Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Illinois elected officials would whore out their mother for a buck - Lawmakers OK $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

It's always for the children... this time the poor sick children.... I don't smoke and I don't really care what a pack of cigs cost but to have a 800% tax on anything is a FUCKING CRIME!

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to stave off deeper cuts to the state's health care program for the poor.

The $1-a-pack increase will more than double Illinois' cigarette tax, which has stood at 98 cents for years. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, who has said the tax hike is necessary to save Medicaid.

With the General Assembly in the final scheduled days of the spring session, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan also advanced a controversial measure to restructure public pensions for current employees and retirees that led to Republican shouting over matters of procedure.

There was less political theater in the Senate, which voted 31-27 for a bill that will generate an estimated $350 million from new taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. That would allow the state to access another $350 million from the federal government to pay for taxpayer-subsidized health care for the poor.

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20 comments:

Nutria & Coyus said...

Don't forget free health care for the illegals and parasites while they triple tax us. one for them one for their friends and one foe the parasites while they hire no speaky English to murder70% 0f the sick bt incompetence with voodoo drugs!

No health care. or COLA for the people who sacrificed their family size said their bills and fought and bled or died for the Corporate wars!

Death to all tyrants!
Of the people by the people and for the people!

Anonymous said...

BYE BYE PENSIONS

BYE BYE PENSIONS

BYE BYE PENSIONS

BYE BYE PENSIONS

BYE BYE PENSIONS

BYE BYE WORK UNTIL YOU DIE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Niggers need more tax money to spend on grape soda and hot cheetos n sheeit.


Fucking tax these fat sheboons that you see waddling around the streets!!!

Anonymous said...

Criminals amongst us, living large on cigarette taxes.

Anonymous said...

REVOLT
OVER THROW

NOW!

Anonymous said...

Indiana is just a short ride away.

Anonymous said...

Sure they will pass something to raise $350 million for health care for the poor but they want to take pensions away from the working man. It really pays to be a worthless non working nigger your whole life. If you actually contribute to society you get screwed so the street cheetahs can continue to stand on the corner drink liquor and eat free flaming hots bought with a link card.

End the bullshit eat the cow said...

Unless the chip in their ass says: made in AMERICA WITH AMERICAN PARTS.

ARE YOU HAVING A NICE VACATION. or GET ON THE BUS!

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the poor - they cost far too much and many of them are ungrateful for what the taxpayers do for them (niggers).

Anonymous said...

I live 10 mins from the Indiana border,I'll have no problem driving there to get my cigs,and fill up my gas tank,their both cheaper than Illinois.I have no problem with my money going to a state that knows how to balance a budget and is in the black,than this corrupt state that is'nt.

Taxpayer said...

Tax Cigarettes - that's trying to apply a 19th century solution to a 21st century problem. It AIN'T going to work.

I was shocked when I heard last night that a pack of cigarettes will be $11. $11 a PACK!!! That's $110 a carton! (I don't smoke but now I figure you have to be a millionaire in order to smoke)

If you don't think people will be driving across borders to buy cigarettes, you must be high. End result - LESS taxes will be collected, not more.

Start taxing all the illegals when they send a money order out-of-the-country. 10% on every $100.

It's a drop in the bucket - but then again, they aren't paying anything.

Same with LINK cards - they don't pay any tax on anything. Either cut LINK cards or start adding the tax onto the bills.

Tax all pensions that get sent out-of-state. The "cost-of-living" argument can be used both ways.

The cost-of-living is cheaper in Florida and other places so send some money back. If you aren't spending the money in the state you earned it in - send some back.

Anonymous said...

All the taxes go into one giant pot so this means they will have 350 million to stick in their bungholes and smuggle out of springfield.

Anonymous said...

Funny how they make thier profit calculations. They never figured how many people will cross state lines to buy from somewhere else

Anonymous said...

Niggers and illegal beanos are expensive.

Anonymous said...

Been buying my smokes in will or dupage county to avoid cook taxes. Indiana is the same travel distance for me, so now I will shop there to avoid illinois tax. and will also get gas and groceries so illinois will lose even more.

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama supporters do not understand economics very well.

Anonymous said...

"Illinois elected officials would whore out their mother for a buck"

Not true! They'd whore out their mothers to the highest bidders. There is not proof that the market value price of one dollar could be gotten however. 62 cents now...

I'd Buy That For A Dollar!!
http://youtu.be/85cL1HisrNc

Anonymous said...

there is a spot on lagrange rd in tinley where you can get a carton generic for 15 bucks but you have to put bulk tobbaco into a machine and it rolls your carton, not a bad cig for the price . just wonder how new tax will screw this guy out of business.

Anonymous said...

Shaved, is this crap for real? Illinois is putting a 5% tax on satellite tv? They're doing it for - wait for it - the children.
What a bunch of sneaky bastards. They all need to be fired!

http://www.pjstar.com/homepage/x639967742/Senate-committee-moves-satellite-TV-tax

When did the American dream turn into a fucking nightmare?

Anonymous said...

Hair-Gels take note:Dip went up too.