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Bullet tax eyed in bid to curb Chicago crime
CBS News ^ | October 18, 2012

Posted on 10/18/2012 3:49:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm — an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will submit a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation's second-largest county, which encompasses Chicago.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
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1 posted on 10/18/2012 3:49:49 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I`m sure the thugs would not mind paying the bullet tax.


2 posted on 10/18/2012 3:53:27 AM PDT by Einherjar ( Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job But I get no offers...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder how much taxes thugs who use stolen guns and stolen bullets pay. But hey, it’s the Chicago way. The thugs get something free, and someone else had to pay for it. Just like Obama phones.


3 posted on 10/18/2012 3:56:05 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

logic meet toilet....

HEL-LO, criminals don’t legally buy guns or bullets


4 posted on 10/18/2012 3:56:26 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only the first step. These gangs thrive on drug sales; it’s only a matter of time before Preckwinkle decides she can curb drug trafficking by taxing heroin and crack.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why not tax oxygen? The bullet couldn’t become a deadly projectile if it weren’t for the combustion.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 4:04:02 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can see them giving up crime now. /sarcasm


7 posted on 10/18/2012 4:05:18 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gosh, why don’t they simply make crime illegal? That would solve everything.


8 posted on 10/18/2012 4:05:58 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Proof positive, liberals believe any problem can be solved by taxing people that don’t cause the problem.

Notice how high the mental powers are of the left.

They actually believe s nickle tax will stop someone from killing you.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 4:10:26 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Fresh Wind
Radical! ;^)
10 posted on 10/18/2012 4:10:31 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since not everybody uses their guns for murder maybe Chicago should just impose a murder tax. If you kill someone you have to pay a $25 murder tax plus $5 for each time you shoot them. That way everybody pays their fair share. The high murder perpetrators don’t pay less than their secretaries who may murder fewer people.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 4:14:33 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A nickel per bullet? $2.50 a box for handgun ammo. What’s that going to do?
The only thing I can see is either ignorance or a way to start taxing ammo, today a nickel tomorrow a five dollar bill.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 4:18:41 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, tax people (gang members) who don’t pay taxes. GENIUS.


13 posted on 10/18/2012 4:21:37 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: IMR 4350

“””””They actually believe s nickle tax will stop someone from killing you.”””

Yeah, I’m gonna have to rethink those hits I was gonna make and see if they are economically feasible. Liberal logic at it’s best.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 4:22:55 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The way to stop crime in Chicago is to fire the mayor, got to New York and get Rudy abd the police commisioner and set them to the task.

Allow cops to shoot any body that runs


15 posted on 10/18/2012 4:26:47 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: bert

A better tax would be on each bullet shot. A tax of $10 per shot would curtail the shooting better. A $25 tax on a kill shot would be great as well./s


16 posted on 10/18/2012 4:29:00 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The liberal answer to every problem - taxes. Idiots.

Of course raising responsible, respectful children in a home with mommy and daddy (same mommy and daddy their whole life) never occurred to them.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 4:31:28 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It would work better if the tax were applied to every round fired. That way the criminals could simply fill out a tax form after a shoot-out and pay five cents for every round fired. I think, to be fair, there should be a deduction for rounds fired at you by the police and a tax credit for misfires.

But that’s just me.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 4:40:05 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This would have no effect at all on gang shootings and gang activity. Liberals are such morons.

They need money, thats what this disingenuous BS is all about.


19 posted on 10/18/2012 4:44:57 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If they really wanted to end crime.

Outlaw public unions.
Hire 3x the police with the money saved
Institute school choice
Allow all law abiding citizens to own firearms
Institute chain gangs and make jail a very uncomfortable place to be
Start tearing down the nanny state and rebuilding families


20 posted on 10/18/2012 4:47:20 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is there a photo of Ms. Prickwrinkle?
The thought of her thoughts made mine do it.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 4:57:02 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now criminals will need to mug an old lady of her purse to afford bullets. Work, work, work.


22 posted on 10/18/2012 5:03:11 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“a budget proposal Thursday that calls for a tax of a nickel for each bullet and $25 for each firearm sold in the nation’s second-largest county”

30 rounds in a magazine times 5 cents = $1.50.

Income for a street level crack dealer: upwards of $1000 a day, if not more.

Somehow, I think the Vice Lords and Two-Sixers aren’t going to have to cut back on their “defense budgets” anytime soon.


23 posted on 10/18/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: GOYAKLA

She just looks like another old bitter liberal.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I am sure the gangbangers love this idea....
...Seems they have finally found the solution!!
/SARC

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ORD_Gun1

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Welcome to the Windy City....

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25 posted on 10/18/2012 5:10:59 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Make it a “refundable deposit”, then arrest the gang-bangers when they turn in the empty bullet cases after a night of shooting up the neighborhood. /s


26 posted on 10/18/2012 5:15:22 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Never a new idea from lobs, bullets are not cigarettes .


27 posted on 10/18/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: shelterguy

I want to hear someone come up with a sarcastic joke and put up the idea of a tax on each killing, then wait for the left to claim that tax is racist.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 5:33:10 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: 2banana

Nah; wouldn’t work.
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Makes way too much sense for that liberal hellhole.


29 posted on 10/18/2012 5:46:29 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin: I played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just ONCE I’d like for these liberals with these brain-dead ideas to explain HOW their tax, on bullets and firearms here, would solve their social problem.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 6:33:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is nothing more or less than an attack on those businesses that sell firearms and ammo in Shitcago. People will simply go elsewhere to buy, and if I were in the area and in that business I’d set up shop right over the line from Shitcago and advertise like crazy that my shop was in Free Illinois.

Gangbangers will, of course, not pay any tax and not give a damn about shooting/killing people any more than at present. Typical assinine liberal policy - tax an inanimate object for the bad behavior of certain individuals, expecting that it will change things. Morons!


31 posted on 10/18/2012 6:52:27 AM PDT by Ancesthntr (Why do blacks think that a half-white multi-millionairre really cares about them?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

They will have to make everyone promise to buy their stuff in Cook County. :)


32 posted on 10/18/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: bert

“Allow cops to shoot any body that runs”

I actually had a conversation with a liberal when I was in college, who proposed that cops should not be allowed to shoot to kill, under any circumstances, even if the criminal is armed, the cops should just shoot the weapon out of his hand. The guy was completely serious.

I didn’t even bother to answer him, figuring that anybody that damn’d liberal stupid was far beyond any help I might be able to give.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 7:03:31 AM PDT by Holly_P
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