Skip to comments.Cook County commissioners give initial sign-off on tax hikes
Posted on 11/03/2012 7:24:52 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Cook County commissioners give initial sign-off on tax hikes
November 02, 2012|By Hal Dardick | Tribune reporter
(E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)
Cook County commissioners on Friday endorsed a $41.7 million set of new and increased taxes that would hit the pocketbooks of smokers, some businesses, gun buyers, and the owners of gambling machines at casinos and bars.
In a series of votes, the Finance Committee recommended passage of the new taxes proposed by County Board President Toni Preckwinkle as part of her $2.95 billion 2013 budget plan.
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The $600,000 it would raise would help offset the costs of treating gunshot victims at Stroger Hospital, which is run by the countys public health system, Preckwinkle said. Commissioners also met as a full board to approve setting aside $2 million for programs to combat gun violence.
“setting aside $2 million for programs to combat gun violence.”
Best way to spend that money would be to pay for a few barages from 155s to level Cabrini with no warning.
Liberals have never met a tax they didn’t like.
“Best way to spend that money would be to pay for a few barages from 155s to level Cabrini with no warning.”
Been there done that.....
Cabrini-Green Demolition: Last Building Coming Down Wednesday (VIDEO)
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First Posted: 03/30/11 12:22 PM ET Updated: 05/30/11 06:12
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It has been the dream of a city, the scourge of a nation, and even, briefly, the home of a mayor. As of Wednesday, the Cabrini-Green Housing Project will be relegated to history once and for all.
The final high-rise on the site, at 1230 N. Burling St. in Chicago, is set for demolition on Wednesday. And as a community pays tribute, a city reflects on the troubled life of the project and prepares for the future of the neighborhood.
And the black marketeers rejoiced.
I would really like to see some county use the exact same language to pass a $25 tax on every abortion performed within its borders.
If this explicit tax on a constitutionally enumerated right is OK, then a tax on a non-existent right should be fine. Correct?
And how about a $25 tax on each illegal alien harbored by a sanctuary city/county?