Thursday, February 20, 2014

Pop Tax - 1¢/oz.?

Sen. Hunter
Should Illinois tax soda pop at 1¢/oz.?

Don't legislators have something more important to do? Like, maybe, fix the pension crisis?

What the heck is wrong between their ears? Is there anything there but sawdust?

Sen. Mattie Hunter (Senate D-3) and Rep. Robyn Gabel (House D-18) are scheming to add a one-cent per ounce tax to your soda. Add 12¢ to each can of Pepsi you drink. Or that 2-liter bottle of Pepsi? Add 67¢!!!

HB5690 requires distributors to add the tax, so don't get mad at Jewel-Osco or Walgreens.
Rep. Gabel

Want to give them your 2¢- worth and tell them to earn their big bucks for their part-time jobs by doing something worthwhile?

Sen. Mattie Hunter
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Ste. 102
Chicago, IL 60616

Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-18)
820 Davis St., Ste. 103
Evanston, IL 60201

And if you want to see something that will really make you sick, go to the General Assembly website ( and look up the bills sponsored by your elected senator or representative. Remember that this is our government at work. Forget all about less government. This is nuts!


Big Daddy said...

Gus, you just don't seem to get it. THEY know what's good for Gus, not Gus ! Get with the program.

Gus said...

Ohhh, I forgot. Thanks for the reminder, Big Daddy.

It's a good thing that the Prim bash in Cary on Monday night is before the Cook County Dums can make headway on the 1¢/oz. tax. Interesting how they want to tax at the wholesaler level, not where it would anger voters directly.

Sort of kills the good deal of 99¢ for a 2-liter bottle of Pepsi. Add 67¢ and thank Gabel & Hunter. NOT.