Proposed Tax Hikes Fleece Taxpayers

Published December 13, 2007

Triple the sales tax, double taxes on gasoline and parking, boost the property tax, hike taxes on telephones and utilities – even tax bottles of water. The total tax hike sought by Cook County Board President Todd Stroger and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley tops $1.17 billion.

Until citizens rebel against the hirings of cousins, crooks and cronies, the awarding of rigged and no-bid contracts, the turning of blind eyes toward criminals who call themselves cops, and the use of “economic development” in wealthy areas while rundown areas languish, those who receive no government paychecks, contracts or subsidies will see their wallets emptied by Stroger, Daley, and their minions. Steve Stanek ([email protected]) is a research fellow for The Heartland Institute.