Sunday, August 06, 2017

Visual Aid

For those who don't know what the soda tax looks like, about 20 people sent us this picture:


Almost $3 on a $6 purchase. A-fucking-mazing. We're pretty sure that Cook County is approaching the taxation rates where, in 1773, Boston colonists were emptying ships of British tea into the harbor.

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170 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the 18 cent soft drink tax and who gets that?

8/06/2017 12:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Almost $3.00 on a $6.00 purchase? The sprite was $5.99 and then $3.67 total taxes adds to $9.66 total. It is closer to $4.00 in taxes than $3.00 in taxes.

8/06/2017 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missed the extra 3% Chicago tax on soda .. Chicago sales tax rate is 13.25 % on soda.. PLUS $2.88 Crook County soda tax on a 24 pack ..LOL ..fool democrat ,corrupt politicians

Folks if you busy ,, send the kids out to DuPage....short ride on 55 from 08.. buy a couple months supply of soda, without Cook Tax .. Throw in $30 spending money for kids to spend ,, still come out ahead of not paying the Cook County Democrats middle class tax on soda

8/06/2017 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

$3.67 (total tax)/$5.99 (item purchased)= 61.3% tax....

8/06/2017 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Soda is bad for you. Except if you're poor and on LINK, then drink away all you want and use as many paper or plastic grocery bags as you want.

8/06/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Next up, Crook County will make it illegal to break out the soda tax in the receipts.

8/06/2017 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could of saved $3.67, if used the link card.

8/06/2017 12:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why throw pop in lake Michigan when you can just leave the county, or better yet state, and do ALL your shopping at 1/2 the tax rates.

8/06/2017 12:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three bucks a case pays for a lot of gas. Just saying.

8/06/2017 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 2 liter of R/C cola purchased for 99 cents will cost about $1.78. Ridiculous. Toni is too stupid to realize this will be her downfall. Even the black community will revolt against this. It actually a tax that affects the poor inner city residents the most. The ones who can't travel to Will county or Indiana like the white residents in the burbs or outer layers of Chicago. I'm gonna drive to Indiana twice a month to gas up and buy ten 2 liters of pop. Fuc* You Toni

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

What is the $0.18 cent soft drink tax for?

8/06/2017 01:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2.88 + 0.18 = $3.06

Over a 50% tax rate?

Wow! They really want to discourage the poor from drinking sodas. Imagine the positive difference that will have on the obesity and diabetes rates of the poor in Chicago and Cook County. All those people with LINK Cards will be discouraged from quaffing sugar and chemicals by these healthy taxes. Bravo!

Isn't that wonderf... Wait!? What? They don't pay the Tax!?

8/06/2017 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so mr. taxwinkle's tax is a purchased item ?

8/06/2017 01:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sick joke!!!! Why does there have to be any tax? Just buying the product creats jobs. But to pay neatly double in taxes? SICK! Hopefully this person never buys a thing again in cook county. Maybe the media will do a story on this

8/06/2017 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The crystal ball says. Watch for thefts from sodapop trucks.

8/06/2017 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure looks like sales tax was charged on the Toni tax.

8/06/2017 01:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will not be shopping in crook county!!!

8/06/2017 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck this shit hole and fuck all the dirty fucking politicians. The best way to protest this shit is to move away from this DUMP.

8/06/2017 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the .18 cent soft drink tax? When did the Rahm slip that in? Notice that's on top of the county one

8/06/2017 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the twerp murder mayor's savage city two things are certain Death and Taxes...

8/06/2017 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the "county beverage tax" but what the hell is the "soft drink tax"?
After ALL the taxes the total purchase price is almost $10 on a $6 purchase. Wow just wow.

8/06/2017 03:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm doing all my shopping in Indiana!

The drive alone is cheaper than paying the thieving cook county taxes!

Just fill up the trunk, on my once a month trip across state lines!

By the way, Fuck You Rahm and Toni

Da Pelon

8/06/2017 04:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see a lot of grocery stores closing and workers getting laidoff in in cook county!

Bet the farm on this one!

8/06/2017 04:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck needs a 24-pack of Sprite?
At 50% taxation, let the shit go out of date
on the shelf. This is an example of decades
long failed mismanagement and a last straw
attempt to remedy the wrongs of the past
via punitive taxation. It never works folks.
Send your soda tax receipts to the White House.
The soft drink industry has lobbyists. Let them know.
This tax has incompetency and desperation written
all over it. Are the bureaucrats creating an underground
industry wherein soda is transported in from tax friendly
locales, then sold as loosies on the streets?
Mountain Dew is the beverage most frequently out in medical
center vending machines because it fuels the Doctors staying up
all night to save lives. This is really going to come down to
"I can't breathe" in the long run. Really.

8/06/2017 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax on top of a tax, on top of another tax!

This city and county really sucks!

Time to move!

8/06/2017 04:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even Orange juice is hit with the tax what is wrong with these politicians?

8/06/2017 04:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Japanese tourists will stay away in droves.
You lose the hotel room tax, the rental car tax,
the sporting event ticket tax.

8/06/2017 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More proof that Cook county should be broken up in half!

It is too big and wasteful county, run by thieving idiots!

8/06/2017 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its for your health! That's why I'm not buying anything in cook county.

8/06/2017 05:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can the number of items be 2 on the receipt? The tax is now a taxable item itself?

8/06/2017 05:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't mean much to me. I stopped shopping in the city/county years ago. Saving money wasn't the primary objective more so than making sure I don't give those leaches any more to waste. I'm curious what the softdrink tax is.

8/06/2017 06:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link Card people don't pay the tax. Anyway I don't care how much taxes rise. I'm still voting Democratic, because I'm an idiot.

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

I have an idea. Instead of driving to another county for cigarettes and pop, just move .

8/06/2017 06:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A can of sprite is only a quarter before taxes????

8/06/2017 06:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My god. The tax is almost as bad as the crud under that dude's fingernail

8/06/2017 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't do any shopping in Cook county! DuPage is on the other side of the airport. There's a Jewel right on York road.

8/06/2017 06:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It says there were 2 items sold, but I only see the Sprite. Does the County tax count as a sold item?

8/06/2017 06:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I buy everything in Indiana 😂😂😂 everything.

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

It' is a vice tax..

8/06/2017 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's is only taxing a certain segment of the population legal? How is adding an extra 3% tax to other areas legal? Especially when the other areas are predominately white. That's like taxing flaming hot chips in englewood, Gresham, toseland, ETC... hopefully this bites them all in the ass

8/06/2017 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have any friends or family with a Link card?
Offer to reimburse them cash for buying you soda.

8/06/2017 07:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Instead of prohibiting link card users from purchasing sugar drinks and candy, potato chips and other junk foods for more healthy snacks they just exempt them from the tax, this is just PRECWINKLE being afraid of pushing the poor voters over the edge. Fuck this Cook County, I don't drink pop but make my purchase outside Chicago and cook county

8/06/2017 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know where to buy pop in Dupage? Like off of Irving Park? I'll fill up the back of the truck before I pay this jagoffs tax.

8/06/2017 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Don't Tread on Me said...

Plus 18 cents beverage tax, and 10.25 (.61) sales tax...$3.67 on a 5.99 item! And the and the last two taxes are taxed on the sum of the subtotal which includes the cook county beverage tax.

Somehow I know the forefathers didn't have this in mind. Torches, and Pitchforks anyone???

I thought not....

8/06/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why two items?

Soda and tax?

8/06/2017 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tax it again, Tony

8/06/2017 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to do ALL your shopping in surrounding counties or states (if you're close enough)

8/06/2017 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ain't payin' no $3 for the grape pop I'm havin' for breakfast!

8/06/2017 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tax dirty to me

8/06/2017 08:19:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Toni Bullwinkle does not care. The takes care of enough of the great unwashed to sway any election.

8/06/2017 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear Purolator, Brinks, Dunbar and Illinois Armored are now offering their employees 'Special Employment' on their RDO to ride shotgun on Pepsi and Coke trucks.

8/06/2017 08:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 011 District King joined B.A. and myself and drove out to Indiana in B.A.'s van. We loaded up on Soda, Sweetened beverages and water. We also did some grocery shopping while we were out there. With all the savings in Taxwrinkle, 9.5 and Mad-I-gun taxes we were able to buy 2 cases of ammo. We then stopped off at Horseshoe casino and, watched the 011 District King win a small fortune at the table. We had one hell of a day and didn't spend 1 cent in Illinois.

It is well worth the trip to cross the state line.

PS. We even filled up B.A.'s van while in Indiana.

Col Hannibal Smith
A-TEAM

8/06/2017 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I took a nice leisurely drive to a neighboring county with the intention of just buying about a months supply of diet soda. Instead, I ended up buying some other groceries as well (more $ crook county lost out on) along with the 4 2-liters and 3 12-packs of diet soda ($16.00 in total soda). The final tally was $74.53 with only $2.26 tax.

The neighboring counties should send prickswindle a thank you card. They already have signs out advertising that there is no cook county sweetened drink tax and welcoming the new customers.

8/06/2017 08:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Day five.

I have still not bought anything covered by the tax.

When will the geniuses realize this 8s going to cost them sales tax revenue?

Hundred bucks at Costco in Kenosha, ten bucks that does not go to the machine.

Pleasant drive, cheap gas, lower tax, win win.

8/06/2017 08:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The separate "soft drink tax" is from Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago. The city added the tax before Toni Bullwinkle came up with a "beverage tax" of her own. Not to be outdone, Toni made her tax more expensive than the city's tax.

8/06/2017 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just add another 7 cents for a bag! This is crazy even people who don't think right may start thinking right and protest this bull shit!!!

8/06/2017 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retailers should mark their receipts..DEMOCRAT TAX...to get the attention of the crooked democRAT party bosses. Ox maybe the TAXWINKLE TAX/

8/06/2017 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocks! Blow! Soda!

8/06/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Fuck this shit hole and fuck all the dirty fucking politicians. The best way to protest this shit is to move away from this DUMP.

8/06/2017 02:38:00 AM

Would be nice , except for that pesky residency thing that some people say don't bother we'll never get rid of it !

8/06/2017 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What is the $0.18 cent soft drink tax for?

8/06/2017 01:12:00 AM

Rahm's vacation home. Now pay up.

8/06/2017 09:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take all sugary taxed items directly to Customer Service and get a refund. Merchants will get the message fast.
At McDonald's, ask if the Value Meal with drink has a soda tax, then purchase something without a soft drink attached. So much for a $15 am hour job if nobody is buying the garbage.

8/06/2017 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They would love nothin more than
coming up with:

"Well if you're a Cook County resident, avoiding
the tax by shopping somewhere else is "illegal"
and punishable by fine/imprisonmemt."

Sort of like the nasty shit-talk aimed at out-of-city/
out-of-state Police retirees:

"If you're getting a Chicago Police pension, then
you should still be required to live in the city.
Why should you guys be allowed to take all
that "taxpayer money" out of the city/out of
the state?"

The liberal/progressive hates you for exercising
sound judgement/escaping their overreach...

8/06/2017 09:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is how you get Trump...

8/06/2017 09:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That the 870,000 food stamp recipients of Cook counties 5.1 million residents are exempt from paying this tax is all you need to know about who the democrats core constituency has become.

8/06/2017 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget the income tax that they just increase! Property taxes, water bill, City sticker, plate sticker etc. where does it stop!!
The FOP better fucking fight tooth and nail to lift the residency requirement! Only bargaining chip we have.

8/06/2017 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it that the beverage tax appears before the subtotal? This would mean you are paying sales tax on the beverage tax. Something's wrong here, I've seen this on other receipts as well. Can you legally be taxed on a tax? I guess in crook county anythings possible.

8/06/2017 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank Mr Daley for the city tax
he snuck that one in a few years ao
Lars Pilsen

8/06/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Life will take me up to Lake County this week. I plan to stock up AND get it all bagged for free. FU Toni!
-Not a Cop, Just a Mom

8/06/2017 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't pay their currupt taxes! Make the drive to neighboring counties!

8/06/2017 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

receipt says "2" items yet is only for 1...do they really add a nearly 50% soda tax to subtotal & then sales tax that tax?

receipt seems awfully fishy

how about posting some real receipts for "1" item, a 6 pk, a 12 pk or a case of soda pop ?

8/06/2017 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The American Beverage Assn. fight against Porkwinkle isn't over yet.

Beverage companies should just slow and eventually stop deliveries to Cook County.
I don't think there's a contractural obligation for beverage companies/distributors to supply their products.

Restaurants and taverns/bars should be on board too.
There's no end to other creative revenue schemes if this sugar pop tax is allowed to exist.
Because the next beverage tax will be on alcoholic beverages.
Who ever thought the Democrats could tax a tax.

Water tax bills are coming due. Rahm touts the 100,000 Water Meter installations.
Guess what folks, a "per-flush" tax is being studied.

Dump Porkwinkle and her band of loyal commissioners.

8/06/2017 10:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello will county!

8/06/2017 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ordered pizza friday night with the usual so much off and a free liter of cola coupon. The girl asks me if I wanted to add the liter of cola to the order for an additional .99. I laughed and asked her if it was because of the sugar drink tax. She said yes. I declined and told her I don't even drink pop. I drink milk with my pizza. Lol-"liter of cola."

8/06/2017 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And don't double bag it, cause you'll pay another 14 cents.

8/06/2017 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard the next tax that's coming, is a tax on toilet paper. Your taxed per sheet, and every time you wipe your ass. It's time for a revolt like the Boston Tea Party.

8/06/2017 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I can't provide a receipt showing the tax on a pack of cigarettes as I already buy them in Will or Dupage county or IN. But I pay about 6.00 for a pack while I know a few people that buy them here and pay at least 11.00. And I get gas while out there , now I will also grocery shop (not just for pop).

8/06/2017 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went out to dinner on Friday. I drank water I told my wife that I'm not giving anymore money to this county then I have to. At least until my house sells. Then I won't have to give them any.

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

Taxed three times on the same item. That's awesome!!

8/06/2017 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just drive down 55 to shopping area's near Bollingbrook. I timed it from Central, 15 minutes. If I'm going to save 30-40% on purchases in Will County, the short road trip is worth it. If I'm doing business more east, I'll go to Cabelas to buy ammo avoiding the Cook County gun/ammo tax. If I'm purchasing a firearm, I order it on line and have it sent to Bass Pro Shop and pay the transfer fee again avoiding the Cook County Tax. Oh, and gas is cheaper in Will or almost anywhere else then City or County Oh I almost forget, fuck this City, County and the Mayor.

8/06/2017 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe just maybe, the machine voting sheeple will see the light..........

8/06/2017 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, does the "FD" on the soda tax line stand for "Fucking Democrats!"?

8/06/2017 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i sure hope all the keyboard rambos stick to their words

shop out of cook county

do not vote for any incumbent

8/06/2017 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6% raises or Toni and crew days after it goes into effect.

8/06/2017 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fucking howdy doody stroger is laughing his ass off

8/06/2017 11:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we get a real candidate to run for cook county prez??

richard boykin seems ready.......

8/06/2017 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are going back in time. The once a month trip into town to stock up on supplies for the farm. Only now town is anywhere outside cook county, even better if it outside Illinois. Get the 150.00 freezer Menards has on sale. Put some storage shelves in the basement and stock up once a month. Jewel and mariano's dairy expires the day after you buy it. Costco and aldi are usually dated 2 weeks out. Cut out the last minute runs to the corner store.

8/06/2017 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To all my friends in Beverly and Mt. Greenwood part of Tinley Park is Will County and Indiana is an 18 minute drive. Boycott Chicago and Cook County, I been doing it for years.

8/06/2017 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you vote Democrat and more specifically for Preckwinkle hahaha you deserve it. Don't cry.

8/06/2017 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 minute ride to Indiana or 20 minute to Dupage County from now on. Screw this place and the tax and spend democrats

8/06/2017 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"soft drink tax"

MPEA/Chicago City syrup tax...

8/06/2017 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I went to Jewel a day before the tax took affect, the "pop" isle was almost empty, all of some of the Diet Coke product was sold out. Yesterday I went to the same Jewel. The shelves were full, almost nothing gone. I don't know what this means exactly but it don't look good for merchants. The check out kid said nobody is buying soda or any of the other stuff, ice tea etc. what a stupid tax.

8/06/2017 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice,the tax is being taxed? Now you get taxed one cent per ounce and that is added to the subtotal and THEN the city taxes the Cook County tax at 10.25%. Talk about a racket!!!

8/06/2017 12:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does the cashier have to push any kind of "Swear to it" button when "Ouncing up" ? or does bar code provide taxable ounces ?

Fat Finger on a "Swear To It" button can be evidence enough to get you convicted for tax fraud....gotta make an example out of a few cashiers for sure

8/06/2017 01:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That soft drink tax is countywide and has been in effect for probably 25 years.

8/06/2017 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God damn!

8/06/2017 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Johnny Kass 's column today hits on the head . 2 democrat constituencies .. link carders and the wealthy with their $9 Starbucks, don't pay the Cook County,Il soda tax .. only the middle class is stuck paying the tax tab .. once again

Crook County ,Il Revolt folks!!!! .. or more taxes with just be layered on the Illinois middle class.. by democrats..

8/06/2017 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is another thing I think that Toni fails to account for. Not only will people drive outside the county to make their pop purchases to avoid the tax, they will also be stocking up on a whole lot more, like cigs, liquor, food and clothing while they are there. Ain't exactly like they are just buying their pop and then return to Cook County to do the rest of their shopping. And why would they? EVERYTHING is a whole lot cheaper once you're outside of Crook County, so why not make the most of it? I know I would, and in fact I do. I think the economic impact is going to be a whole lot bigger than Prickwanker expects.

Tip of the iceberg, as they say.

8/06/2017 02:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to Dupage county the other day to avoid all the taxes. Ended up buying over $300 in groceries along with "sugary drinks" So now cook county missed out on more than just me buying sugary drinks. Local businesses lose to on other items. Also got gas too. The best thing for businesses in surrounding counties are Chicago and Cook County politicians. What dopes they are.

8/06/2017 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the "FD" after the $2.88 Cook County Tax entry stand for?
Fuckin' Democrats!

8/06/2017 02:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in other news.

New state holiday.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/345523-illinois-makes-barack-obama-day-a-state-holiday

8/06/2017 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFLMAO.......keep voting for the same people and expect different results.

8/06/2017 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love shopping Will County.

8/06/2017 03:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peckerwanker is by far worse than Daley at his peak.

8/06/2017 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony's finer foods
The irony

Fuckin Liberals disgust me
This....is why Trump won. This way of governing. The past 8yrs. They don't know how to do anything else.

8/06/2017 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/cook-county-toni-preckwinkle-profile/Content?oid=3513655

It's interesting to read this article from her beginning days as president. 6 yrs ago. All the lies. All the figures, proposed figures. All the names, some of which are locked up. So corrupt. So damn corrupt. What a failure.

8/06/2017 04:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck pop , PBR me.

8/06/2017 05:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible to buy it online to avoid the tax?

8/06/2017 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That soft drink tax is countywide and has been in effect for probably 25 years.

8/06/2017 01:14:00 PM
...
Nope. That's a home rule city of Chicago tax.

http://www.revenue.state.il.us/businesses/taxinformation/sales/softdrink.htm

8/06/2017 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ordered pizza friday night with the usual so much off and a free liter of cola coupon. The girl asks me if I wanted to add the liter of cola to the order for an additional .99. I laughed and asked her if it was because of the sugar drink tax. She said yes. I declined and told her I don't even drink pop. I drink milk with my pizza. Lol-"liter of cola."

Your pizza place is also trying to rip you off. 99 cents for a liter of pop. A liter is 33.8 ounces. The penny an ounce would be 34 cents, even a 2 liter would only be 68 cents

8/06/2017 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Costco:
$9.99 for a 24 bottle case of Propel "water." Tax $4.05. Do they really think we're going to consistently pay this? They're going to lose more money by everyone going outside of CC to shop for all their goods. Greedy stupid democrats.

8/06/2017 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our founding fathers would have tarred and feathered these crooked politicians of today.

8/06/2017 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah in dupage county?

8/06/2017 07:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

psst,hey bro wanna buy sixpack coke

8/06/2017 07:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I roll my own cigarettes #1.00 a pack.

8/06/2017 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The citizens are leaving in droves to not be robbed or enslaved so there is no one to pay their salaries. Now the people still here will have to pay for those who have moved. Most businesses would cut back on staff which would mean cut the Alderman not just city and state employees.

8/06/2017 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Rod Steele said...

i admit i don't know any of the details of this new tax...but when i bought a couple boxes of protein shakes at Costco today(Crook Cty), i was told by the cashier at checkout that each box (which cost $20) now gets taxed $2 ... the thing that surprised me was that each of these 12 oz. protein shakes has a grand total of ONE gram of sugar ! W. T. F.

Oh yes, by the way, munch on my marble sack Toni & Rahm (and the rest of you dirty scumbag politicians....your day IS coming , so enjoy your crime & thievery now while you can !! )

8/06/2017 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nursing home residents who get $30/month from their SSI as spending money are being hit with this tax at the pop machine.

The Cook County board "should be ashamed of itself, but lacks the capacity."

*

8/06/2017 07:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Reusable bag?" USGI LC-1 rucksack. Drink anything but Cook County pop.

So there.

8/06/2017 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let us not forget. The vote was even yes/no on the soda tax. The wrinkled wang wallet cast the deciding vote. She/it owns this tax. Remember that for the next elec......oh never mind.

8/06/2017 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's coming to be like when I was a kid hanging out behind the liquor store trying to get someone to buy us beer. Now I hang out by the Jewel trying to get someone with a Oh S.N.A.P. card to buy me pop at the cheaper rate.

8/06/2017 08:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
So Instead of prohibiting link card users from purchasing sugar drinks and candy, potato chips and other junk foods for more healthy snacks they just exempt them from the tax, this is just PRECWINKLE being afraid of pushing the poor voters over the edge. Fuck this Cook County, I don't drink pop but make my purchase outside Chicago and cook county

8/06/2017 07:58:00 AM

The only people (or folks) that are exempt from the C.C Soda tax are those that use SNAP....since Federal Law prohibits taxing SNAP purchases.

Why you can buy luxury items with SNAP is something that has always bugged me though.

Finance Guy on a Bike.

8/06/2017 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will CPD be ordered to pull over cars whose drivers are "suspected" of having been over the border buying stuff, thus dodging the various taxes?

"License, proof of insurance, and grocery receipt, please..."At this point I don't think I am that off-base.

- Not a LEO

8/06/2017 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Concerned Citizen said...

This tax is outrageous, but it would not surprise me to see the ill-informed liberal voters re-elect Preckwinkle for another term!

However, this tax will not generate nearly as much money as Preckwinkle claims it will and receipts from other sales and restaurant taxes will decrease, as other have suggested. I go to the same fast food places I frequented before the soda tax, although I did not purchase any soda now as I refuse to pay this tax. So the overall amount of sales tax I paid was less than it would have been prior to the soda tax. I feel particularly badly for the restaurants as many of them have such tight margins that some will lose a lot of money and may go out of business. So the county will also receive less in income tax from businesses which fail as a result of this tax! I suspect that this tax will be repealed within the next two years

8/06/2017 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad riddle: What one item can you buy at a $1 Store and end up paying almost $2 for it? A 2 liter bottle of Coke and the sales tax and sugar tax will almost double the price...

8/06/2017 09:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Then over here you have to pony up $42,000+ to send your kid to Loyola but if your here illegally it's free:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-arrupe-college-loyola-university-met-20170805-198-story.html

Excerpt:Arrupe's students are among the city's most vulnerable — and not just because they often cannot afford tuition. Many students or their parents are living in the U.S. illegally and face the threat of deportation. Some experience homelessness or food insecurity. Others are young parents. Many live in crime-plagued neighborhoods, have lost close relatives to gun violence and avoid taking late-day classes because they are afraid to use public transportation at night.

Free housing,food,school,health care while rahm took away health care from Chicago police officers retirees, and is shorting police pension fund and boldly violating federal immigration laws costing the city millions in lost revenue from the government for police officers and equipment great job the carnage at all time highs and this is done! Insanity is alive and well here!

8/06/2017 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
That soft drink tax is countywide and has been in effect for probably 25 years.

8/06/2017 01:14:00 PM

You...are dumb.

8/06/2017 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

8/06/2017 09:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please...! It's for the children...more $ will go to the schools for Pete's sake! More money for dumber kids!

8/06/2017 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

Will gladly pop open the trunk as soon as you show me the warrant. End of case and no search. You cant get probable cause to search a car because you say someone in a suburb. How many people have been arrested for buying cigarettes in Indiana , let alone a surrounding suburb
Plus if you are stupid enough to open the trunk, you deserve to have the pop confiscated

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

Anonymous Rod Steele said...
i admit i don't know any of the details of this new tax...but when i bought a couple boxes of protein shakes at Costco today(Crook Cty), i was told by the cashier at checkout that each box (which cost $20) now gets taxed $2 ... the thing that surprised me was that each of these 12 oz. protein shakes has a grand total of ONE gram of sugar ! W. T. F.

Toni could give one shit about the amount of sugar. It's all about collecting tax revenue

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

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.
8/06/2017 09:56:00 PM

Holy moly! What year are we talking here? 1800's?

8/06/2017 11:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do all my shopping in Arizonal

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

Realizing many of the posters here are frustrated here are some nuggets that are overlooked. First, SNAP users are unable to purchase a freshly cooked rotisserie chicken and prepared meal. Yes that is true. That is cheaper than a uncooked chicken. Second, Starbucks and other premium coffee establishments are also exempt from the tax. Think about for a second. So in reality, what would bring in the most money? SNAP or the average Starbucks consumer? And here is a list of other taxes and fees that are outrageous that we all pay and get nothing for Hotel tax (25%), parking fees, city sticker, state sticker, license, bottled water. We all get it. I will never receive a pension. Speaking of pensions, so where is the lawsuit against Vanecko for stealing your money?

8/06/2017 11:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

receipt says "2" items yet is only for 1...do they really add a nearly 50% soda tax to subtotal & then sales tax that tax?

receipt seems awfully fishy

how about posting some real receipts for "1" item, a 6 pk, a 12 pk or a case of soda pop ?

8/06/2017 10:21:00 AM


Welcome to Chicago and the Rahm common core accounting system......

8/06/2017 11:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just drive down 55 to shopping area's near Bollingbrook. I timed it from Central, 15 minutes. If I'm going to save 30-40% on purchases in Will County, the short road trip is worth it. If I'm doing business more east, I'll go to Cabelas to buy ammo avoiding the Cook County gun/ammo tax. If I'm purchasing a firearm, I order it on line and have it sent to Bass Pro Shop and pay the transfer fee again avoiding the Cook County Tax. Oh, and gas is cheaper in Will or almost anywhere else then City or County Oh I almost forget, fuck this City, County and the Mayor.

8/06/2017 11:41:00 AM


You drove down 'obamaer highway' you mean........

8/06/2017 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I roll my own cigarettes #1.00 a pack.

8/06/2017 07:18:00 PM


We known, your cancer specialist told us....

8/06/2017 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTENTION: Rahm taking the forefront of a group of
U.S. Mayors standing up to Sessions on the Sanctuary
City issue. He needs to be busted for treason, RICO,
accepting Federal funds with NO intention of upholding
U.S. law, and being the defacto leader of like-minded
cohorts. Round them all up and jail them with no bail.
Rahm is equivalent to the fat man from N. Korea saying
fuck you to the United States.
This issue flourished for 8 years as Obama looked the
other way. Time to stop it or cut off Federal Funds.

8/06/2017 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Don't do any shopping in Cook county! DuPage is on the other side of the airport. There's a Jewel right on York road.

8/06/2017 06:24:00 AM

Thanks for the heads up. The Jewel is located at the corner of Grand Avenue and York Avenue. I checked Google maps and it's right outside of Cook County. Kept thinking that York was the dividing line having worked at O'Hare, it's actually Mt. Prospect Road (County Line Road further south). Information appreciated. Google didn't list Jewel when I looked for grocery stores on their map earlier.

8/07/2017 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

8/06/2017 09:56:00 PM

Recall that authorities were busing Illinoisans bringing back fireworks about 15-20 years ago. Even if Preckwinkle and Rahmulus wanted to do this, good luck since we all have Illinois plates on our vehicles.

8/07/2017 12:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody that lives in 008, just do like I did. Take 55 South and get off Countyline Road (north). Make a left on 55th street and go to the jewels in claredon hills, Dupage county. Buy all your soft drinks, beer, smokes..water.. groceries over there, with all the plastic bags you need. And make sure you fill up on gas at the BP just 2 blocks away from jewels. Fuck Crook county.

8/07/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the closest place to buy soda out of cook county ? From 16 or 22 or 15 districts

8/07/2017 12:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

They better bring a search warrant to search my car.

8/07/2017 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New pool. Which district will have the first theft of a soda truck.

8/07/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a question: if every Republican in Cook County who normally votes in the Republican primary pulled a Democratic primary ballot in 2018 would there be enough numbers to elect a primary challenger to some of these Democratic County office holders , in particular prickwinle and dart? Whoever the Democrat nominee is is going to win in the general election so we might as well try to get rid of some of these assholes for another asshole.

8/07/2017 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to just drink water. Or is air and water going to be fair game too?

8/07/2017 03:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Idiots running Illinois will probably make it a statewide tax to "level the playing field". Stupid is as stupid does.

8/07/2017 04:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 items: two 12 packs = case.

8/07/2017 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"" receipt says "2" items yet is only for 1...do they really add a nearly 50% soda tax to subtotal & then sales tax that tax?

receipt seems awfully fishy

how about posting some real receipts for "1" item, a 6 pk, a 12 pk or a case of soda pop ? ""
---------------------------------------------------

The receipt is real !

The County Beverage TAX is counted as the second item and is taxed along with the pop.

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

I only shop in Indiana, but again, I have a second home (wink wink) there.

8/07/2017 07:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nymous said...
Anonymous Anonymous said...
So Instead of prohibiting link card users from purchasing sugar drinks and candy, potato chips and other junk foods for more healthy snacks they just exempt them from the tax, this is just PRECWINKLE being afraid of pushing the poor voters over the edge. Fuck this Cook County, I don't drink pop but make my purchase outside Chicago and cook county

8/06/2017 07:58:00 AM

The only people (or folks) that are exempt from the C.C Soda tax are those that use SNAP....since Federal Law prohibits taxing SNAP purchases.

Why you can buy luxury items with SNAP is something that has always bugged me though.

Finance Guy on a Bike.

8/06/2017 08:38:00 PM

He wears shorts......

8/07/2017 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm's welcoming city - where illegals get freee SNAP cards and are immune to paying a sugar tax.

8/07/2017 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Took a nice drive to Merrillville IN yesterday for lunch and ended up shoppiny too. Tons of stores and everyone is nice to you. If you need a quick trip, Hammond is also good stop for Walmart, Cabalas and other stores further south on Indianapolis. Also hitting farmstands on the roads up there for fresh produce during the summer. Gassed up before heading home. Only thing is we found ourselves getting depressed once we crossed back into Illinois. We go to Indiana 1-2 times a month. Not giving these thieving politicians another penny.

8/07/2017 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Is it possible to buy it online to avoid the tax?

8/06/2017 05:32 PM
Anonymous said...
Is it possible to buy it online to avoid the tax?

8/06/2017 05:32:00 PM


Depends on which online retailer you buy from.
Some don't charge any sales tax, but they usually have a markup to begin with . . . and some of them bend you over brutally on the shipping charges. (Stateville style, no lube, from lights out to wakey-wakey time)

Let's see . . . Google Coke 12 pack . . . switch to "shopping" tab . . . (1st item at top of page) click . . . compare prices . . .

Staples $14.49 + $0.77 tax + $9.95 shipping
Uh . . . no thanks.

Walmart - S and K Wholesale, LLC
$17.01 No tax Free shipping
Pffffft! Eat me raw through a Flav-r-straw!

CudaKitchen.com $17.99 no tax + $22.48 shipping - Gobble my gonads!

Bonanza - panther44's booth $20.00, no tax,
free shipping . . . I'll pass

Bonanza - Best Deals Boutique's ...
$20.56 No tax Free shipping . . . Best Deals? Really?

groceryeshop.us $20.92 No tax +$3.99 shipping
Blow me

ConcessionSite.com $17.99 No tax +$22.48 shipping . . . Fuck off and drown in a vat of dinosaur diarrhea

ShopFoodEx.com $18.99+$0.47 tax +$9.99 shipping . . . Why not just be honest and do this at gunpoint?

Those are my first page results. Not many deals to be had online. Since you still have to make the trip for your perishable items anyway, why bother?

Some of youse guys need to make a few friends at the local distributor and bottling plants, capiche? 'tis the Chicago Way after all . . .

8/07/2017 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

They better bring a search warrant to search my car.

They will never get search warrants not practical or feasible also for probable cause the po will have to saw he saw you purchase the pop. If a search does not produce pop in the trunk the officer just committed perjury procuring the warrant Also big difference between going from state to state versus driving into a suburb next to chicago

8/07/2017 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody that lives in 008, just do like I did. Take 55 South and get off Countyline Road (north). Make a left on 55th street and go to the jewels in claredon hills, Dupage county. Buy all your soft drinks, beer, smokes..water.. groceries over there, with all the plastic bags you need. And make sure you fill up on gas at the BP just 2 blocks away from jewels. Fuck Crook county.

8/07/2017 12:50:00 AM

The store has a big sign on the outside. The name is all over those plastic bags you mention. They have commercials on the radio and tv. The fucking name is Jewel. Jewels are what you should be kicked in when you say it wrong. Do you know anyone who lives on Woods street? Do you go to Mac Donald's? Does your moms shop at the jewels too? You drive one of those Dodge entrapments? Oh, and it's Clarendon Hills. Reading isn't really all that hard.

8/07/2017 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

Will gladly pop open the trunk as soon as you show me the warrant. End of case and no search. You cant get probable cause to search a car because you say someone in a suburb. How many people have been arrested for buying cigarettes in Indiana , let alone a surrounding suburb
Plus if you are stupid enough to open the trunk, you deserve to have the pop confiscated

8/06/2017 11:03:00 PM

You missed a key part of the story, Mr. Roadside Lawyer. They watched them buy the liquor and load up the cars. If they see you buying the "contraband" and tossing it in your trunk, they don't need a warrant. This is real life, not a Jay-Z song. Please tell me you're not the police.

8/07/2017 12:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Realizing many of the posters here are frustrated here are some nuggets that are overlooked. First, SNAP users are unable to purchase a freshly cooked rotisserie chicken and prepared meal. Yes that is true. That is cheaper than a uncooked chicken. Second, Starbucks and other premium coffee establishments are also exempt from the tax. Think about for a second. So in reality, what would bring in the most money? SNAP or the average Starbucks consumer? And here is a list of other taxes and fees that are outrageous that we all pay and get nothing for Hotel tax (25%), parking fees, city sticker, state sticker, license, bottled water. We all get it. I will never receive a pension. Speaking of pensions, so where is the lawsuit against Vanecko for stealing your money?

8/06/2017 11:13:00 PM

Why do I care if they can't buy a cooked chicken? SNAP shouldn't even exist. How many handouts do you think people need? They already scam the welfare, social security, and LINK card programs. Now they get SNAP to take advantage of too. The rest of the law-abiding, tax-contributing, job-having citizens already pay for the lion's share of these freeloaders' existence: rent for their section 8 apartments, healthcare, education, cell phones, etc. Meanwhile, these "poor" people keep buying their Escalades, big screen TVs, drugs, expensive clothing and jewelry, and whatever other nonsense luxury items. So they can't buy a cooked chicken with this specific portion of the free money they're given for scamming the system? Boo fucking hoo. My heart bleeds for the useless leeches. Why don't you buy them a rotisserie chicken? Maybe they'll rob you when you try to hand it to them.

8/07/2017 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long till a spike up in Tractor/trailers laden with Sugary beverages get hijacked.

Lines awaiting the Dope-man are going to be replace by the hoards waiting for the POP-MAN!
Have a few Suburban copper friends who have related to me that Cargo theft is a HUGE problem. Logic dictates this will happen! OK, not logic but years of ghetto experience.

8/07/2017 02:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I remember when Ohio Tax Commission agents used to sit on the border and watch Ohioans cross the Ohio River at Cincinnati, buy liquor at Kentucky's SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER prices, then come back across the river. They got busted, liquor confiscated, sizable fine.

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

8/06/2017 09:56:00 PM

I wonder how many "Bandit" Edition Trans Ams ISP has been spotting on the area expressways lately . . .

8/07/2017 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Freeze pops are also taxed.
What is perkwinkles plan she won't be reelected does she qualify for pension?

8/07/2017 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8/07/2017 12:15:00 PM

You take your jewels to seriously. Although your editing is correct. Chicago speak although not acceptable for a term paper, just in case you're writing. Colloquialisms do add flavor to a "Shicago Blog". In my southside neighborhood we say "Jewels", That west burb off 55, Claritin hills!, yeah dat one! Loumis not Low miss, you know east of woods!

Harvard on The Lake

8/07/2017 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed a key part of the story, Mr. Roadside Lawyer. They watched them buy the liquor and load up the cars. If they see you buying the "contraband" and tossing it in your trunk, they don't need a warrant. This is real life, not a Jay-Z song. Please tell me you're not the police.

So you are saying if I'm in Indiana visiting my brother in law and on the way home I stop for a few cases of pop they can stop my car, search it and confiscate the pop
Roadside lawyer thinks there is no law on the books that states a Cook county resident has to buy his pop in Cook county. Don't need to be a lawyer to figure that out. Soda tax law says if you buy your soda in Cook county you will have to pay 1 cent an ounce tax
I don't have a map of Cook county. How do I know what county I'm in when I walk into Jewel. There will be no enforcement of this.
Case you were talking about is in Ohio where there have laws and enforce them penalties
Can't spend any more time, am studying for my GED so I can go to college and then law school. It's getting harder because I have to shake the tail on my car and then look over my shoulder in Jewel to keep the soda pop agents from arresting me

8/07/2017 05:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those days are long gone, thankfully, but I'll lay dollars to donuts it won't be long until the same damned thing starts in Crook County. "Pop open that U-Haul, boy, we think you got you some bootleg Coca-Cola there !!!".

By the way, what is the fine for buying pop outside Cook county. You think residency is restrictive, now Toni is going to tell me where I have to buy my pop. Will never happen and there won't be any agents watching you

8/07/2017 06:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8/06/2017 11:03:00 PM

You missed a key part of the story, Mr. Roadside Lawyer. They watched them buy the liquor and load up the cars. If they see you buying the "contraband" and tossing it in your trunk, they don't need a warrant. This is real life, not a Jay-Z song. Please tell me you're not the police.

Roadside lawyer here. So you think if I buy some pop aka contraband outside of cook county these agents can search my car and confiscate the pop.
Please tell me you are not the police if this is real life to you. Wish you luck when when in real life you do this.
This is real life. You make me want to laugh

8/07/2017 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You missed a key part of the story, Mr. Roadside Lawyer. They watched them buy the liquor and load up the cars. If they see you buying the "contraband" and tossing it in your trunk, they don't need a warrant. This is real life, not a Jay-Z song. Please tell me you're not the police.

If this is real life what do they do with the contraband?Take it home?. What rd number? what charge covers this real life crime? What's the bond? The fine? Sounds to me like you have been being the real life police and confiscating a few beers from the kids drinking beer at the beach

8/07/2017 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you are saying if I'm in Indiana visiting my brother in law and on the way home I stop for a few cases of pop they can stop my car, search it and confiscate the pop
Roadside lawyer thinks there is no law on the books that states a Cook county resident has to buy his pop in Cook county. Don't need to be a lawyer to figure that out. Soda tax law says if you buy your soda in Cook county you will have to pay 1 cent an ounce tax
I don't have a map of Cook county. How do I know what county I'm in when I walk into Jewel. There will be no enforcement of this. 
Case you were talking about is in Ohio where there have laws and enforce them penalties
Can't spend any more time, am studying for my GED so I can go to college and then law school. It's getting harder because I have to shake the tail on my car and then look over my shoulder in Jewel to keep the soda pop agents from arresting me

8/07/2017 05:57:00 PM

To you and the other "lawyers" questioning my response, I was responding to someone who thought police need a warrant to search a vehicle when they already know it contains contraband. This was in response to the guy who thought the liquor situation in Ohio would be replicated here with the pop tax. I don't hold the delusional belief that police will be posted up on the border, watching people buy Pepsi, and then stopping them to search their vehicles and arrest them for dodging the pop tax. I was simply responding to the idiotic idea that the police would need a warrant if such a thing were ever to occur. My point was illustrated nicely when various Illinois police agencies stopped vehicles returning from Indiana to seize illegal fireworks. They weren't getting search warrants, and they didn't need them. They watched people buy the fireworks, load them into their cars, and then drive into Illinois. It's called probable cause. The police know what that is. I'm sorry you all don't. Please educate yourselves.

8/08/2017 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To you and the other "lawyers" questioning my response, I was responding to someone who thought police need a warrant to search a vehicle when they already know it contains contraband. This was in response to the guy who thought the liquor situation in Ohio would be replicated here with the pop tax. I don't hold the delusional belief that police will be posted up on the border, watching people buy Pepsi, and then stopping them to search their vehicles and arrest them for dodging the pop tax. I was simply responding to the idiotic idea that the police would need a warrant if such a thing were ever to occur. My point was illustrated nicely when various Illinois police agencies stopped vehicles returning from Indiana to seize illegal fireworks. They weren't getting search warrants, and they didn't need them. They watched people buy the fireworks, load them into their cars, and then drive into Illinois. It's called probable cause. The police know what that is. I'm sorry you all don't. Please educate yourselves.

Very well written What I think you meant to say was that various Illinois police agencies SAID they watched people buy fireworks in Indiana and didn't need a warrant to search the car. Most people weren't aware that Illinois police went into Indiana to witness these purchases, especially the ones in marked cars who made the stops in Illinois. My guess would be that most people would not purchase the fireworks in Indiana with an Illinois marked squad sitting there in Indiana, if they are even allowed to go to or enter Indiana for that purpose. I would also imagine that quite a few cars were stopped entering Illinois and were told they were observed buying fireworks and that because of that a warrant wasn't needed and they were more than happy to allow the search because the truck was empty. How could that be, we saw you make the purchase and put the fireworks in the trunk but they are not there. But you are probably right, Illinois officers enter another state for this purpose.

8/08/2017 08:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a week I take the family to Lake County. Visit some friends and do our shopping. Zero dollars spent in Chicago or Crook County. ZERO!

8/08/2017 11:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you don't think Toni can enact a Cook County ordinance covering evasion of county tax in the time it takes you wipe your ass then you are crazy. It's probably never gonna happen, just because it's impractical, but don't be so fucking dense to think that it can't be done.

8/09/2017 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
If you don't think Toni can enact a Cook County ordinance covering evasion of county tax in the time it takes you wipe your ass then you are crazy. It's probably never gonna happen, just because it's impractical, but don't be so fucking dense to think that it can't be done.

You are contradicting yourself. You say it won't happen because it's impractical but in the same sentence you say people are dense that it can't be done
Bottom line, its not happening

8/09/2017 07:41:00 PM  

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