Cook County sucks.
To: 1rudeboy; Mase; expat_panama; Rusty0604; Jim 0216; xjcsa; VegasCowboy
posted on 03/03/2008 7:56:13 AM PST
(Why are protectionists so bad at math?)
It was funny (sad, actually) to watch the local TV newscasts to present this as “good news.”
posted on 03/03/2008 7:58:12 AM PST
Stores just across the county border are holding parties for their expected increase in sales.
posted on 03/03/2008 7:59:14 AM PST
(Rattenschadenfreude: joy at a Democrat's pain, especially Hillary's pain caused by Obama.)
The title should read: “Greedy, self-serving politicians steal another part of take home pay from unsuspecting voters.”
posted on 03/03/2008 7:59:20 AM PST
((Hallmarks of Liberalism: Ingratitude and Envy))
The 1 percent sales tax hike will bring in more than $400 million in new cash every year to the county.
This is the sales pitch for the suckers on the city council. Like oil and water, rational human beings will leave the city for greener pastures. Where are the statistics showing the tolerance of Chicagoans for sales taxes? Would anybody care if they showed that higher taxes = less revenue?
posted on 03/03/2008 8:01:03 AM PST
(Trust in God but keep your powder dry... --Oliver Cromwell)
If this is a victory, I’d hate to see what they call a big loser...
posted on 03/03/2008 8:05:23 AM PST
by Eric in the Ozarks
(ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
Corruption is not a joke like many people believe, it has consequences.
People will not shop in Chicago and the economy will only get worse.
It will affect the poor the most because they can’t go to the ‘burbs to shop.
posted on 03/03/2008 8:06:28 AM PST
Unless the previous sales tax rate was about 10.1%, the headline is a lie. If the previous tax rate was 9.25%, the percentage increase to 10.25% amounts to an almost an 11% increase in tax rate. Governments like to tell stupid reporters stupidities, becaues they will be unquestioned.
We got where we needed to be, and thats a great victory for the five and a half million people who live and work in Cook County,
No, it's a great victory for the couple hundred thousand people who work FOR Cook County. It's a kick in the teeth for the rest of 'em.
posted on 03/03/2008 9:47:56 AM PST
Expect a lot of new stores to open just outside the Cook County line.
posted on 03/03/2008 9:49:20 AM PST
thats a great victory for the five and a half million people who live and work in Cook County, Stroger stated
Yea, I bet the majority of them feel that way too.
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