Friday, August 11, 2017

Toni Fucks Up Big

  • Cook County's sweetened beverage tax has landed the state in hot water with the feds, potentially causing roughly $87 million in federal food stamp money to be withheld, Illinois officials said Thursday.

    The problem: Purchases made with federal food stamp benefits are exempt from the soda tax under federal law, but Cook County has allowed retailers to tax those purchases and provide refunds as a workaround for stores that haven't been able to program their point-of-sale systems.

    Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Services, the federal agency overseeing the SNAP food stamp program — officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — warned Illinois that federal money could be withheld if the problem isn't fixed.

    USDA officials told the county the regulation was "unacceptable" in a phone call in late June, according to its memo to the state.
So not only is Toni going to lose tens of millions over the next months as people shop elsewhere and sales tax revenues dwindle, she needlessly jeopardized $87 million that she needs to buy off her voting base. This is why you're seeing commissioners in open revolt, attempting to save their own jobs in the face of a wave of taxpayer rage. We have only one question:
  • How is in the name of all that is holy did Rahm convince Toni to make such a monumental blunder, thereby undercutting her hold over the Board AND her prospects for mayor?
The single biggest beneficiary of this debacle is Rahm, removing his biggest threat from the playing field.

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62 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the 1000 county jobs says preckwingle... fuck her, I don't show her respect to correct her name.... anyways, 1000 CC employees should be fired because they don't have work ethic. Go to county building and the wait is worse than the post office

8/11/2017 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni sue the retailer now... they are intentionally fucking this tax up

8/11/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is amazing!! I've never seen so much outrage over this tax. Total strangers bitching about it to each other while shopping. Everyone is shopping outside cook county now. The politicians will pay at the voting booth on this. The Jewel in Dupage county just over the border is packed. And people are buying a lot more than "sugary" drinks. I just bought $75 worth of Gatorade there and then decided to buy another $220 in groceries that I normally would have bought in cook county. Stupid politicians.

8/11/2017 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm is God awful, but this Prickwinkle would be the death of Chicago, even faster than this little 9 1/2 digit cock roach.

8/11/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds threaten to withhold 86 million to the State
for a County Tax and some sphinters become strained.
The Feds threaten to with millions from Chicago for
being a Sanctuary City and Mayor Rhamacide wants
to spend our money by filing a lawsuit.
Is this insanity?

8/11/2017 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY4LGECbjTg

8/11/2017 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.... can someone explain why in 025 that when a car that starts at 1530 is asking for relief to make it back in time for checkoff from a hospital detail they are told they have to wait for midnights to relieve them. However when walking into the station 2506B and 2506C are on their way out heading to their personal vehicles to go home for the evening. Hey 2550 Sgt. E.R. can you answer this? Can anyone work the 06 cars and get the same deal as long as your the Sgt?!
025 3rd watch

8/11/2017 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did Rahm pull this off? As a nerdy teenager, he was
steeped in Shakespeare. You know, Julius Caesar and
Brutus, and all that stuff. He also worshiped Niccolò Machiavelli,
considered to be the father of modern political science.
Toni is playing checkers while Rahm is playing chess.
Rahm also picked up political tactics and strategy while in D.C.
Don't mess with a man who always dines in an Italian restaurant
or Goodfellas diner on June 21st, the day Machiavelli died.
Rahm knows history and always pays his respects.

8/11/2017 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not very bright people running this place. That's why it's in such a financial mess.

8/11/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Blogger Baby"G" said...

There is no real reason or indication that Toni intends or intended to run for Mayor. She is neither a Spring Chicken or Rooster and over 70 years old at this time. She may have wanted to Sponsor the minority candidate to defeat Rahm, but it will not be Jesus Garcia, who was also a supporter of the soda tax. Now, I am serious on this: I can see a someone from outside of politics running, and that would be "Chance" the Rapper. And before you start laughing consider that he Gave of his own wealth over a million dollars to CPS. He has forged a credible "working" relationship with Rauner. In addition, he is a Bridge Builder between Millennial Whites and Blacks who could not afford to get into Lollapalooza! My prediction is that Chance the Rapper will run against the "Raccoon", and become to Rahm what Bernie was to Hillary. Remember, last time, Rahm was forced into a Run Off by an Unknown, and Rahm had 57.3% Black support. Any opponent who plays upon the suppression of the McDonald video, especially if that candidate is Black will Demolish Rahm's Black support, especially in a Three Way race. In addition, the election will be Post the Van Dyke trial whatever that outcome. In California they are not laughing at the Rock's political ambitions. Arnold spoke English like a Nazi, and he was elected governor of California twice. Al Franken is in his second term in the U.S. Senate, and his prior employment was as a clown on Saturday Night Live. Remember the Governor who was known as "Jesse da body" Ventura? The President had a T.V. show; so why is Chance for Mayor hard to believe? What were Rahm's credentials prior to his election; Gate Keeper? Can anyone name Rahm's accomplishments as a Congressman from Chicago? I can even give "Chance" a slogan: "Hey Bro, Why Not Take a Chance on "Chance"? This is No Joke, especially if they throw in Dart as a Great White Mope, I mean Hope. Baby "G"

8/11/2017 02:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Preckwinckle would never run for mayor. She would back a handpicked candidate like she did with Foxx though. Controlling the Cook Co. board, sheriff's department AND the city. Why would she settle for just one?

8/11/2017 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This woman is evil"
Toni was Obama's Alderman when he moved from Hyde Park
to South Kenwood in June 2005.
In August 2012, Dr. Nancy Jones, former head of the Cook County
Morgue, declared "This woman is evil" regarding Toni's handling of
the management and budgeting of the Morgue, which had led to
alleged bodies piling up and filthy conditions.
source: Wikipedia

8/11/2017 02:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Snort, giggle,
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

8/11/2017 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously she never watched "Married with Children," where Al successfully fights the Beer Tax.

8/11/2017 03:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surprised we haven't seen LINK Card riots yet.

Some people are just too damned entitled to their entitlements, and get a little ornery when they don't like it.

8/11/2017 03:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, Bensenville! I'm sorry my former mayor uprooted you and pretty much defaced your entire existence for a failed airport experiment. I see you are located in DuPage county. Can I interest you in some increased grocery shoppers from the NW side?

Thanks,
Mr. Fuh Q. Tonirahm

8/11/2017 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these the only choices we have for mayor next time around? Toni Prickwankle and Raccoon Eyes?

8/11/2017 04:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big Tone would quash the twerp murder mayor in a bare knuckle fight...

8/11/2017 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the father of Chance the Rapper works for Rahm.

8/11/2017 05:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if Rahm wanted this to happen, he's not getting my vote.

8/11/2017 06:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Make sure spend lots of money presenting the bud biliken parade. No expense spared.

8/11/2017 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, Ms. Prickwinkle can, A) blame others and B) give herself a raise somehow! Wow!
Is she related to Daley? (sarcasm)

8/11/2017 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT.... can someone explain why in 025 that when a car that starts at 1530 is asking for relief to make it back in time for checkoff from a hospital detail they are told they have to wait for midnights to relieve them. However when walking into the station 2506B and 2506C are on their way out heading to their personal vehicles to go home for the evening. Hey 2550 Sgt. E.R. can you answer this? Can anyone work the 06 cars and get the same deal as long as your the Sgt?!
025 3rd watch

Oh this has to be RL and KC playing their ball less leader Sgt Pancakes. These two notorious scammers befriended this idiot Sgt just to abuse him to leave early. The rest of us on 3rd watch can't even get lunch. Fat Tony knows about this and won't do anything. Coward.

8/11/2017 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Someone in 025 has their panties in a bunch. Quit complaining. There are worse places to work. At least you can get a good Polish meal.

8/11/2017 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

n August 2012, Dr. Nancy Jones, former head of the Cook County
Morgue, declared "This woman is evil" regarding Toni's handling of
the management and budgeting of the Morgue, which had led to
alleged bodies piling up and filthy conditions.

Dr. Jones should have saved some of that blame for herself. She managed the morgue horribly.

8/11/2017 07:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Feds warned Toni, Tone, Tony on June 28 that Crook County was going to be violating Federal Laws. June 28, not July 28, not August 8. Fortunately for the Crook County Crew, there doesn't seem to be criminal law penalties for doing this, only civil law penalties.

The only ones that will get hosed are Crook County Taxpayers that have to fund the $87 Million in Entitlement Dollars that the Feds take away. Ain't no way the $87 million get taken away from EBT Link Carders.

And this Democrat Party Idiot wanted to sue the Illinois Retailers for trying to block this ILLEGALLY Implemented Tax?

8/11/2017 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont worry SCC

rahm is still on my vote out of office list

his bag tax is just as bad as the pop tax

fuck both rahm and toni

vote for anybody but them!!

8/11/2017 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Trump!!

8/11/2017 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are welfare reciepents allowed to purchase soda with food stamps? When did soda become a staple of life?

8/11/2017 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupid is as stupid does.

8/11/2017 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Baby "G"'s got the idea! Chance's the one in 2019!!

8/11/2017 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting that someone mentioned Chance the Rapper as a potential candidate. I'm not a fan of his music and his dad works for Rahm, but he seems like one of the few celebrities who gives a shit about the city and wants to see it do well. And that's rare.

8/11/2017 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're giving Rahm too much credit and Toni not enough. Toni-types are quite capable of fucking shit up all on their own. I see it every day. They seem to specialize in it.

8/11/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget this Democratic party lickspittle's 5 cents per round ( 3 cents for .22's) ammo tax. Every day Cabelas in Hoffman Estates takes a couple of shopping carts full of ammo back to the shelves because people who don't know about the tax cancel their purchases at the register when the clerk informs them of the tax.

8/11/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chance the Rapper! GO Baby!
What's the deal with the "3" on his cap?
I can just picture a sit down with Trump.

8/11/2017 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaymz said...

And it all crashes down
And you break your crown
And you point your finger
But there's no one around
Just want one thing
Just to play the queen
But the castle crumbled
And you've left with just a name
Where's your crown, Queen Nothing?

8/11/2017 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Appears that if you give a liberal democrat enough rope, they'll hang themselves.
(Or create a glorious society like North Korea!)

J.J.

8/11/2017 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Toni Preckwinkle has proven she is incapable of balancing a budget and needs to be banished. It's cheaper to buy beer than soda in Cook County, therefore it must be "healthier". Drink up kids!

8/11/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all Northsiders, it's a 50 min. ride to Kenosha shop at Woodman's for groceries a great store and the employees are polite it's an employee owned store. No tax on food, so if a case of pop is $4.99 that's what you pay $4.99 no extortion tax. Just paid $2.13 gal at Costco in Kenosha. All the stores are 1 to 2 miles east of 94. Regards Stagger Lee

8/11/2017 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor is not that smart to have a crystal in his tiny dancer head to see the soda tax was going to fuck up his competition. But the Dem's should have figured with the state tax, city taxes and this soda tax; enough is enough and my prediction, watch what happens during the next election.

8/11/2017 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That phrase "Supplemental Nutrition" always gets me. I've never seen anyone at a food pantry or using Link at the store who looks poorly-nourished. Didn't they just do a study where they found out people spent a very large portion of their food stamps on sweetened drinks and snack food?

8/11/2017 10:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hello, Bensenville! I'm sorry my former mayor uprooted you and pretty much defaced your entire existence for a failed airport experiment. I see you are located in DuPage county. Can I interest you in some increased grocery shoppers from the NW side?

How do you know what part of Bensenville is in Cook county and which part is in DuPage county. It like most adjoining suburbs still has a part in Cook county. Hate to go shopping there to discover I'm the store is in Cook county. Same with Elk Grove. Below us an exert from wikopedia

Bensenville is a village located near O'Hare International Airport in DuPage County, Illinois, with a portion of the town in Cook County. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 18,352. Wikipedia
Weather: 73°F (23°C), Wind W at 8 mph (13 km/h), 67% Humidity

8/11/2017 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Dart.

8/11/2017 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got a robocall asking if I would consider supporting "Baby G" for Mayor. It looks like he is now seriously considering entering the race.

8/11/2017 10:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Knee jerk taxation is the only solution to maintaining a lazy, malcontent, inefficient and bloatedgovernment agency.
Every year since who knows when, does Cook County claim a deficit.
Every year rather than trim excessive spending they expand.
Then they threaten layoffs to essential public safety positions.
Every tax increase brought pay raises to the upper management.
Cook County has enough time on their hands to figure out a five year plan...unfortunately it all about raising taxes.

Even a Cook County employee should know better to support crazed buzzard PudWrinkle.

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

Toni is another University of Chicago know it all. Don't you know.

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

Not to worry, Toni. Rahm will just sue the feds about this, too!

8/11/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous DaveL said...

Toni sue the retailer now... they are intentionally fucking this tax up

Yeah, that'll stem the bleeding of businesses in Cook County.</sarc>

8/11/2017 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prickwinkle , Illinois, Crook County democrats own the Crook County soda tax mess.. LOL
Toni Stroger's chief of Staff, says County soda tax is in compliance .... Yea tell the Feds to kiss it .. like Democrat commissioners always tell COOK County taxpayers
Don't let Cook County democrats steal more tax money from working middle class taxpayers
Shop outside Cook County ......Revolt

8/11/2017 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously she never watched "Married with Children," where Al successfully fights the Beer Tax.

8/11/2017 03:08:00 AM
This 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtIRnp2f_l8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spIrhYfwi5c

How true it is!

8/11/2017 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Rahm is God awful, but this Prickwinkle would be the death of Chicago, even faster than this little 9 1/2 digit cock roach.

8/11/2017 12:21:00 AM

I'd make sure to vote for Rahm if she was on the ballot. NW and SW side residents would be even worse off with her.

8/11/2017 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to see one of the pols who voted FOR the tax being photographed or videoed shopping outside the county.

- Not a Chicagoan

8/11/2017 02:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Thank God President Trump won, no more bullshit like barry and rahm show:

North Korea threat: Pentagon says ready to 'fight tonight,' as Trump shows bomber pics

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/11/north-korea-threat-pentagon-says-ready-to-fight-tonight-as-trump-shows-bomber-pics.html

It is about time we put the animal in north korea away, away forever, all the barry years all the threats and the weakness that barry demonstrated, now lets hope that same strength is shown to rahm and the lawless carnage filled city of Chicago! Make the arrests of the "leaders" who violate federal law, lock up the democrats and lets make chicago "safe again!" God bless the police!

8/11/2017 03:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxwinkle now a National joke, with her failing soda tax.. so are useless Democrat Cook County ,Chicago pols

What will be the over /under on crook County Sept 1st soda tax collections.. for August ?

Mine guess?.. $5 Million Dump Toni Stroger, Cook County democrats

8/11/2017 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USDA officials report that they informed County officials in a June conversation that the tax as it was to be imposed was unacceptable. According to the County spokesperson in typical Cook County fashion, we didn't think it really applied to us. You know, you told us, but just like Rahm and the Sanctuary City bullshit why do have to play by your rules. Maybe if we just go ahead and do it you'll forget about it.
Now, the County doesn't know what to do because retailers are unable to distinguish which purchases are to be made by SNAP (welfare) or average suckers on the street. Even though the County wanted to immediately refund the tax to SNAP buyers, the USDA finds that violated the policy and the County officials knew it.
Now there is the talk of withholding the $87 million in Federal money. See if there is any sympathy in the Trump Agriculture Department.
Typical big City Democratic bullshit.

8/11/2017 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us not forget that Toni has a Chicago Pension as well as her six figure salary to by her soda pops with.

8/11/2017 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Baby G: 24 year old Chance the Rapper for mayor? I'm not a fan of Rahm in the slightest but really? Chance isn't a police fan either so he can stick to mediocre music for suburban teenagers.

8/12/2017 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm will strong every city merchant with aisles of unpurchased pop to 'donate' it to the crowds gathering for Saturday's BubBililken parade.

8/12/2017 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not vote for that stupid woman. She got into office by repealing a tax implemented by Todd Stroger and I knew it was only a matter of time until she restored the tax and that is why I did not vote for her. The sheeple in this city are too stupid.

8/12/2017 07:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prepwinkle wanted to pass a Law that Property owners can't turn down people with Section 8.

8/12/2017 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter the outcome Toni will still have her good looks going for her. ♠️

8/13/2017 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

No matter the outcome Toni will still have her good looks going for her. ♠️

8/13/2017 05:39:00 PM

"URK!
Cough-Kaff-Kak-GAG!"

Gawdamighty...

A visage like one of the great stone heads
on Easter Island that one...

8/13/2017 10:40:00 PM  

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