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

Crook County, Illinois soda tax is fueling “free” health care, pensions

By John Ruberry I've written a couple of columns at Da Tech Guy, one here and one here, about Cook County's hated one-cent-per-ounce soda tax championed by County Board President Toni "Taxwinkle" Preckwinkle, a left-wing Democrat. But the question I've been only alluding to here and on my own blog is this one: Why is … Continue reading Crook County, Illinois soda tax is fueling “free” health care, pensions

Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Could it be that the deep-blue residents of America's second-most populous county, Cook County--Chicago is the county seat--have had enough? Probably not, at least yet. But serious dissent may be bubbling as the effects of Cook … Continue reading Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

GOP Standout against the New Gas Taxes in Gardner MA

Today in Gardner MA Kirsten Hughes the Chairwoman of the Massachusetts GOP joined a small standout local standout in the center of town to increase awareness of the new increases in the state Gas Tax: The small group held signs and got a generally positive reception from drives who came by Former state rep Rich … Continue reading GOP Standout against the New Gas Taxes in Gardner MA

Marty Lamb and Gas Taxes to Infinity & Beyond

I ran into Marty Lamb former legislative & congressional candidate in Massachusetts and he talked with me about the new upcoming Massachusetts Gas Tax designed to go up every year no matter what. Remember Massachusetts you are doing this to yourself.

Why would anyone stay in Massachusetts who can leave?

Scarecrow: What happened? Cowardly Lion: Somebody pulled my tail. Scarecrow: You did it yourself. The Wizard of Oz 1939 Via Right Wing Granny Massachusetts continues to jump the Shark of Liberalism: Right now, a committee consisting of 3 House and 3 Senate members are meeting to negotiate the differences between the two tax bills. It … Continue reading Why would anyone stay in Massachusetts who can leave?