Wednesday, September 19, 2007

 

Chicago Going to Eleven?!!!

From ABC7 Chicago

One Cook County commissioner (Joan Patricia Murphy) wants to increase the county's portion of the sales tax, and if approved, the sales tax in Cook County would go up to 11 percent....

"If they support some other revenue increase, then, that could help fill the gap. But maybe we still would need a sales tax, but as stated maybe not two percent, maybe 2.5 percent. We need to make sure we keep the system going," said County Board President Todd Stroger.

Emphasis mine. This system is bad and benefits those in power who think raising taxes is better than cutting spending. Cutting spending would reduce their power. Raising taxes keeps the system going and thus keeps their power.

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