Preckwinkle wants $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

Oct 18, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Chicago Tribune

The tax on pack of smokes would rise by a buck in Cook County next year, which would leave Chicago with the second-highest per-pack tax in the nation, under County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's new budget proposal.

Comments
21 - 40 of 42 Comments Last updated Oct 27, 2012

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#27 Oct 18, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney/Ryan 1912
I don't blame you, I would want a time machine also.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#28 Oct 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
<quoted text>
That is funny...THE GOP...TAKING US BACK TO SLAVERY AND SECOND CLASS CITIZEN AMERICA..........lol..
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:

1.Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
2.SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
3.Solyndra ($535 million)*
4.Beacon Power ($69 million)*
5.AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
6.Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
7.SunPower ($1.5 billion)
8.First Solar ($1.46 billion)
9.Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
10.EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
11.Amonix ($5.9 million)
12.National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
13.Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
14.Abound Solar ($374 million)*
15.A123 Systems ($279 million)*
16.Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
17.Johnson Controls ($299 million)
18.Schneider Electric ($86 million)
19.Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
20.ECOtality ($126.2 million)
21.Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
22.Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
23.Mountain Plaza, Inc.($2 million)*
24.Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
25.Range Fuels ($80 million)*
26.Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
27.Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
28.LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
29.UniSolar ($100 million)*
30.Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
31.GreenVolts ($500,000)
32.Vestas ($50 million)
33.LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
34.Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
35.Navistar ($10 million)
36.Satcon ($3 million)*
*Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.

but but but we didn't have money for security in Libya.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#29 Oct 18, 2012
The shitty public union pensions need it. Talk about the 1 percenters. The same public union scumbag teachers that are 25th in math and science . While the rest of us have to scrap and save to pay taxes so the scumbag teachers can retire with hundreds of thousands of dollars and plenty of great benefits,.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#30 Oct 18, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
The shitty public union pensions need it. Talk about the 1 percenters. The same public union scumbag teachers that are 25th in math and science . While the rest of us have to scrap and save to pay taxes so the scumbag teachers can retire with hundreds of thousands of dollars and plenty of great benefits,.
You poor pathetic cry baby. Wawawawawa
http://ephemerist.files.wordpress.com/2008/07...

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#31 Oct 18, 2012
in NYC they're almost $16 bucks a pack at some places.
in NY they're about $13 bucks a pack.
.
don't like it?
roll your own, or quit smoking
.
.
and I agree with the earlier post about a "fat tax", but I would say that it should be levied against non-essential foods (chips, sodas, prepared foods), not butter though, the human body needs fat, otherwise it craves empty-calorie carbs.
marchan

Pittsburgh, PA

#32 Oct 18, 2012
i wonder how many 401s AND IRAs and pension money. not to mention tax money FUNDED these , 36 , it appears businesses cant afford federal, state and county taxes, a work force of mandated employees, an make a profit. just like the 47% of americans who have fallen of the CLIFF.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#33 Oct 18, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
The shitty public union pensions need it. Talk about the 1 percenters. The same public union scumbag teachers that are 25th in math and science . While the rest of us have to scrap and save to pay taxes so the scumbag teachers can retire with hundreds of thousands of dollars and plenty of great benefits,.
Check this out,we have been paying over $4 per gal for god knows
how long already our taxes are the highest,sales property,payroll
commuting,transportation,you name it? Now this Bull Sh&t??? This
is the plan Obama has for all of us,to force his extreme leftwing
Ideaology upon us...

CHICAGO (CBS)— Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s budget plan relies on new or higher taxes on cigarettes, ammunition, guns, and gambling machines, but also fulfills her 2010 campaign pledge to eliminate an unpopular sales tax hike enacted by her predecessor.

CBS 2&#8242;s Susanna Song reports Preckwinkle’s proposed $3 billion county budget will include a $1 a pack tax hike in cigarettes as a way to help close a $268 million budget deficit. The tax hike is estimated to raise $25 million in new revenue for the county.

Preckwinkle is also pushing for an $800 annual tax on every slot and video gambling machine in the county. And she’s calling for a nickel tax on the sale of every bullet and a $25 tax on the sale of every gun.

Take a good look at the future folks,Obamas Disciples at work in a taxed to the hilt,And
Broke assed Illinois!!! Is this how you really
want to live???

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#34 Oct 18, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I don't blame you, I would want a time machine also.
Why? You couldn't go much further backward.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#35 Oct 18, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Why? You couldn't go much further backward.
Why Latinas are backing Obama - Alejandro Escalona (DIERSEN: Obama and the Democrats promote a) amnesty, b) mass immigration from Mexico, c) giving preference to Hispanics, d) bilingualism (Spanish), e) dependency on government, f) promiscuity, g) out-of-wedlock birth, h) abortion, j) homosexual activity, k) class warfare, l) and worse. Obama and the Democrats shout at
Hispanics that Republicans, especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, and non-veteran, cause all the problems that Hispanics have.)
http://www.su ntimes

Why are liberals Bat Sh&t crazy???? And do we really want another 4 years???

“Happiness comes through giving”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#36 Oct 18, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
Why Latinas are backing Obama - Alejandro Escalona (DIERSEN: Obama and the Democrats promote a) amnesty, b) mass immigration from Mexico, c) giving preference to Hispanics, d) bilingualism (Spanish), e) dependency on government, f) promiscuity, g) out-of-wedlock birth, h) abortion, j) homosexual activity, k) class warfare, l) and worse. Obama and the Democrats shout at
Hispanics that Republicans, especially Republicans who are conservative, White, male, older, non-poor, and non-veteran, cause all the problems that Hispanics have.)
http://www.su ntimes
Why are liberals Bat Sh&t crazy???? And do we really want another 4 years???
I offer to help you pack.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#38 Oct 19, 2012
anneutral wrote:
in NYC they're almost $16 bucks a pack at some places.
in NY they're about $13 bucks a pack.
.
don't like it?
roll your own, or quit smoking
.
.
and I agree with the earlier post about a "fat tax", but I would say that it should be levied against non-essential foods (chips, sodas, prepared foods), not butter though, the human body needs fat, otherwise it craves empty-calorie carbs.
I think they should tax liberal lies........we would payoff the deficite in six months.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#39 Oct 19, 2012


I don't smoke but I'm AGAINST this TAX ON THE POOR.



Obama is a Real Scumbag for Adding More Taxes on the Poor.

Rofls

New York, NY

#40 Oct 19, 2012
Things from Chicago:

1) Pizza
2) Gangsters
3) Corrupt Politicians

OBAMA IS NO PIZZA!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Richmond, VA

#41 Oct 19, 2012
Rofls wrote:
Things from Chicago:
1) Pizza
2) Gangsters
3) Corrupt Politicians
OBAMA IS NO PIZZA!





I agree.


Obama is the Greatest Evil.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#43 Oct 19, 2012
Mother of slain diplomat: 'My son is not very optimal, he is very dead'...

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#44 Oct 19, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>I think they should tax liberal lies........we would payoff the deficite in six months.
are you projecting?
corman

West Mifflin, PA

#46 Oct 25, 2012
now that the ROLL YOUR OWN machines are illegal,."ITS TAX TIME". i figure its only a matter of time before taxes will be 5 times higher than the PRODUCT is worth.next a nice tax on COUPONS REBATES,SAMPLES AND EVERYTHING ELSE..

Since: Dec 08

Medina, TX

#48 Oct 26, 2012
corman wrote:
now that the ROLL YOUR OWN machines are illegal,."ITS TAX TIME". i figure its only a matter of time before taxes will be 5 times higher than the PRODUCT is worth.next a nice tax on COUPONS REBATES,SAMPLES AND EVERYTHING ELSE..
Where did you hear RYO machines are illegal?
corman

Vandergrift, PA

#49 Oct 26, 2012
was in a tobacco store a few weeks ago,and they were removing them.owner said a new law was passed. he did not say wheather it was A STATE LAW or A FEDERAL LAW. but he was pissed
corman

Vandergrift, PA

#50 Oct 26, 2012
Send Feedback
.
Site Tools
Sponsored By:
.
.
An Update on Commercial RYO Machine Legislation
By Thomas A. Briant
Tobacco E-News | June 5, 2012
State legislatures continue to adopt bills that regulate commercial roll-your-own cigarette machines. So far during 2012, eleven states have enacted laws that range from licensing RYO retailers, to paying an equivalent tax that is assessed on traditionally manufactured cigarettes, to outright banning the operation of the commercial cigarette rolling machines.
The states that have enacted new laws this year include the following:
Arkansas: The new law that went into effect on January 1, 2012 prohibits the operation of commercial RYO machines
http://www.cspnet.com/news/tobacco/articles/u...

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Barack Obama Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Barack Obama, our next President (Nov '08) 10 min Stu Rumsfeld 1,100,580
BARACK OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE: Suit contesting... (Jan '09) 36 min Joyce 177,410
West Plains billboard depicts Obama wearing a t... (Oct '08) Aug 28 Dr. Phil 1,003
Congressman: Get Ready for Immigration Move Fro... Aug 27 Shinichiro Takizawa 37
Ole Miss frat suspended, noose suspects kicked out (Feb '14) Aug 26 swedenforever 15
Cornel West: Obama just a another neoliberal op... Aug 25 Rock 2
Capital Journal Daybreak: Pressure Mounts on Ob... Aug 25 Captain Yesterday 3
•••
Enter and win $5000
•••

Barack Obama People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••