Friday, February 17, 2012

Chicago's sugar-drink tax, up to 30 cents a bottle... It's for the children... Not the revenue - MORE BULLSHIT

WHY HASN'T ONE NEWS REPORTED HAVE THE BALLS TO ASK:

IF THIS IS A SUGAR/SODA TAX TO FIGHT OBESITY WHY IN THE HELL IS ZERO CALORIE & DIET PRODUCTS ALSO BEING TAXED AT THE SAME RATE??? THIS IS ALL BULLSHIT - AND THE TAX ON DIET/ZERO CALORIE SOFT DRINKS PROVE IT!
LET'S NOT ALSO FORGET PERSONS USING THE LINK CARD (FOOD STAMP PORTION) ARE NOT CHARGED ANY SALES TAXES
SO ONCE AGAIN...IT'S US PAYING THIS TAX.


Chicago consumers of soda pop, energy drinks and other sugary beverages should pay a tax — anywhere from 15 to 30 cents a container to a penny an ounce — to curb soaring obesity rates, an influential alderman said Thursday.

Ald. George Cardenas (12th), chairman of the City Council’s Health Committee, says it’s time to hit people where it hurts — in the wallet — to discourage them from guzzling high-calorie drinks that pack on the pounds.

At Wednesday’s City Council meeting, Cardenas introduced a resolution calling for hearings on the “effect of sugar beverages on obesity” and on the “implications of imposing higher sales taxes on such beverages.”

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58 comments:

St Simon of Trent said...

The Hook Nose sniffs money...

Anonymous said...

Dont bees taxin my mutha fucking grape ne-hi or orange fanta y'all!

Anonymous said...

Shop Crestwood!

Anonymous said...

A shakedown by the Joo mayor.

The King of All Cracllers said...

When is the madness going to end. Instead of stopping in a 7-11 or gas station for a Coke I will bring my own from the suburbs. Are they going to do restaurant pop also and what about refills. I wonder if it going to end. Also fountain drinks poured right have 25% to 33% ice and self serve are generally higher in ice content. I see where the CTU is asking for a 25% raise in the first year and 4% for the second year. This city is insane and needs to implode on itself.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU DIDNT KNOW A CASE OF BEER COST 70 CENTS MORE IN CHICAGO THAN THE BURBS,LOOK AT YOUR RECIEPT,IT COMBINES THE CITY TAX WITH COOK COUNTY TAX,COOK COUNTY TAX IS 15 CENTS A CASE, THE REST IS CITY TAX.

Anonymous said...

In recent years I have made it a practice not to purchase anything in Chicago.

It's For The "CHILDREN"! said...

When it comes to these Democratic's everything is justified by:

It's For The "CHILDREN"!

Think of all the other crap they have sold/or talked/ or forced us into using the phrase:

It's For The "CHILDREN"!

WHITE AND RIGHT said...

WHAT A FUCKIN IDIOT. The schines aren't going to like this. There goes their votes out the window.

Anonymous said...

Thank God I'm in an area surrounded by Suburbs.Gas,smokes,groceries,big ticket items, and now add pop to the list.What a shit city to live in.

Anonymous said...

What a douchbag move. Yea let's tax us more dumbshit. Great way to make people want to be in Chicago. I hate this government

Anonymous said...

Indiana has no tax on food.

Anonymous said...

Hey 9.5 I am currently working a meter that can tell how many times a pussy has been punched so pretty soon you can tax that ass too!

Anonymous said...

Ronnie Raccoon will bleed ALL Chimpcongo Taxpayers into serfdom within the next 4 years, much to the approval of his Messiah, Comrade-in-Thief Oddbama.

Anonymous said...

How about no pop with link cards watch the rev's jump up and down

DONE said...

pop comp. should put up mill. to run people for ald. FUCK THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

do not I say again DO NOT TAX MY PEPSI AND COKE i need them for my jack. you know what FUCK you, you JEW BASTARD your as much of an idiot as that idiot Mic Daley

Anonymous said...

I would rather they increase the sales tax than the income tax. That way, EVERYONE is taxed, not just the workers!

Anonymous said...

I am all for this if it means that said beverages r no longer LINK eligible. I rarely buy bottled water (since the city charges me plenty for it from my tap), but when I do it is easily purchased outside of the city. Just another reason to shop outside of Chicago.Now they need to tax flamin hots.

Anonymous said...

I guess everyone will be doing there shopping in the suburb's

Cowboy Tim said...

Didn't NYC do (or attempt) this last year? So, Rommel Emanuel takes cues from lib-tard Bloomberg? Sweet!

Anonymous said...

Ald. George Cardinas and the rest of the theives are exactly why the government should not be in the health care system. They believe they decide whats good for the people. Alderman stay out of my personal life. We need a Constitutionalist more than ever in this government.

Anonymous said...

democrats just stealing your money.. vote Illinois democrat??????
jackass !!!!!!

Perry F'ing Mason said...

OT: I watched the WGN-TV News at Noon today.

They talked about the plight of some 54-year old ILLEGAL immigrant and said her "rights were violated" because she might get deported.

WHOA!!! Please - someone explain to me what "rights" an ILLEGAL immigrant has?

All I can figure is to get enough bus fare and plane fare out of here.

What rights??????????? Constitutional rights for illegals?

When did we "switch" Constitutions? I must still have the old "original" one.

Who has Version II, where this is supposedly at???????

Anonymous said...

How about pork rinds and flamin hots another stupid idea hey idiot how about sending all your illegal mexicans home would save TRILLIONS!

Molon Labe said...

The Government now wants to tel us what we can eat and drink....

They are not the democrats of old they are socialist pigs.

The SHTF is coming soon, very soon.

Molon Labe

Anonymous said...

Well then shouldnt the bottled water tax be rescinded to encourage people to drink more water?

Anonymous said...

What do you want to bet that no sugar soft drinks will also be taxed at the higher rate? Much the same as years ago when Coke, Pepsi, and the rest jacked up their prices because the price of sugar jumped and they just upped the price of diet pop.

Anonymous said...

I think that your city & all of it's politicans are just plain fuckin' "NUTS" Between that Fuckin' Joo Boy Rahm , That Black Lesbian Preckwinkle , & that stupid Fuckin' Irish Gov. Your entire State is DOOMED . Time to move out and make another Detroit or DC

Anonymous said...

Fuck you Rahm, you Jew fuck! Fuck all you bitch ass alderwhores! Fuck this city! Fuck your coddling of illegal aliens and ghetto welfare blackies! I'm moving out of this shithole city. Can't raise a family here.

The King of All Crackers said...

If I was King of Chicago

As I Proclaim;

Mexican food is very fattening and not very healthy. I proclaim as King of All Crackers that Mexican food including Taco Bell and Tex Mex be taxed at 33%. Chips and salsa will be taxed at 33%. This would go for food prepared and unprepared.

Soul food is very fattening and not very healthy. I proclaim as King of All Crackers that Soul food including fried chicken and fish ee taxed at 33%. This would go for food prepared and unprepared including pork rinds and flaming hot chips.

Then the city would heve more than enough revenue to get rid of the property tax and start sending rebate checks. This would not be done for the chidren and only fone as a money grab and to get rid of the fat black and mexican children as I don't like round people. By the way are those dirty food carts paying sales tax?

Anonymous said...

A motherfucking link card ward alderman proposing a tax his people don't pay. FUCK HIM.
Sic Semper Tyranis.

Anonymous said...

Why do you saps still live here?

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me if he wanted to charge a surtax for ashes on Ash Wednesday

Anonymous said...

This is real simple for me as I just purchase soda and just about everything else in the suburbs!

Those of you who live in Hegewisch already know about driving into Indiana for your food and gas.

Fuck the city and the state - we only live in the city because its a condition of employment.

Anonymous said...

watched the WGN-TV News at Noon today.

They talked about the plight of some 54-year old ILLEGAL immigrant and said her "rights were violated" because she might get deported.

WHOA!!! Please - someone explain to me what "rights" an ILLEGAL immigrant has?

All I can figure is to get enough bus fare and plane fare out of here.

What rights??????????? Constitutional rights for illegals?

When did we "switch" Constitutions? I must still have the old "original" one.
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wgntv Chicago and ABC channel 7 Chicago try to give sob stories about illegals etc.. they don't show photos of niggers arrested for crimes.. good ass wipe Chicago media..
25 % of Illinois residents collect welfare . vote democrat in nov

Anonymous said...

But I thought Oddbama wasn't gonna put any more Taxes on the Middle Class? Who do they think drinks soda, the ultra rich only ??? What a bunch of Bullshit-Artists, extortionists, and shake-down Artists.

Anonymous said...

F*ckin democrats don't care, in fact they like stealing candy from a baby.
Wake up people vote these taxing MFers out!!!

Anonymous said...

1/2 Gal of Jack Daniels 38.00, cigarettes 45.00 a carton... Dupage, i was there yesterday.

Anonymous said...

Fifty people, randomly selected from the phone book, would do a better job than the assholes we currently have in the City Council.

Anonymous said...

All racist honkeys get taxed more.....pay up bitches.....


Maximo

The Guy that picks up the check said...

I bet a LOT of you don't know that you DON'T pay any sales tax, if you use your LINK card.

LINK cards pay for food - but you are NOT taxed the sales tax.

So WTF? Leroy and Pedro get their sodas FREE, but Stanley and Bruce have to pay the new taxes.

Screw THAT.

First things first. You want that LINK card? Have to take a drug test. If I have to take one to get a job, you should have to take one to get "free" stuff.

This state is such a dependent state made up of so many lazy MF'ers with their hands out, that the people who do work are going to say, "I quit, now where is MY free stuff?"

Who is left to pay?

1 in 7 people are on Food Stamps (and with that they qualify to get into other Freebie programs like free cell phones)

Anonymous said...

I quit buying bottled water here when they raised the tax. I guess soda is next. Chicago politicians, don't you realize people change their habits when taxed for them? But the taxed item is available elsewhere and that's where I'll buy it. I have a car, you haven't put me on the bus yet, I go to the suburbs for errands already, I'll buy this out there and once again, deprive you of that money.

Anonymous said...

But don't you understand? These democrat cocksuckers want gas prices to go up so high that it is cheaper to just stay put and pay their fucking taxes?

Anonymous said...

To 5:37... shut the fuck up about cheaper cigs... don't give 'em any more ideas.

Anonymous said...

Stupid spic will they all stop all the selling of that dirty mexican shit from the carts? gergie STFU you punk!

Anonymous said...

Please dont give these bootlickers anymore ideas. They will come out with an ordinance in the same vain as when you buy a car out of cookie county. Its funny this idiot comes out with this bullshit, while ex mayor porky pig sits on the coca-cola board. Guess ill just quit drinking sodie pop and just make iced tea.

Anonymous said...

Why the fuck are people on link using their link card to rent movies at the red box and by swishers/blunts/cigarellos/beers etc..,etc..!!! at the ghetto liquor or convienient stores...I thought government is monitoring this shit...THATs FUCKEN BULLSHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck raccoon eyes with a bully's dick. He's a worthless jack off.

I Voted For Obama said...

Alderman George Cardenas voted for Obama, then asked him if he thought he was influential.

Anonymous said...

Niggers and illegal beanos are expensive.

Anonymous said...

As long as the City is gonna Tax every-fuckin-thing, how about Taxing all the fuckin Mt. Greenwood hillbillies who let their Dogs bark all day and night in their back yards... A $100.00 fine would stop all that constant noise.

Tax the niggers said...

Raise taxes or get did of niggers

Anonymous said...

I shop in Indiana where everything is cheaper

Anonymous said...

Thank god there is no stupidity tax. Our Mayor would have to file for bankruptcy the next day.

Maybe a digit shortage tax would be in the works...

Anonymous said...

Speaking of taxes

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/illinois&id=8547766

Why not a BOYSTOWN tax? Tax the fags?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
As long as the City is gonna Tax every-fuckin-thing, how about Taxing all the fuckin Mt. Greenwood hillbillies who let their Dogs bark all day and night in their back yards... A $100.00 fine would stop all that constant noise.

February 18, 2012 1:09 P

That's not dogs barking, it's the MG Hillbilly's mating Call.

Anonymous said...

Surrounding suburbs and counties gotta be flourishing over this dumb shit the city is doing...pathetic that we are only one step away from becoming Detoit...no offense wolverines