Monday, April 6, 2009

How taxes are really determined

From the Chicago Tribune:
Great moments in candor:

The subject was ever-increasing cigarette taxes, and the guest on WGN-AM 720 Wednesday morning was Cook County Board President Todd Stroger.

Host John Williams asked: Isn't it unfair to keep targeting smokers with tax increases?

"That is the American way," Stroger replied. "And the way that it's generally done is, you find some group that's small enough where they can't beat you up, and you tax them and you tell everybody else, 'See? We didn't tax you.' "

1 comment:

Lynn said...

I propose we tax Cook County Board Presidents at a rate of 110%, and see how long he thinks that's a good idea...