Friday, July 14, 2017

Surprise Gas Tax

Remember when Pelosi sold American's a bullshit Bill by telling her party, "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"? Madigan snuck one in on Illinois taxpayers:
  • Now that Illinois has a budget, people are taking a closer look at some of the hidden costs associated with this deal.

    Tucked inside the 583-page budget bill are a few pages that detail a hidden tax hike. It's expected to raise $95 million for the state, but it means we'll be paying more every time we fill up our gas tank.

    Gas prices in Chicago are currently $0.44 a gallon higher than the national average and they will soon be going up even more.

    [...] That's because of the elimination of a 20-percent sales tax credit that was given to wholesalers on unleaded gas containing ethanol. That cost will be passed along to consumers - $0.04 to $0.05 a gallon - depending on where you live.
Even better, since it's a Sales Tax, it doesn't even go to repair roads that are already falling apart. It goes into the General Fund where it can be appropriated for just about anything.

You can bet there are more hidden surprises that will be trickling out, each one of them costing taxpayers money.

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89 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy an electric car. No gas tax. No gas. No oil. No $ going to fund terror states. Fuck Russia fuck the Saudis fuck every oil producing nation, except USA. And no emissions. Total chaos in Russia and Saudi when they have nothing to sell.

7/14/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Fran. Yuck Fou.

7/14/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

D'Amico, you are gonna loose in the primary. You taxed us too much this time. The progressive tried to primary you last time, but this time it's gonna be a Patriot.

You loose this time you clouted up POS.

America will take it to you.

7/14/2017 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could say this is unbelievable but we all know it isn't. Whacking Illinois residents with a huge hike in the state income tax now this. Add on Toni Prickwankles sugar tax and it gets insulting. Illinois will soon go bankrupt along with Chicago. Madigan, Cullerton, and Emmanuel figures they can declare bankruptcy and get out of pension obligations and other debt. There is a method to the madness.

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

Oh come on!! four to five cents a gallon on gas. That is so little no one will ever notice it, and the state needs the money. Madigan writes a good budget.

7/14/2017 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Even better, since it's a Sales Tax, it doesn't even go to repair roads that are already falling apart. It goes into the General Fund where it can be appropriated for just about anything."

Maybe the money will go to funding the underfunded pension funds? And maybe I will find that Leprechaun's Pot of Gold too!

7/14/2017 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a sales tax lumped in with all the other taxes on the purchase of gasoline at the pump. There is a reason why, unlike grocery bills or utility bills or phone bills, etc, that all the taxes and fees aren't listed at the pump. Just another reason to buy in Wisconsin or Indiana. This tax will be cover the entire state, so going to another county only diminishes the impact on the wallet. Can't escape otherwise.

Since it goes in the general revenue fund will it be used to specially target monies owed to contractors, the pension problem, or other debt laden program? No, of course not. It will be used to spend on projects where contractors are rewarded for their political contributions. Just as with the Quinn tax increase, the pension shortage was not addressed.

There is no tax that a demorat doesn't like, while at the same time hating to cut any program even 1% from its budget. Not even cut one penny from every dollar would the demorats dare to do. Now even some repubs fall into this description.

Rauner was right to veto the bill without cuts.

Springfield will raise taxes at the end of the year or next year, bank on it.

Another reason to leave this state when the time comes.

7/14/2017 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How faris the Indiana State Line?

7/14/2017 01:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best thing about this is people actually think that these tax hikes are going to solve the problem. Is anybody asking if there will be a special review board that will monitor how these new tax dollars are dispensed and to whom the money is going to? No , nobody is demanding an accountability group for these crooks and they'll do exactly what they've done before and make each other rich from the new taxes and fuck over the taxpayers and they'll get away with it. There's still no checks and balances for these politicians. Every time tax monies are used it should be tracked and made available to the public so we can see where the money is going.

7/14/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

This is not a surprise. We are Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. We are used being lied to/deceived and fucked over by our elected officials. So line up, take it in the kisser, and get back to work. And there is nothing you can do about it; except leave. Par for the course.

7/14/2017 02:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only surprise here is the state beat Crook County to getting this in. Expect the county to follow suit, another .03 to .05 a gallon.

7/14/2017 05:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what is interesting? The more expensive you make city living, the more high end people and businesses want to move in. Just look at all of those expensive high rise rental towers. I am perplexed.

7/14/2017 06:08:00 AM  
Blogger Joker said...

Thanks Madigan.

We were a little apprehensive about moving out of state and leaving the extended family behind but you just erased any doubt that its the right thing to do.

7/14/2017 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats sure know how to tax, don't they?

7/14/2017 06:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been filling up and shopping in Indiana since the first Gulf War.

7/14/2017 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember, Vote Democrat !

7/14/2017 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pension funding can has also been kicked down the road again...maybe next year

7/14/2017 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I want to agree, can't. Ethanol is a bunch of BS.

7/14/2017 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice that Cook County government is larger than some state's governments?

7/14/2017 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember,all of these democrats are experts at spending other people's money.They are entrusted to be responsible stewards of the taxpayers money.How's that been working for you?Taxpayers are also paying for the children of illegal residents of our wonderful sanctuary city and state.

7/14/2017 07:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have religiously purchased my gas in Indiana. 30 cents a gallon cheaper than Illinois I fill up both my and my wife's car once a week. Average fill up is 18 gallons per vehicle X's 2 X's 4 weeks X's 12 months equals $518.00 savings per year. Now I'm buying my groceries in Indiana. NO SALES TAX!!!!! What a great state!!!!

7/14/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indiana raised its gas taxes 0.10 per gallon July 1, 2017. And it was a Republican legislature and a Republican governor that did this.

7/14/2017 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep voting the same,but,it seems alot of republicans voted for this bullshit....

7/14/2017 07:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't. Bought anything in Illinois in 25 years. Drive to Hammond ind for everything

7/14/2017 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to retire and move out of Chicago and Illinois.

7/14/2017 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indiana resident for the last 5 yrs. It' wonderful!!! They tax my pension but property taxes went way way down.

7/14/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am always surprised by gas prices in the Chicago area. Right now regular is 2.09 where I live but 1.89 where oldest lives (same state) and 75 miles north of me (different state) it is 1.75. Remember, it is a privilege to live in the paradises of Illinois, Cook County and Chicago. I am glad I left. Taxes have consequences.

7/14/2017 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder how much LOWER current taxes would be, and how much BETTER city, county and state services would be if politicians were the responsible stewards of the public's money that they so often claim to be, but obviously they're not?
Responsible politicians would NEVER EVER pass a bill, and then see what's in it. It's THEIR JOB to know what's in these bills before they ever vote on them.

J.J.

7/14/2017 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be glad they did not tax pensions and SS. That'said about $5000.00 a year. Many states do.

7/14/2017 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to go near Indiana about three times a month to visit a relative anyways. When I do, I cross the border and stock up on groceries, gas, and ammo. Been doing it for years. Anything to not give money to the lefties in IL.

7/14/2017 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck keeps voting for this guy? I really dont understand what it is that he has over everyone.

7/14/2017 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the petition to "STOP" any new taxes be circulated in order to get an item on the ballot to only allow (new tax or expansion) money to be appropriated in order to reduce the THIRD WORLD COUNTRY DEBT OF ILLANNOY! Also if the debt is not reduced they lose the tax, in case the doubletalkers do with the money like they did with the lottery and education. This needs to be on the ballot before they legalize marijuana so the budget will in fact be balanced and stay balanced!!!
PAY YOUR BILL'S DEADBEAT LEGISLATORS AND STOP STEALING!!!!!

7/14/2017 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You got 900,000 welfare fucks in Crook County,IL... most don't pay taxes ..Illinois with the 3rd largest illegal population in USA.. Democrats need more money from working folks to keep themselves in power to spend on those

7/14/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incumbent Firing Formula......anyone?


1. Identify Incumbent name on ballot.

2. Cast your vote by:

IF incumbent name is listed 1st....then vote for whoever is listed LAST


OR


IF incumbent name is NOT listed 1st.....then vote for whoever IS listed 1st



Orrrrrrrrrrrrr.......continue ribitting, whilst the water in the pot you're squatting in continues to get warmer....and warmer......hotter and hotter......until you just don't have the strength, nor the will, to leap, even feebly, out of that pot of, now boiling, water.......

......at least you can take one last piss in the lake before your turn to be skinned arrives......

7/14/2017 09:58:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

No surprise here.

7/14/2017 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cook County Toni Taxwinkle , Commissioners ,democrats can stick the soda, sugar tax up their ass
Property taxes going up, CPS taxes up, water taxes going up, sales tax going up.soda tax ... Even Summit, a blip on map raised their sales tax to 10 %..but ...........

Free tours with free pizza coming to DePaul's taxpayer PAID basketball arena....July/August You Need tickets ..LOL
Corrupt Illinois ,Cook County ,Chicago democrats

7/14/2017 10:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The politicians gotta get theirs, now pay!

7/14/2017 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the Welfare/Link Card peoples and folks aren't getting some kinda Gas Card. Like a link card but for buying gas without all the associated taxes. There would be a really good black market for selling these too. Oh shit, they're gonna come ip with one now on the backs of the taxpayers. Sure am glad I moved on and out last year.

7/14/2017 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

7/14/2017 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And a new 911 tax increase on phones,thats supposed to fund pension

7/14/2017 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What electric car is pulling my boat to the lake? What electric car doesn't ride on petroleum based tires? What electric car isn't a NET POSITIVE emmissions vehicle because it is charged by COAL fired plants, making it MORE of a carbon emitter? What electric car is taking my family of five to grandmas house a couple states away? What electric car is taking me across country? What electric car is going to function as a cop's car oh and a fire truck?

Fuck your electric cars. Fuck your liberal bullshit. Fuck your tax increases and fuck your spending on illegal aliens, third generation lazy asses who can't even speak, much less read or graduate school much less get a job. Fuck your gibsmedats. Fuck your free shit handed out as bribes for vote. Fuck your Obummercare. Fuck you, Democrats. Fuck your tax increases. Fuck your endless meddling in everyone's business and fuck your politics of personal destruction too. Fuck your diversity too. Basically fuck you, liberals, you lying traitorous democrat pukes.

7/14/2017 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

left awhile ago for Indiana......would have gone farther, but there's some family in Indiana....might try and get a small vacation place somewhere down south

7/14/2017 11:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been filling up and shopping in Indiana since the first Gulf War.



Indiana passed a gas hike also for road improvements.

7/14/2017 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy an electric car. No gas tax. No gas. No oil. No $ going to fund terror states. Fuck Russia fuck the Saudis fuck every oil producing nation, except USA. And no emissions. Total chaos in Russia and Saudi when they have nothing to sell.

7/14/2017 12:09:00 AM


Shhhhh... There is talk of replacing the gas tax with a miles used tax as part of the annual state income tax filing so all vehicles get zapped.

7/14/2017 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's no surprise... What would be a surprise would be representatives, mayors, and other elected officials who had "INTEGRITY" and actually balanced a budget and quit stealing!

7/14/2017 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Will you ALL come to the realization that ALL Democrats are Communists? They don't create Wealth, they live off of other people's wealth. They are parasites, like mosquitoes.

7/14/2017 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call Fran Hurley tell the 19th ward how much you love the 32% increase 773 238 0228

7/14/2017 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, don't matter to me because I fill up in Indiana.. where I also get my bottle water; and soon, sweeten drinks..

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

Every one of these jerkoff politicians that voted for this should be running scared. Sadly, people won't make an effort to go vote their sorry asses out. I know it's a foreign concept, but try living within your means instead of tax and spend.

7/14/2017 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember welfare reciepents can't get manicures for free! Yet?

7/14/2017 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote Republican MAGA !

7/14/2017 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this shithole that the Democrats have wrought... Time to move.

7/14/2017 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) A little note to "commander Ron" in 008, better send some cars out to the west end not getting into incidents but your the head guy and with the 1st living out here and many more either do the job or you will be removed!

7/14/2017 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$250 billion dollars in debt. Even though we aren't filing for bankruptcy there should be an audit to see where the money went.
Or just watch history repeat itself again and again.

7/14/2017 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They will expect to raise 95 million, but will get less when business and people move out of state, and buy their gas over the border. Then they will raise another tax to make it up. Do you see how we got here? Then they will tell you we hate to do it, but it is all for the children...Madigan Daley, and Emmanuel will be long gone when this city and states worst days come. The names will change but the story will not.

Indiana is a much better run state, and its only next door. Much less gas tax, and more successful businesses every day. Wisconsin, and Iowa are pretty much the same. Get the picture? Many people are proud to live in Chicago, but I cant for the life of me explain why. Neither can they...I get the family thing...But a two hour trip on the holidays, and living in a better community beats them all.

Land Of Lincoln...Land of Tears

7/14/2017 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds sort of like Rahm's massive slush fund : the TIF's

7/14/2017 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad I live near Indiana. Actually hoping to live in Indiana soon. They're chasing us out.

7/14/2017 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crooked Politicians! Bastards!

7/14/2017 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You know what is interesting? The more expensive you make city living, the more high end people and businesses want to move in. Just look at all of those expensive high rise rental towers. I ame perplexed.

Chicago is fast becoming the Manhattan of the midwest. Hell, even New Yorkets are moving here. Notice all the New York plates.

7/14/2017 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seen on the menu at a good chow joint in ChinaTown "FukUF(r)an"

7/14/2017 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...





Here's a good summary of what the new budget does and doesn't do (warning: it's depressing reading):

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-13/illinois-budget-what-it-does-and-doesnt-do-surprise-giveaway-muni-bondholders







7/14/2017 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$1.89 a gallon in Lafayette, LA.
Formerly South Side Irish.

7/14/2017 06:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will travel 5 minutes from my hegewisch residence to indiana

7/14/2017 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous GLG said...

Anonymous said...
Oh come on!! four to five cents a gallon on gas. That is so little no one will ever notice it, and the state needs the money. Madigan writes a good budget.

7/14/2017 01:12:00 AM

Fuck you asshole you don't even own a fucking car!! like most of the deadbeats in Shitcago!!

7/14/2017 08:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...not only you, but all sites I visit..there seems to be a sincere contempt for democrats, Am I correct ?

7/14/2017 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I have religiously purchased my gas in Indiana. 30 cents a gallon cheaper than Illinois I fill up both my and my wife's car once a week. Average fill up is 18 gallons per vehicle X's 2 X's 4 weeks X's 12 months equals $518.00 savings per year. Now I'm buying my groceries in Indiana. NO SALES TAX!!!!! What a great state!!!!

7/14/2017 07:43:00 AM

______

Just make sure that you pay your Illinois Use Tax when you file your taxes. Otherwise, that is tax evasion.

7/14/2017 09:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC
SCC IT STORY SHOULD BE IN YOUR BLOG
Crooked Alder scumbags

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2-chicago-aldermen-got-loans-from-bank-headed-by-lawyer-then-oked-his-clients-projects-the-watchdogs/

7/14/2017 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why the leftist politicians want open boarders. They screw the taxpaying citizens with crap like this. Then they don't have to worry because the likes of Obama tells the illegals it's ok to vote, and you know they vote democratic. No repercussions for the fleecing of the taxpayers.

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.

7/14/2017 10:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I questioned my State Rep. on this. He response was that this was a tax on E-85 grade fuel only. It was not a new tax, but an continuation of a tax on the E-85 fuel that was expiring due to a sunset clause. If a motorist does not use E-85, they are not affected.

7/14/2017 10:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Call Fran Hurley tell the 19th ward how much you love the 32% increase 773 238 0228

7/14/2017 01:10:00 PM

Her and Cunningham make it clear that they dont care what people think. They believe they are untouchable.

7/14/2017 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Open rant. I do realize many of you see the ugly aspect of Chicago each day. But remember this is all by design to put one class against another. Communication or lack of it lead us down this path. Simple reasoning here. I work in the IT field. Self taught. My first gig was making 15 a hour, now I can make 50-60. Difficult, yes lot of bumps and bruises but I am there. Now for whatever reason my path to this is not communicated in the unemployment office, the welfare office or any local politician's office. They do not want to hear about this. You know why? I am the type of person that now no longer needs them. They cannot prop me up as a tool. I have attempted to teach my skills to many youngsters but it is frustrating. End of my rant.

7/14/2017 11:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Just be glad they did not tax pensions and SS. That'said about $5000.00 a year. Many states do.

7/14/2017 08:23:00 AM

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh

7/14/2017 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The pension funding can has also been kicked down the road again...maybe next year

7/14/2017 07:05:00 AM

But the mayor just sent a letter to all the retirees stating that because of the State passing this budget, the pension fund is now solvent. He wouldn't lie, would he?

I want to see the money actually in the fund

7/14/2017 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What 10:34 AM said. Take the gas tax over any food or beverage tax. You can't buy gas (yet) with a link card. So they have to pay taxes also. See?? They are paying our salary.

7/15/2017 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on!! four to five cents a gallon on gas. That is so little no one will ever notice it, and the state needs the money. Madigan writes a good budget.

spoken like a true socialist... hope you are enjoying the shitshow that is madiganistan. clueless

7/15/2017 01:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Art of the Deal

7/15/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im betting the OBAMA museum will still be funded and yes they will receive tax dollars to build it.

7/15/2017 07:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprise!!!

no , not really. nothing surprises me in chicago anymore

7/15/2017 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does that really surprise you that Madigan would sneak in some tax on the people who he does not care about. Fucking democrats are so stupid, and for the republican officials who voted for this budget should be ashamed of themselves and hope those lose in their next election.

7/15/2017 08:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In Illinois, an Electric car is a nuclear, coal or natural gas powered car. So much for the zero emission argument

7/15/2017 09:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend of mine who sells gasoline wholesale to the service stations we gas up at said the real cost will be about .25 cents a gallon.

How does the media not report that?

7/15/2017 09:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
The pension funding can has also been kicked down the road again...maybe next year

7/14/2017 07:05:00 AM

But the mayor just sent a letter to all the retirees stating that because of the State passing this budget, the pension fund is now solvent. He wouldn't lie, would he?

I want to see the money actually in the fund

7/14/2017 11:45:00 PM

I've been retired for over five years and have never received a letter from the mayor. When did you get yours?

7/15/2017 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inner city rubes don't pay for gas because they don't have cars so they think it doesn't effect them. They are too STUPID to understand that raising TAXES on gas is like raising the cost of EVERYTHING across the board.

7/15/2017 10:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

will the 55% of lazy mfr's that say my vote don't count , get off your butts
vote all incumbents out of office
had a chance to elect an Honest Republican Cook County State's Attorney
but by staying home you allowed 28% of walking dead , illegals , patronage do nothing workers to elect a person with little experience of convicting criminals
yes sir bubba , you can vote the crooks out

7/15/2017 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gas up in Indiana, as well as do most of my shopping there. No fucks given.

7/15/2017 12:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raising taxes drives people and businesses away. Can you imagine how many would flock here if the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago simply lowered taxes? They should do it for one year just to see how it affects revenue. People go where prices are cheaper. Simple.

7/15/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fran Hurley, just another hack who is told how to vote by her puppet master. Needs to be voted out.

7/15/2017 09:09:00 PM  
Blogger Gilligan said...

Yes ...yes you are correct. All of themmmm

7/15/2017 11:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas Texas what's wrong with Texas . I was born in Texas down del rio way. Gas is cheap down here.

7/15/2017 11:53:00 PM  

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