Skip to comments.Chicago parking meters will be USA’s most expensive
Posted on 12/27/2012 2:20:35 AM PST by Olog-hai
Chicago soon will have the nations most expensive downtown parking meters.
On New Years Day, meters in the citys downtown Loop area will begin charging $6.50 an hourup from $5.75.
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That’s a lot of dimes.
Soon it will take longer to put the money in than the time it pays for.
Well does your city have a bunch of bad ideas that are costing your city a ton of money?
Well dont let that worry you. Just tax the people that come to your city for the privilege of coming there.
Dont give it a second thought that these exorbitant taxes may discourage these people from returning to your city again in the future. Yours is such a wonderful city that no matter how high these taxes become no other city could possibly lure them away.
And dont give it a second thought that these taxes could ever persuade tax paying corporations to relocate out of your city to another city or state. The advantages of the culture and education opportunities in your city will keep these companies and bring more despite the high tax burden.
Taxes are only a small cost of doing business.
Sure they are.
And just in case it isnt obvious
In the past I’ve enjoyed going to Chicago. Uno’s, The Pier,
Art and industrial museum a cubs game.
Hell with it, I’ll not go back.
I grew-up in NW Suburbs, Arlington Heights, and went to HS in Mt Prospect. Went back for my 20th HS reunion in ‘87, and couldn’t find the house I grew-up in, the place had changed so radically. Haven’t been back since. Chicago used to be a nice place in 50s, but is like Baghdad, now. Never again.
The meters even charge on a Sunday. The last time we went, due to multiple stops, I wound up spending $60 for parking alone. The Sears Tower was an awful experience. Dine on the 95th floor at the Hancock. Better view and much more civilized. You won’t miss the extra six or seven floors.
Rahm will have his paw in the basket for sure
To be fair, the parking deal was made by Daley in 2008. This rate increase is part of the '08 privatization agreement.
daley rahm, all part of the rat slush fund
26 quarters for an hour? Maybe they take credit cards.
The Chicago government is the New Mafia....it’s called extortion.
Will the state be increasing the allowances for those on welfare?
Maybe allow their EBT card to be used?
Will never spend another dime in Chicago.
Serves them right. For how many generations have they voted in favor of corruption?
I’m sure they take credit cards.
The rats sold the rights to the revenue from parking to a private company. I believe it was an Australian firm for 100’s of millions and promptly spent all that money on the union thugs that own the city.
They also sold the Chicago Skyway and used up that money too.
I wouldn’t trust the Chicago government with my credit card number.
How can that happen people?
You all ALWAYS tell me that when things are “privatized” and “market forces” are allowed to work, things become MUCH more efficient - hence cheaper.
You guys all tell me that’s why we need to sell off our highways, including freeways to Spanish companies that charge 30 CENTS PER MILE TO DRIVE, like the Governors of Texas and Indiana did (both idiot Republicans, by the way).
Yes, we can laugh at Democrat politicians that SCREW OVER their people by selling off public assets and handing over monopolies to private (often foreign) companies, but let’s also hold REPUBLICAN politicians, who do the same, accountable.