The following article appeared on The American Thinker on August 4th
Ever since Sean Connery uttered the words "the Chicago way," the rest of humanity has been on notice that a different rulebook applies to the territory around the confluence of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. "He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue! That's the Chicago way." The boundaries of this moral universe apparently extend all the way to the county line, as Cook County Board president Toni Preckwinkle has filed a jaw-dropping lawsuit.
If David Mamet were ever to pen a sequel to The Untouchables, the line "actions have consequences" would be the perfect coda to a scene in which violent retribution takes place. And make no mistake: Preckwinkle's lawsuit is about nothing other than vengeance, as the Chicago Tribune editorial board thunders today in an editorial titled "Preckwinkle doubles down on foolish: Vengeance is mine, sayeth the soda taxer."
|Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel Believes ALL Taxes are Good!|
Since Obama bag-boy Rahm Emanuel was elected Mayor of Chicago in 2011, taxes for the average Windy City resident have risen appx. $1,700 per year. (Through 2016.) The budget for the city went from $6.2 billion to $8.2 billion through 2016.
As the article states, the "health measure" purpose of the tax is clearly a crock. Like the majority of taxes, it's a money grab, pure and simple. Ed.