Saturday, August 05, 2017

Why Toni is Broke

  • Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers.

    Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded.

    The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees new contracts with some county unions that were negotiated earlier this year.

    It then goes a step further: It proposes granting raises to nonunion workers, too.

    The price tag totals roughly $130 million in raises over a five-year period—$50 million alone in fiscal 2016.
The above is from 2015, so you know that Toni has been expecting to raise taxes across the board for a while. Dart has increased the number of six-figure jobs by how many again? Foxxx has how many extra "deputies" and such?

This reminds us of an old cartoon back from the 1980's:


Raising taxes is the only plan democrats ever have. Fiscal responsibility? Cutting government? Tightening belts? Nope - just fleece the taxpayers some more. And Chicago, Cook County voters keep voting for the same thing year in and year out.

[UPDATE - post amended for years cited]

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82 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is from 2015. The silly taxpayers only remember the last month of controversy, they get angry, then they vote these clowns back in.

8/05/2017 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the grocery store with my family the other day all the tags in the soda isle had what the final price would be after the soda tax was implemented at the register. Some people weren't paying attention until they got to the register and were shocked at the total of their bill. Some people returned the soda immediately. After seeing this most of the registers had liters and jugs of soda laying in the magazine racks and on the floor where the baskets usually go.
It definitely woke people up. The tax added to a gallon of ice tea was $1.80!

8/05/2017 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks media for letting taxpayers know. Assholes.

8/05/2017 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Democrats are not done raising taxes. Nickel and dime us to death. Good decent taxpayers are fleeing Chicago, Crook County, and the State of Illinois. On top of everything else Chicago's water bottle tax, 7 cents for a plastic bag at the store, and now Toni Prickwankles 1 cent per ounce sugar tax. Giving pay raises to County workers is an insult.

8/05/2017 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although it is typical and more of the same, this article is from 2015.

8/05/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh but no , don't bring up the residency thing, that will never happen ! Taxes through the roof and a city that the police can no longer adequately do their jobs with crime rates rising ! I totally see why we shouldn't bother even attempting it !

8/05/2017 12:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like the FOP should be demanding identical raises for their people.
Especially since they have lost so many colleagues and are doing more with less.

8/05/2017 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My advice remains the same, sell and get out before it all goes to shit.
Because we are on the big brown slippery slope.

8/05/2017 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article is dated July 30, 2015.

She did this just after her last tax hike.

Watch for her to do it again, however. She insisted that the tax increase and pay raises were "separate issues."


rb

8/05/2017 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any better reason to avoid shopping in Crook County ,IL ? taxwinkle uses the democrat playbook... give out raises.. part of the raises kick back to political campaigns give out more raises
Over paid, useless Cook County employees will not get a dime form any more of my shopping in cook County
What happened to all the cook county layoffs ? Toni Stroger???
Soda tax middle class money already wasted by toni

Resist money grab !!!!!!!!

8/05/2017 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous IN THE KNOW said...

All she knows is how to tax people (and soda).

When was the last time she tried to talk a company into locating in Cook County to become part of the tax base? When was the last time she looked at trying to expand economic development?

Economic Development? What's dat?

The city AND county are run by morons. Overpaid morons. This guy would be an improvement -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGUNPMPrxvA







8/05/2017 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In your face and pubic knowledge. The salaries and pensions of public workers are available to look at. But read it while you are in the bathroom. It is disgusting to see how many assistants to the assistant of the director are making 100k. Think about that for a second. Not a cop, but in the military. How can you even sleep at night knowing you are pulling down 150k, and not even in charge of a fucking department? And at the end, you get a tax free pension? Now lets give you a raise. For what exactly? Geezus man.

8/05/2017 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paywalled. If this is the article i saw going around its from 2016. Still matters. Just not current.

8/05/2017 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death Wish remake movie would have had my money but way too many Caucasian criminals, pure Hollywood liberal fantasy in the twerp murder mayor's savage city...

8/05/2017 04:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's like letting Fredo run things in New York
when the rest of the family goes out West to Vegas
on vacation.

8/05/2017 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know how taxwinkle's camp grounds are doing? Two years ago taxwinkle spent several million to reopen and rebuild camp grounds thru out cook county. These same camp grounds were closed forty years ago due to crime. Just wondering how the tax payer benefits from this deal.

8/05/2017 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...




Madigan, Cullerton, Preckwinkle, Emanuel and Illinois RINOs destroying the middle class.....one tax at a time.



Rauner's extreme? He's not extreme enough. We need a Scott Walker.




8/05/2017 06:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And speaking of taxes...isn't Trump seeking to raise the government's debt ceiling?

8/05/2017 06:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd LOVE to see us tax payers STORM the County Building with pitch forks, torches, and axes, just like in the old time movies...THEN tie these Assholes to a stake...and well...You get the idea....

8/05/2017 07:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in reality, any government job is a case of charity

8/05/2017 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All she knows is how to tax people (and soda).

When was the last time she tried to talk a company into locating in Cook County to become part of the tax base? When was the last time she looked at trying to expand economic development?

Economic Development? What's dat?

I work in the IT industry. Years ago, the potential was there for Chicago to become a leader and increase the tax base. But it was a waste of time talking to the poverty pimps, the politicians and the revruns The business community followed suit but ended up either outsourcing or hiring out of state. Example, now these are contract gigs (non union, at will) but I can make 50, 60 a hour on a contract. Training is minimal, you do need some training but it is very affordable and most of it is free now. I volunteered to run a facility, but unless you are running a facility for anti crime bullshit, you cannot get any assistance Well I gave up and now just help out myself and several friends. But example there are agencies, most in different cities, making millions of dollars doing this. And Chicago has the real estate for data centers and more Amazon distribution centers.

8/05/2017 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Secret unofficial Cook County Board meeting - discussing their latest County initiative
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3boy_tLWeqA

8/05/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Paul Kersey said...

Death Wish remake movie would have had my money but way too many Caucasian criminals, pure Hollywood liberal fantasy in the twerp murder mayor's savage city..
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And I was looking forward to this movie. Forget it!!!!!!







8/05/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Someone here does not like Death Wish.

8/05/2017 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a plan, leave Chicago, Cook county and Illinois as soon as you can with as much as you can. It's the only way to beat them.

8/05/2017 08:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Death Wish remake movie would have had my money but way too many Caucasian criminals, pure Hollywood liberal fantasy in the twerp murder mayor's savage city...

8/05/2017 04:07:00 AM

_____

Right, because white people do not commit crimes and have never rioted....

8/05/2017 08:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In not too many years Chicago is going to be home to the rich who can afford these taxes without blinking an eye and the poor who are on the dole and aren't paying them. The middle class will be gone. Democratic policies are creating the inequality that they claim to be fighting.

8/05/2017 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much does she make? She getting a raise too?

8/05/2017 08:11:00 AM  
Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Heads Up!!!

Uglier than a bag of dicks "Investigative Reporter" Pam Zeckman spotted snooping around the 7th floor hallway just outside the police sign-in room at 26th Street yesterday morning (Friday 04 August).

Also, a poorly disguised "covert" vehicle (mid 2000s Dodge Caravan, White in color and kind of dirty with excessive roof vents and a couple aftermarket antennas. No plates). Had a camera trained on the California side garage entrance/exit, presumably filming pedestrian and vehicular traffic coming and going.

The witch hunt continues.

8/05/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully Trump puts all these crooks behind bars.

8/05/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
In your face and pubic knowledge. The salaries and pensions of public workers are available to look at. But read it while you are in the bathroom. It is disgusting to see how many assistants to the assistant of the director are making 100k. Think about that for a second. Not a cop, but in the military. How can you even sleep at night knowing you are pulling down 150k, and not even in charge of a fucking department? And at the end, you get a tax free pension? Now lets give you a raise. For what exactly? Geezus man.

8/05/2017 01:38:00 AM

Yes Sir !

You have found out what every taxpayer in Cook County needs to know. Most of the County budget goes for salaries and the salaries of many public employees far exceeds their privatge sector counterparts, are often for unneeded jobs, useless and makework jobs. A great example is the County Clerk, Dorthy Brown, who has yet to automate her department. Her department still runs on paper reports and MS DOS computer software so she can hire a whole bunch of useless people to work, patronage at its finest.

8/05/2017 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Raise taxes and redistribute other peoples' wealth - the Dem's preferred solution to everything when they have no other ideas. Unwilling to tackle any legitimate solutions to cure problems and by which to remain in power (teach a man to fish), they resort to handing out money to their voter base (give the man a fish.)

If change is ever to come, it's so far in the future as to be non-existent for this generation and the next. Plan accordingly.

8/05/2017 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is why I can't wait to get the fuck out of this county shithole.

8/05/2017 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

----> SCC: "This reminds us of an old cartoon back from the 1980's:" <----

LOL. SCC, very cool Cartoon you remembered. And it couldn't be any more appropriate for that time, the 1980's, if you can recall just who that 'McDemo' pol is a caricature of.

It's none other than the honorable 'Gentlemen' from Massachusetts, Democrat Congressman Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill Jr.. Speaker of the House from 1977-1987.

The nose, the hair,, and rotund body, was a dead giveaway. Oh, and the fact that like all Dems, Tip O'Neil never met a Tax he didn't like.

8/05/2017 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many high priced patronage workers are in Toni's own office? Many newly hired. Check it out.

8/05/2017 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Use that money to fund the county employee pension funds
to catch up with the years of delinquent funds owed.

8/05/2017 10:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the Dem's do. The whole time telling the "Sheeple" that the Republicans are bad
For everything that they can think of.

8/05/2017 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni:
You're a hypocritical, lying piece of shit.
What a cesspool you run.

Trump refers to draining the swamp. In Crook County's case I liken it to flushing the toilet.

8/05/2017 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet the Sheeple allow this idiocity to continue because they keep voting these thieving, rotten assholes in.

8/05/2017 11:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the time election primary comes around in Mar 2019 many will forget the sugar pop tax lady Porkwinkle and her band of greed driven Commissioners.
Rahm isn't finished with his taxation raises which have to be in place by early next year too.

Next time somebody tells you they're going to be the "reform" candidate...beware.

8/05/2017 11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

private sector = low production , sales = pay cuts
public sector= overpaid employees , to many managers , assistants that work 2-5 hours a day = raise tax on working class , give more welfare to baby mama and sperm donor , be soft on criminals for votes

8/05/2017 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The whole County should revolt against these Dem's, but the media is so busy chasing Russians their not seeing our pain.

8/05/2017 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spend money like its not yours! Oh wait it's not hers to spend.

8/05/2017 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Death Wish remake movie would have had my money but way too many Caucasian criminals, pure Hollywood liberal fantasy in the twerp murder mayor's savage city...

8/05/2017 04:07:00 AM

Too bad the movie didn't take place at city hall.

8/05/2017 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I did not have the chance to comment yesterday about Prickwinkle's $17MIL lawsuit against the IRMA but I will do so now. I was not in the courtroom and I haven't reading the pleadings but here my 2 cents.

The IRMA filed a complaint alleging that the soda tax was unconstitutional. The County no doubt responded with a routine motion to dismiss. The motion - if filed - was obviously denied because the case proceeded.

Then, the IRMA filed a motion for an injunction to prohibit the County from collecting the tax, pending the outcome of the lawsuit. The standard for granting the motion is that the plaintiff must establish at least a reasonable likelihood of prevailing on the merits. The judge must have thought so because THE JUDGE GRANTED THE MOTION FOR THE INJUNCTION.

The IRMA ultimately lost the case and an appeal was filed.

What Pricktinkle doesn't understand - or refuses to acknowledge - is that is was THE JUDGE who granted the motion, and not the IRMA, that prevented Prickwinkle from collecting the tax.

So the bitch responds with a $17MIL lawsuit against the IRMA? Is she out of her mind?

First, the IRMA should respond with a motion to dismiss, which I am sure they will. Second, the IRMA should move for sanctions against the County's lawyer who is representing the County. He absolutely deserves it. Third, someone should file a complaint with the ARDC against the County's lawyer. He is a disgrace to the profession.

This is frivolous litigation at its worst. Pricktinkle is using the unlimited power and finances of the government to harass a private party, without justification. Just who da fuck does she think she is? If that's the way you want to govern, you should move to North Korea.

Toni, you are a disgrace to our race.

Signed,

A black man.

8/05/2017 01:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An article by the tribune stated that there are over 900,000 people on welfare in Cook County and they are exempt from the soda tax. 900,000 people in Cook County on welfare how fucked is that and Cockwinkle has no money. It isn't even a joke it's absolutely disgusting people vote democrat.

8/05/2017 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Death Wish remake movie would have had my money but way too many Caucasian criminals, pure Hollywood liberal fantasy in the twerp murder mayor's savage city...

8/05/2017 04:07:00 AM
Watched the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcwTbfrUKvg

Like the opening words "we gotta talk about whats happening in chicago!" Says it all! This movie could spawn people who are finally realizing the police cannot protect them or their families, concealed carry cards are up, ranges are busy ammo sales up, gun sales up! To think that some people finally will say "enough" and do whatever is needed to being back this city is ludicrous! If you think movies don't make people act think of for example:

Fast and Furious series, how many bought foreign cars put on loud mufflers and stickers thinking they were Vin Diesel and rip Paul Walker!

How about the most famous disco dance movie of all time "Saturday night fever" I was around this era, overnight "disco" lounges opened up, many guys buying Tony Manero (John Travolta) clothing, dance studios busy,disco music playing everywhere yes movies can imitate what could happen!

Sating all that to say this, with the death wish movie opening, crime out of control, the mayor and his crew refusing to obey federal immigration laws costing this city hundreds of millions for policing (Watch and see more crime less police), many are angry and the fuse could be this, not for sure but am definitely seeing this movie!!

God bless the police!! RIP Charles Bronson you had the correct ideas via film!

8/05/2017 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This nonsense has been going on for decades in Crook County and Chicago. The election system is rigged. The same corrupt greedy self serving politicians always get elected. No honest civic minded person could ever get nominated to be on a ballot in this cesspool.

8/05/2017 01:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sue Garza is having a 10th Ward Town Hall on the 15th. Brochure has a picture of Bruce Rauner on a $10,000 bill. It says "A billionaire governor who never thinks about us." They want us to meet the Democrats who will be running against him....JB PRITZER AND CHRIS KENNEDY.
I just can't handle any more. Stupid is as Stupid does. Wake up 10th Ward.

8/05/2017 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets leave this shithole, lets work together

8/05/2017 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the real world, a department manager who has a college degree and with lots of experience in the field, possibly even a graduate degree ( such as nursing) would make between 85-100 grand a year. This manager would work overtime for no extra money and have a lot of responsibility. There is no pension and no health care when you retire. These managers work until age 65 because of this. In the world of county government this manager would make 120-150 grand per year, retire in their 50's for a fat pension, have little to do when they are working, no degree required and possibly not even work in their job description. Theymight even be an assistant to the manager. Lets not even talk about what our educators make as they makethe average working professional look like pikers.

8/05/2017 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will someone please explain to me How the F--k you give raises out when you owe billions of dollars????

Better yet, How the F--k do the voters keep electing these POS!

8/05/2017 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous It's not the bad guys but the politicians. said...

OT. So the department is up to shenanigans still. A family member borrowed our car. Parked it inthe city over night. Woke up and the catalytic converter was stolen. They called 311 to file report. Recieved report and low and behold the secondary UCR...Under $500.00
In who's world can you buy a catalytic converter for under $500.00
CPD, Still killing crime. That should be on the sides of the new squad car paint jobs.

Hey sessions, you want to really stick it to 9.5. Stop all government grants for police until they properly follow the FBI's UCR.
Also, investigate the killing crime angle.

8/05/2017 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Commie government is evil.
Hell awaits dem people.

8/05/2017 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) it is not enough that Christ Hospital is ruined due to all the dogs that are shot and killed now we have him coming from Gary Indiana to Christ Hospital in Oaklawn Illinois!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/crime/ct-pbt-gary-cop-shooting-teen-dead-st-0906-20170805-story.html

Let's hope that people of this country see the movie Deathwish starring Bruce Willis and featuring the crime capital of the United States of America Chicago hopefully God willing people arm themselves and finally realize that the police department cannot protect them and their families!

8/05/2017 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got a call of a mental throwing a 2 liter bottle at the head of a cashier after finding out the price!

8/05/2017 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trouble for stores with Prickwinkle's new soda tax ??
Saturday Mid Morning at the Jewel ...dead quiet .with what is normally bustling time. 2 buyers of cook county tax sodas in entire store .. 1 had the link card.. bought 12 - 2 Ltrs with a tax free link card ...maybe new business... just like the onesies for cigarettes.
Democrats know only to fuck up

8/05/2017 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great news clip on Fox yesterday talking about Chicago Crime . Stop deflecting media

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5532679436001/?#sp=show-clips

8/05/2017 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey sessions, you want to really stick it to 9.5. Stop all government grants for police until they properly follow the FBI's UCR.
Also, investigate the killing crime angle.

8/05/2017 01:50:00 PM

I doubt seriously that any large or small police department follows the UCR requirements to its letter. I came on the job in 1968 and we were killing crime back then by orders of the beat sergeant. The department had review officers at one time to do the same thing, reclassify crimes. The detective division had detectives in review to also reclassify crime. Nothing new here.Following the UCR and reporting crime to the FBI is not a requirement, only a request.

8/05/2017 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger I Fart In Your General Direction said...

Heads Up!!!

Uglier than a bag of dicks "Investigative Reporter" Pam Zeckman spotted snooping around the 7th floor hallway just outside the police sign-in room at 26th Street yesterday morning (Friday 04 August).

Also, a poorly disguised "covert" vehicle (mid 2000s Dodge Caravan, White in color and kind of dirty with excessive roof vents and a couple aftermarket antennas. No plates). Had a camera trained on the California side garage entrance/exit, presumably filming pedestrian and vehicular traffic coming and going.

The witch hunt continues.

8/05/2017 09:06:00 AM
That van is nothing have you seen the small white vans with "apple maps" on the side with cameras all 4 corners and 6 satellite antennas spinning on the top? Let me say this-if you have the chance look inside, i talked to 2 people driving them talk about sate of the art i asked why they seem to be everywhere, they said "cannot say" the video inside is incredible and instantly transmitted via HD and they have sound also, if you have the opportunity to stop and bullshit with them the vans are a telling story! Be careful whatever you do, seems everyone to watching us:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YvAYIJSSZY

8/05/2017 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

An article by the tribune stated that there are over 900,000 people on welfare in Cook County and they are exempt from the soda tax. 900,000 people in Cook County on welfare how fucked is that and Cockwinkle has no money. It isn't even a joke it's absolutely disgusting people vote democrat.

8/05/2017 01:14:00 PM

And half of those people more than likely are able bodied but have a bullshit felony case where they cannot even interview for a gig that would take them off welfare. Our society punishes you for LIFE for minor offenses. I know, it happened to me. But guess what I got a work around. I work pay my taxes and such. Other are not so lucky. The bullshit Safer Foundation wanted me to work for 10 a hour rehabbing homes. Fuck you The local revrun wanted me to assist the youth for minimum wage while he drives a late model SUV and lives in the suburbs. We have a problem in this state. Lack of economic development. But I am sure there are several six figure people in that department though, with full benefits and pension. But you do not want to focus on them. Being on welfare is your concern right?

8/05/2017 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I despise both of them, I'm too pissed off about this to comment further

8/05/2017 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u cannot Pay a gov't employee too much !!! if u don't they'll just quit & get a way way easier & better job with way way better pay & way way better benefits in private industry.

Private industry will pay just about any price to hire a Gov't employee because their track records indicate they are the Best, the Cream of the Crop

if any gov't employee is not making at least a 100k a year in pay & another 50% in bene's on top of that they should quit in a New York minute...then u Chicongoans will realize your mistake !!!

So rooty-toot-toot

8/05/2017 06:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Friday evening, Mary Ann Ahern of NBC-WMAQ-Channel 5 news was a panel member on PBS-WTTW-Channel 11's Chicago Week In Review. She said the sugary-drink tax has been successfully implemented in other places and that 9.5 probably wishes he thought of it before Prickwrinkle. I wonder if the "other places" were being run by the democRATS? Regardless, should we all feel good because other people are getting jammed just like us, except their hosings started earlier?

8/05/2017 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger glenn said...

People should get what they vote for.

8/05/2017 07:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like michael moore said, raise taxes. There's plenty of money out there.

8/05/2017 07:23:00 PM  
Blogger jaye ellis said...

Death wish is arguably the best frustrated White guy, urban movie.

But,

I prefer

True Romance

Tony Scott and yeah, Qeuentin Tarrantio

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3S_qqhL_4A

8/05/2017 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Citizen reader: 6.5% increase and we wonder why we are broke and waive pension contributions. I work in private industry and got 3.5% as a top 1/3 contributor on the merit pay scale in March. Of course then Mike Madigan engineered a 32% income tax hike and I lost $105 each month in increased income tax in July. And people wonder why I cannot wait to move out of IL in 20 months. This is only one example of why.

8/05/2017 08:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Got a call of a mental throwing a 2 liter bottle at the head of a cashier after finding out the price!

8/05/2017 03:04:00 PM

Mental or not he's still able to grasp the insanity of Toni's tax.

8/05/2017 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Use that money to fund the county employee pension funds
to catch up with the years of delinquent funds owed.

8/05/2017 10:57:00 AM

Naaa... She will use it to give the likes of her press guy Frank Shuftan a big raise from his $130K annual take.

And you wonder why Toni and Rahm can control the press...Shuftan was a longtime suntimes guy

8/05/2017 08:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The question is why is anybody working for the county making more than 200,000 a year

8/05/2017 10:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seperate issues? Yah to seperate you from your money

8/05/2017 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because they keep getting raises

8/05/2017 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sugary drinks are consumed more in low-income neighborhoods. So therefore her tax is racists? I mean the liberal, socialist reason for not requiring ID to vote is it would suppress low-income voters?

8/05/2017 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O.T. Hey SCC! It looks like Jackie Wilson (convicted of murders of Officer's William Fahey, and Richard O'brien), has gotten a step closer to being released from prison. He is on a writ from Menard, and is currently housed in Cook County Jail, Division 8.


http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2017-0713197

8/05/2017 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who purchases anything outside of Cook County should save their receipts and circle the tax paid to the other county and send them all to Preckwinkle once a month to show her how much the county is losing.

8/06/2017 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ 8/05/2017 08:04:00 AM nails it.
He speaks the undisputed truth.

Well said my man.

8/06/2017 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

So the tax raise like the state is to give raises

8/06/2017 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger 30 pending and what said...

That van is nothing have you seen the small white vans with "apple maps" on the side with cameras all 4 corners and 6 satellite antennas spinning on the top? Let me say this-if you have the chance look inside, i talked to 2 people driving them talk about sate of the art i asked why they seem to be everywhere, they said "cannot say" the video inside is incredible and instantly transmitted via HD and they have sound also, if you have the opportunity to stop and bullshit with them the vans are a telling story! Be careful whatever you do, seems everyone to watching us

Apple is getting their own maps. I can tell that you pass the dicks test. It says so right on the van. Google it. They are getting away fromthe regular android maps bc waze just became part android. Ao dont start any conspiracies. If you knew how to read and press buttons on a phone tou would of solved the caper of the century. Wow

8/06/2017 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sugary drinks are consumed more in low-income neighborhoods. So therefore her tax is racists? I mean the liberal, socialist reason for not requiring ID to vote is it would suppress low-income voters?

Get a little more information before you comment. Thelow-income neighborhoods don't pay the tax because of the number on food stamps and welfare. They are exempt from the soda tax so I guess the people who consume this unhealthy produce are exempt and can continue their unhealthy ways. I'm sure that the na and pa stores in the ghetto also are not charging the soda tax from the other residents either

8/06/2017 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if a government raised taxes and there weren't any taxpayers left to pay it?

That is your mission. Make it happen. Then you can watch from the outside as it all collapses.

8/06/2017 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad and sad to see all the people shopping and hardly any of them had pop or sugery drinks in their carts. Tbe people aren't buying the stuff, hope tbey keep it up. This tax will back fire on that goat looking bitch. Hope as many that are able cross county and state lines to spend their money. Too bad the stores are going to be hurt.

8/06/2017 08:04:00 PM  

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