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The state of illinois issued lay off notices to hundreds of employees because the sweetened beverage tax was delayed

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But my question to the state of Illinois is,  "If you are willing to lay off these positions,  do we really need them in the first place?"

 

In case anyone is lost the Cook county beverage tax that was supposed to start on the 1st of July has now been pushed through. But due to the delay Cook county is supposedly out 17 million dollars that it would have made off just 28 days of this tax. Now, due to the delay,  supposedly hundreds of workers whole we seem to not need will possibly be out of jobs. 

 

Just seems like more fluff for Illinois. Stop wasting our tax money,  then you will not need to raise taxes. 

 

 

 



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All governments waste money. That's the only thing they're good at. So, if you want them to stop wasting tax money, you're going to need to abolish government.



Just another reason why taxes should be handled on the federal level. God I hate state rights.



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VAMatt said:
All governments waste money. That's the only thing they're good at. So, if you want them to stop wasting tax money, you're going to need to abolish government.

Good idea. But we're going to have to abolish capitalism too while we're at it



vivster said:
Just another reason why taxes should be handled on the federal level. God I hate state rights.

Why?  The federal government is even worse than many of the state and local governments in the US.  



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VAMatt said:
All governments waste money. That's the only thing they're good at. So, if you want them to stop wasting tax money, you're going to need to abolish government.

What entity doesn't waste money?



KLAMarine said:
VAMatt said:
All governments waste money. That's the only thing they're good at. So, if you want them to stop wasting tax money, you're going to need to abolish government.

What entity doesn't waste money?

The difference is we are forced to pay taxes or we are thrown in the government's cage. At least when a company waste money or an organization that's on them.



Snoopy said:
KLAMarine said:

What entity doesn't waste money?

The difference is we are forced to pay taxes or we are thrown in the government's cage.

You aren't forced to pay taxes. You could go live out in the wilderness away from the infrastructure paid for by taxes.

Snoopy said:

At least when a company waste money or an organization that's on them.

People still lose their jobs there.



Given how high the taxes are in Illinois even before this new tax, it really makes me wonder what the hell they're spending it on to still have budget issues...

Government spends so inefficiently :(



I haven't been to Illinois in quite some time but I'm going to Chicago in a week, but what the heck are they spending taxpayer dollars on?