckwinkle who ran against Todd Strogers 1% tax or penny per $1 tax?

10/07/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She'll just try and increase your property taxes.These democrats are addicted to taking your maney.

10/07/2017 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it's time to go after the high sales tax in cook county.

10/07/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our elected have forgotten history. Does taxwinkle and john daly remember the phrase " taxation without representation"? The soda tax was their tea party.

10/07/2017 08:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lemme guess, "all CROOK county forest preserves will be shut down cause of lack of funding"?

Oh no slash 10% of county government!

What ever will we do without 10%?

How about this?

Cut the bitch by 50g! I'm sure things will run just as Rocky.

10/07/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In light of Vegas, look for some type of gun, ammo, or concealed carry permit holder tax. Guns are evil, and kill people. If you want to own a gun, you are going to have to pay for it in Chicago, and Cook County!

10/07/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Tired Libertarian said...

Maybe... Just maybe Cook County voters have finally pulled their collective heads out of the sand and will start to demand some actual positive change. Or maybe they'll just be happy they got their sugar fixes and will keep putting the same mopes back in office.

10/07/2017 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

County board president and commissioners, con men and street hustlers. ♠️

10/07/2017 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to the constituents?
Doing the will of the people?
Say it ain't so.

10/07/2017 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, but too little, too late. This latest tax finally convinced us to start shopping outside of Cook County. I'll admit we should have started way earlier but we were lazy. Well, we are no longer lazy. ALL our shopping is now done anywhere BUT Cook. And all it took was that first receipt showing how much we can save by just driving a little bit longer.

Now, all I have to do is unload the house and leave this tax gouging, nanny state. Believe it or not, there are states out there where they have actually learned how to cut costs of government and not rely on taxing the populace into the poor house.

10/07/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Letting them end this tax is not the answer, not just yet.
Why so soon? Why all of a sudden?
Well that is obvious, they are seeing how many people are pissed off.
They want to end it now, so people FORGET by election time.
I say let them wallow in their filth - all through the HOLIDAYS!
Why?
Well, so everybody remembers!

10/07/2017 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O/T
So....where’s the Casino that was supposed to save us

10/07/2017 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thick skulled Democrats realized that THEY may be voted out of office. People should continue to shop outside cook county and vote R.

10/07/2017 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if they have to give Bloombergs money back....

10/07/2017 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gas $2.30 in Indiana $ 56.00 cigarettes carton Pop $4.99 24 pack I have been doing this for years I don't spend money in cook or Illinois

10/07/2017 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what’s next for Peckerwinkle? Back to flipping burgers?

10/07/2017 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, like a previous poster said, have learned to enjoy our escape from crook county and shitcago to purchase pop, groceries, and gas. a nice leisurely drive through the corn fields, small town USA, a good bar burger and a cold beer all about a 1/2 hour outside of this hell hole.i've even started picking up the real estate guides at the local store we go to. Yes, there is another world outside of the city/county limits, and i'm kinda' liking it.

10/07/2017 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/06/fbi-warns-of-more-violence-from-black-identity-extremists-groups/


The FBI Counterterrorism Division warned about the potential violence that could come from members of “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE), according to a document obtained by Foreign Policy.

The Aug. 3 document warns of the potential violence that members of the BIE movement could possibly perform against American law enforcement officers, Foreign Policy reported Friday.

“The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” the document read. Foreign Policy notes that the document was marked for official use.

10/07/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous ME said...

Just imagine if every citizen had to be the victim of a crime in this county...see the offender returned to the streets within hours of arrest, years of court continuance, and a watered down plea deal ,if any conviction at all.

10/07/2017 09:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only real benefit to the tax paying, non-takers in Cook County is the Forest Preserve District. Watch for her to cross over to their budget (really just run by the same bunch of crooks) and slash.

10/07/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amount of political hackery is immense. Time to trim the fat. if they are going to be a closed shop and invite only, at least hire people who can really do the job.

10/07/2017 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will drop this tax, cry poor, and use it as an excuse to raise property taxes again because we can't avoid that tax by shopping out of county.

10/07/2017 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no end to the number of taxes liberal democrats can come up with. If you keep talking about driving somewheres else, they'll pass a leaving/entering tax.


J.J.

10/07/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Hillary Clinton is a rapist said...

Off topic...please indulge me SCC. This is in response to an idiotic anonymous commenter on the Lollapalooza post. You bitched about a poster who dared to call the Vegas shooter a leftie. Then you moronically claimed that he was white and rich so he couldn't be a demoncrat. Are you fucking braindead? Most of the wealthiest people in America are white and donate and vote Demoncrat. 9 out of 10 of the top 500 Corporations are run by Liberals who hate America. How bout Bezos, Cook, Branson, Tesla guy, Soros,etc.etc. Furthermore, Paddock attended an Anti Trump rally wearing a pink pussy hat. He was likely working with ISIS. Just because CNN told you Paddock was a white Christian doesnt make it fucking so. And I'm sorry, politcs does matter when 58 people are killed because drones like you will bend over and believe what the FBI and media are telling you. You and people like you are the reason tragedies like this happen. Sheep like you are sad and dangerous. But hey, maybe you are just a media troll looking to stir the pot on the blog because you know your media empire is collapsing around you. I hope the latter is true, because I would be terrified if you were a cop.

10/07/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was watching TV news and the people that they were interviewing regarding this soda tax really have no business consuming any sugar nor should they be giving it to thier kids, there was 1 grandma on there who was companion that her grandkids drink alot of pop and that the tax was costing her money. Well what's wrong with drinking water with them Flaming hot Cheetos and chips.

10/07/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxwinkle is a very angry vindictive liberal. It would be great if the sheeple still vote out everyone who voted for the tax.

10/07/2017 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger MTS said...

Hey SCC off topic but next time a copper has what they think is a cellphone pointed in his face think again.

https://youtu.be/z8E8bJ88p8E

10/07/2017 10:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. Not until the vote is taken. This is Cook County

10/07/2017 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger dumpdaley said...
This is just a ploy. The tax will be repealed. Bullwinkle will veto it. Some lawyer will say it will take 75% to overide a veto. The tax will stay. Then waterhead Daley will say he voted against the tax. The sheeple will re-elect him.

10/07/2017 05:47:00 AM

Probably is a ploy. If there is a vote to repel the tax, and it passes, she will veto it, but no lawyer will be able to change the number of votes needed to override the veto. Either they have the votes needed for the override or they don’t. At this time it appears they do

10/07/2017 11:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retiress under FOP sponsored Aetna health insurance just got notified that the OBama Care tax starting in Jan 2018 is goining to cost 37.16 a month added to their 289.00. Its not the FOP or Aetna it is the democrates. The same goes for the BCBS members.
Any law enforcement people who vote for an incumbent are idiots.

10/07/2017 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook County has needed to trim the fat for a long, long time.

Hopefully the Sheeple don’t forget this huge debacle by Taxwinkle and she gets voted out next election.
She has pretty much committed political suicide by remaining so adamant about shoving this tax down voters throats.

10/07/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a red pop and flamin hots tax, instead of sticking just the middle class, no exemption for south and west side denizens.
Budget will be balanced within a year.

10/07/2017 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will believe it when I see it. Prickwankle will just raise propert taxes to come up with that tax revenue. The last thing she will do is layoff no show patronage workers.

10/07/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting how she only ever talks about cutting public safety or medical. Never the 4 guys leaning on the shovels in my alley, her 6 figured salaried "no show" nephew/driver or any of the paper pushers in the County side of the building.

Just the things that she thinks will rile up the most folks, epecially the "community".

I expect Daley to take over from her.

10/07/2017 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT - What the hell is going on in 002? Something about kissing Lt’s rings and riding camels? Please clarify.

10/07/2017 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crook county needs new blood in Chicago and suburban democratic run cities and towns , also need a real independent governor, this Rainer is controlled by his wife and rahm . Can we say PW

10/07/2017 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who voted for the soda tax should be bitch-slapped back to last year. Why, just now, do they decide to listen to the taxpayers? Did they just realize taxpayers are fed up with government meddling, corruption, greed, inefficiency and nepotism? Are they arrogant, ignorant, or both? Time to get out the guillotine.

10/07/2017 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny just yesterday I was at the store and a guy in front of me in line had some kind of bottle of juice he was buying. The lady rung it up and he said whoa! Why so high? The lady said b/c of the soda tax. The guy said I don't want it and walked right out. I was a little surprised and then the cashier lady told me that happens all day long.

10/07/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger dumpdaley said...
This is just a ploy. The tax will be repealed. Bullwinkle will veto it. Some lawyer will say it will take 75% to overide a veto. The tax will stay. Then waterhead Daley will say he voted against the tax. The sheeple will re-elect him.

10/07/2017 05:47:00 AM


No. State Law says all needed is 11 to override .. not changeable

Amazing ,,Crook County took in Only $ 300,000 in Month of August

Looks like Restaurants paid the bulk of soda taxes , Home Run Inn Coughed $4,400 for just The soda tax in August
Too bad the Beverly closed down, but they paid over 5 Grand for their soda tax in August

10/07/2017 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Prickwinkle will be just that, a flaming schwanz.

Expect the cuts to hit Taxpaying Citizens, not the government drones.
Services will be cut, not the diversity and internal grievances mongering positions.

10/07/2017 12:38:00 AM
Need to dump out the Spend, Tax , Waste Crook County Democrats

Shop in DuPage, Will, Lake Counties or Indiana !!!

10/07/2017 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new plan is to put $100 license fee on bicycles. Got to pay for all bike paths and lanes on streets that clog traffic. Not a bad idea kind of like a user fee. Also planning on a $75 ticket for no helmets. Got to replace the sugar revenue. Toni, is livid feels betrayed. Look out she is about to become very vindictive.

10/07/2017 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I still receive pleasure spending every dollar possible outside of Cook County, I'm glad that Preckwinckle lost this fight and Bloomberg can shove his commercials up his ass. Preckwinkle ---- "It's for the health" except she doesn't care about the poor black children on LINK who would benefit from drinking soda pop tax,because they were immune from it. So glad this tax blew up in front of you. Soda tax or not, I will still drive outside Cook county to buy majority of stuff, even if it costs me more in gasoline, its well worth it.

10/07/2017 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The white shirts jobs are safe. It's the workers that will be cut. If you don't have strong clout your job is hanging by a thread. Update your resume now.

10/07/2017 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They could cut 35% of county workers and you would not see any change in the level of service the county is delivering. Maybe time to repeal the raise she just gave her "workers".

10/07/2017 03:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what will all those mothers of those fat kids do now??? who else will they be able to blame?

10/07/2017 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heard those Bloomberg commercials made everyone ANGRIER!!!!! They did me.

10/07/2017 04:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe we wouldn't be in such a hole if Cook County didn't send me daily reminders via the U.S. Postal service of the many good reasons to support the Cook County soda tax.

10/07/2017 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too late Cook county. You will get as little of my hard earned dollar as possible. We have been shopping out of Cook county for over a year. We don't miss it at all. We look forward to our Sunday morning drive to shop. Unfortunately we are held captive here because of the jobs we have. It will happen... all the animals will eventually run the zoo. This county has put the burden on the backs of the hard working and law abiding families. Just wait until we are gone. Just wait until you don't have our tax dollars anymore.

10/07/2017 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly what services does Cook County provide for your average Chicago homeowner? They don't police my neighborhood. They don't pave my streets. They don't haul my garbage. They don't provide my water. They no longer house most criminals. They no longer approve charges and prosecute a lot of felons.

Just what exactly do they do?

10/07/2017 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) New York values vs rahms values:

http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/columbus-circle-statue-now-getting-247-guard-service/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-c-columbus-statue-defaced-20171007-story.html

10/07/2017 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the forest preserves. The lumber there
Is worth tall $. No one uses the forest
Anymore but a few pot heads growing
Weed there.
Fop can have their ghetto fest picnic
At the old steel mills.

10/07/2017 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:59AM......uh.......what?the?hell?are you talking about

10/07/2017 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep shopping outside the county. Lost tax dollars is the only thing the County politicians understand. Let's make a cut in the sales tax to 9% the goal. "Shop for 9"

10/07/2017 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni talks cuts in Public Health and Safety? How ‘bout cutting some administrators. And what about full time payrollers who put in part time hours? Oooh...Oooh......Toni! Why not change your last name Stroger.

10/07/2017 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The commissioners are just making a point to Michael Bloomberg to stay out of things that do not concern him!

10/07/2017 09:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) the polish people who at 1 time kept Brighton park nice will not let the illegals take over their country:

http://www.france24.com/en/20171007-polish-catholics-pray-borders-save-country



10/07/2017 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many millions did Toni spend to bring overnight camping back to the cook count forest preserves?

10/07/2017 09:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's now obvious that the Daley/Emanuel crowd did this to her. Probably suggested it to her in the first place.

😂🤣😂🤣😂

Sowing discord in the "community" with its own leadership to clear the way for Rahm in 2019.

Whatever you think of Emanuel, you need him to win if you want to be able to sell your home for a reasonable price and get the fuck out of here in the near future.


10/07/2017 06:57:00 AM

Thanks for chiming in rahm, your detail guys have always said that you read the blog and bitch about it.

10/07/2017 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the asshole bikers and their bike lanes. They've destroyed this city, make em pay just like motorists have to pay.

Real people consciously avoid formerly accessible neighborhoods in the city now, more $ being spent in burbs.

10/07/2017 09:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they changed their tune after their constituents got on their asses and demanded repeal or they would get booted out come next election,amazing what the true power of the people can manage to do when they really try,

10/07/2017 09:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, off-topic Narcan.
You are protected by the so-called
"Good Samaratian" law. In most of these
cases, friends call 911 and will report person
not breathing and will tell you what drug (they
THINK) he used. If it's straight heroin, you have
a reasonable chance of the Narcan working. If
heroin was mixed with fentanyl or U-47700, you
are fighting an uphill battle and he may need a
Narcan DRIP in the hospital to survive.
In any case, it's not your fault wheather the Narcan
works or not. That's all medical and toxicology
reports will bear it out.
As for the MRSA, you guys wear blue gloves anyway,
right? To be safe, buy yourself a size larger and double-
glove like hospital personnel do when making chemo.

10/07/2017 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody but Emmanuel!!!!!!

10/07/2017 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.K., O.K. I'll re-write my statement about
John Daley.
(Like Tiger Woods) he was found in a brand
new Cadillac at night parked under the L,
still breathing with the engine running and
his foot on the brake. Some people say the
Caddy still had the price sticker on the side
window, but that has not been confirmed by
CPD. Police did find several open containers
inside the vehicle.
Daley told police he was in diabetic shock and
needed some sugar, pronto!

10/07/2017 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell the forest preserves. The lumber there
Is worth tall $. No one uses the forest
Anymore but a few pot heads growing
Weed there.
Fop can have their ghetto fest picnic
At the old steel mills.

10/07/2017 07:18:00 PM



Spoken like the true insect thinker you are.

The "we need more revenue" mantra, as obviously bullshit-speak for "we are hogs and we're always hungry" parasitic scum grifters are always preaching, attempts to deny their very nature....which is greed, sloth and inbred chicanery.

My father once told me....son, if we taxpayers actually benefit at the rate of 25 cents for every dollar paid in taxes, that is a good year....".....that was decades ago and it still is true.

Chop the waste, corruption and vote buying, not the trees......

10/07/2017 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Put a fork in the sugar tax and also put a fork in Taxwinkle.

10/07/2017 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drove to Lake County to stock up on drinks....and you know what....since I was at Jewel shopped there for the week also. Spent over $140....taxes that went to Lake County. Fuck you Crook County!!

10/07/2017 11:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about those raises you gave your staff IMMEDIATELY after the tax was passed? I believe it was 6%. Maybe you should repeal that as well.
The media didn't seem to cover that.

10/07/2017 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See if you vote with your dollars it can make a difference. Now keep the pressure on the dumbocrats and fond some decent Republican candidates and vote the crooks out of office. 75+ years of democratic rule is enough.

10/07/2017 11:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have them on the run. They have realized their jobs are in real trouble. All you need is some viable candidates to run and defeat the crooks. Enough his enough. Put your dollars where your mouth is and take back the city.

10/07/2017 11:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Trump election proved that the citizens have had enough. Not is up to you to show the current crop of thieves that you will not stand for it any more. They are very vulnerable and scared right now. The sugar tax was a tax to far, they are on the run. Target the recent real estate tax raise and bag tax. Keep them off balance and afraid of coming at you. If not they will just find another revenue source that will cost you even more than the sugar tax. Next time it will be a tax you cannot avoid by changing buying and shopping habits. Keep them on defense, don't allow them to go on offense. The dollars you are saving are yours not theirs.

10/07/2017 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Laugh at the threat of service cuts. It won't have much effect the taxpaying citizens, your not getting many benefits from Theo service anyways. The gimmies are the ones that will feel any cuts the most.

10/07/2017 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations citizens, you have proved the power elite theta actions have unpleasant consequences. Your vocal opposition to the tax and change in shopping habits were heard loud and clear. Keep them off balance and afraid for their political lives.

10/07/2017 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloombeg and Toni should have taken that 5 mill he spent on commercials and bought gym memberships for all the obese pop drinkers or run health ads to quit drinking pop and eating till you can't walk. I got the sugar office can you take me to the er.

10/08/2017 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From what I have heard that even though it is repealed the County is going to continue the Pop Tax till Dec 1st (or another 6 weeks) so that they can figure out what other Tax Base they can harvest once the Pop Tax is Gone...

So they are going to collect the tax for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
10/07/2017 12:30:00 AM

Not from me, they won't. I'm much happier shopping outside the city.
There are more choices in the grocery stores and they're cleaner and the crews are nicer.
I make sure to buy gas while I'm outside the county, saving that tax gouge, too.
I won't be shopping in the city at all, not before 01 Dec and not after, either.
Toni and Rahm have shot themselves in the foot. I'm done.

10/08/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The world is coming to a end. Democrats are voting against a tax hike and bubblehead hasn’t stolen $$ in a while

10/07/2017 12:10:00 AM

Are you sure about Bubblehead?

10/08/2017 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax those bikers! Contrary to popular opinion,
they are not poor hobos. Some of those rigs
can run $3,500 to $4K. What the heck, tax
the spandex.

10/08/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous AYN RAND said...

Did the lights of the city just flicker?
Who is John Galt?

10/08/2017 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sell the forest preserves. The lumber there
Is worth tall $. No one uses the forest
Anymore but a few pot heads growing
Weed there.
Fop can have their ghetto fest picnic
At the old steel mills.

10/07/2017 07:18:00 PM

Shhhh..... They will rip down the trees and build high rise section 8 apartments in each forest preserve.... which will surround the entire county.

10/08/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for many more Tax Cuts in Crook County. Cut Spending, Cut Taxes. Work for a Living. Quit sponging off others when you can work legitimately. Enough with rewarding Lazy Deadbeats with free everything, paid for by the Taxpayers. Get rid of all dysfunctional, lying, crooked Politicians of both parties. Get rid of ALL Incumbents. They are all part of the problem. No more allowing them to lie and run ruff-shod over the Taxpayers by using our Tax Dollars as bribe money to buy votes. Dump All Incumbents. They collectively are the problem.

10/08/2017 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Service Cuts? What Service ? LOL.

10/08/2017 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for many more Tax Cuts in Crook County. Cut Spending, Cut Taxes. Work for a Living. Quit sponging off others when you can work legitimately. Enough with rewarding Lazy Deadbeats with free everything, paid for by the Taxpayers. Get rid of all dysfunctional, lying, crooked Politicians of both parties. Get rid of ALL Incumbents. They are all part of the problem. No more allowing them to lie and run ruff-shod over the Taxpayers by using our Tax Dollars as bribe money to buy votes. Dump All Incumbents. They collectively are the problem.

10/08/2017 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about a state law requiring city and county governments must have a balanced budget. Then maybe the state could follow suit.

10/08/2017 02:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Goudy have you followed and cook county official lately?

10/08/2017 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many commissioners does it take to run Chicago's department of aviation?

10/08/2017 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is, they get that the tax didn't work and that people weren't going to stand for it when they only raked in $300k. But what they didn't get was WHY people are upset. It's not because taxpayers just don't like taxes or that they're "greedy". It's because of the lengths to which taxpayers have been PUSHED to still be able to afford their TAXES, all while receiving almost NOTHING in return.

How many have had to cut back on simple stuff like Internet, cable, and phone service? Skimp on food purchases, let alone the occasional treat at a fancy restaurant? How about clothing and household items? A new(er) car to simply get around? Vacations? A movie or show? Simple freaking entertainment and diversions, in exchange for hard work and living responsibly.

But instead, the life of taxpayers has been negatively transformed by ALL the various and sundry taxes that have popped up and increased EVERYWHERE, on top of stagnant or falling wages. When times are good, people don't really notice all their tax dollars going down the drain and getting nothing in exchange. But when we're ALL forced to cut back on the things that make life slightly more enjoyable and bearable, things that we've EARNED through our HARD WORK and belt-tightening, all while the waste at the city, county, and state level goes unchecked and continues it's bloat?

No, it's beyond "taxpayers are fed up". It's that taxpayers now realize what's going on, and they're narrowing in on the ROOT of the problem. Repealing this silly tax only shines a light on the sickness these bureaucrats have infected our lives with, and they can't backpedal as fast as an avalanche of angry taxpayers.

10/08/2017 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9;45 pm ,were his pants unzipped and visible undergarments in disaray,if so perhaps he was having and getting what in my time on the job was referred to as a ""header from a hooker"".enquireing minds want to know,

10/08/2017 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8;54.been getting smokes in Indiana for 37 bucks a carton,although you might not like non filter generic but we are used to them after all these years along with the price,hey,the taxes on homes out there are unreal,

10/08/2017 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous The Neanderthal said...

The Austin Voice paper sure loves the officers who keep their "community" a few inches from anarchy. Comic strip in the latest shows two white cops on an infested street, terrified new guy with a bag of BBQ and his sarge telling him, "All right rookie, calm down. Stop shaking. They can smell fear even through that bag of barbeque pork. Just walk straight ahead and keep your hand on your gun. Bystanders wearing "thug life" gear comment "What's that smell? That's fear - and pork."

"Leave comments at 773-242-9616" or http://thevoicenewspapers.blogspot.com

10/08/2017 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
(OT) New York values vs rahms values:

http://nypost.com/2017/10/04/columbus-circle-statue-now-getting-247-guard-service/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-c-columbus-statue-defaced-20171007-story.html

10/07/2017 07:15:00 PM

So, when you read the article, didn't this sentence kind of jump out at you?

"When someone confronted them, they sped away on bicycles, but one tumbled off his bike and was held by the witness until Monroe District police officers got there and placed the 30-year-old under arrest, police said."

There is no "Monroe District" and hasn't been for years! Sure hope you're not a cop and didn't realize that. Wood + Monroe = Near West.

10/09/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Neanderthal said...
The Austin Voice paper sure loves the officers who keep their "community" a few inches from anarchy. Comic strip in the latest shows two white cops on an infested street, terrified new guy with a bag of BBQ and his sarge telling him, "All right rookie, calm down. Stop shaking. They can smell fear even through that bag of barbeque pork. Just walk straight ahead and keep your hand on your gun. Bystanders wearing "thug life" gear comment "What's that smell? That's fear - and pork."

"Leave comments at 773-242-9616" or http://thevoicenewspapers.blogspot.com
10/08/2017 08:26:00 PM

I think that rag is written and published by one guy in a basement. Seriously.
So, I doubt your complaint calls will have any impact beyond giving him your phone number.

10/09/2017 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what, I’ll still shop outside cook county. We all should.

10/09/2017 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They’re not going to collect it from m

10/09/2017 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really is 5 still Kensington?

10/09/2017 10:26:00 PM  

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