Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Overtaxed residents of Cook County, where Chicago is, are finally waking up. After decades of being slapped by tax after tax--folks are fighting back. Last week the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to repeal a … Continue reading Long quiet Chicago area taxpayers push back–and win in soda tax battle

Say “Thank You” Massachusetts

One year ago drivers in the United States in general got an unexpected gift from the laws of supply and demand.  The US fracking boom which has caused the US to become the #1 energy producer in the world forced a reaction by the Saudi’s that dropped the price of fuel in the US in … Continue reading Say “Thank You” Massachusetts

Senate Republicans Learned Nothing – Gas Tax Edition

By Steve Eggleston Thanks to the fracking boom (no thanks to President Obama and his eco-nuts on that) and the Saudis attempting to do to said boom what they did to the Soviets in the 1980s, the price of gasoline has plummeted. In fact, most of the stations in the Milwaukee area are charging less … Continue reading Senate Republicans Learned Nothing – Gas Tax Edition

It’s a Trap: “I voted to repeal that Indexed Gas Tax” edition

Yesterday I led with the Indexing of the Gas Tax that is included in this years budget bill. It's the worst of all possible taxes because it will automatically go up every single year without the necessity of a single vote by a member of our 82% Democrat legislature. We get one chance to stop … Continue reading It’s a Trap: “I voted to repeal that Indexed Gas Tax” edition