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?
This follows the disastrous cigarette tax which
slowed the sales in Cook county but was a boon to Indiana.
This sales tax is their way (county board)
of making up the shortfall in decreasing revenues due to
the excessive rise in cigarette taxes.