AIllinois 'Sneaker Tax' Would Fund Youth Job Programs

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    • Nov 2012
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    No. Luxury or vice taxes are one thing -- when you buy a product that has those attached, it's a product that isn't basic. But sneakers? No.
    • Dec 2012
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    Why do I get the feeling that the revenue from this tax will head straight to chitown and politicians coffers...
    • Aug 2012
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    "And since youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers, says Davis, the tax would be levied on those who'd benefit the most from his efforts."
    That's the most asinine statement....."youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers" Just how do "youth" buy sneakers....from the money they make in the coal mine? Jeez
    Ya know, why don't these "politicians" just shackle all of us to the grind stone....and work us until we die. I guess 2day I'm on my "tax revolt" kick.....
    • Sep 2012
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    The people in Illinois are probably going to look at taxing breathing next. Its an endless stream of proposals coming from that area.
    • Dec 2012
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    If Illinois really wanted to make some money they could start by taxing gangstas and street thugs.
    • May 2012
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    Glad I don't live in Illinois, that entire state is quickly becoming a cesspool of tax & spend, not to mention the crime-infested dump of a city called Chicago....Nope, they can have it. I for one shall do no business with the State of Illinois.
    • Aug 2012
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    TheJimmy wrote: #5
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    If Illinois really wanted to make some money they could start by taxing gangstas and street thugs.
    LOL.....and just how did they bring Al Capone to his knees......tax evasion! What the FBI couldn't do, the IRS could.....
    • Jun 2012
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    TheJimmy wrote: #5
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    If Illinois really wanted to make some money they could start by taxing gangstas and street thugs.
    Are you saying that the Feds should get their cut of the criminal activities? Oh wait, this is IL, they already do.

    Anyone taking bets on when and for what the next governor will be indicted?
    • Jan 2013
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    stepped_in_it wrote: #3
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    "And since youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers, says Davis, the tax would be levied on those who'd benefit the most from his efforts." That's the most asinine statement....."youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers" Just how do "youth" buy sneakers....from the money they make in th...
    My 7 year old certainly doesn't pay for his own shoes!
    • Dec 2012
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    stepped_in_it wrote: #7
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    LOL.....and just how did they bring Al Capone to his knees......tax evasion! What the FBI couldn't do, the IRS could.....
    @stepped_in_it Exactly right
    • Aug 2012
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    Tax $1000+ shoes too since it seems thats the only way we can recover money lost by the banksters.
    • Jul 2012
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    More taxes...yay.
    • Aug 2012
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    norezen wrote: #11
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    Tax $1000+ shoes too since it seems thats the only way we can recover money lost by the banksters.
    Money never is "lost"....it's only shuffled from one pocket to another!
    • Nov 2012
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    Tax tax tax.. Welcome to Obama Era
    • Jul 2012
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    very few things like this go only to where it is said to. someone will be robbing from the pot,most likely those who came up with the scam.
    • Dec 2012
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    I am predicting an increase in online purchases for sneakers coming from the Illinois area once this tax is put in place..
    • Sep 2012
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    Of course this is the state of Illinois, they tax everything there rather than cut spending, so very Democrat Party modes operandi! Note to self, do not move to state with Dem. Mayors, or Governor, they simply raise taxes, tax the air you breath, tax your shoes, tax your windows and anything else they can rather than cut expenses. Note to all would be thieves, go to Chicago to break and enter, the police have put the city on notification that they will not be able to respond to 911 calls unless there is bodily harm. Great, now all the B & E artists know they can do what they will, the police will not show up and the home owners are not allowed, by law, to have a gun. B & E just got easier and risk free.
    • Sep 2012
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    stepped_in_it wrote: #3
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    "And since youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers, says Davis, the tax would be levied on those who'd benefit the most from his efforts." That's the most asinine statement....."youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers" Just how do "youth" buy sneakers....from the money they make in th...
    Face it, this is what the dems. do. They tax everything, we call it being nickeled and dimed to death. It's common to Dem. Mayors and Governors, see CA, Il, NY etc. Republican governors LOWER taxes and lower expenses and their states are busy and have lower unemployment rates. Now, certainly WE can see the correlation, why can't the left? Oh, right, they want the hard working to "pay their fair share" so they can continue to spend over 70% of their revenues on entitlements. That doesn't leave much left over for other spending.
    • May 2012
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    stepped_in_it wrote: #3
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    "And since youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers, says Davis, the tax would be levied on those who'd benefit the most from his efforts." That's the most asinine statement....."youth are the biggest purchasers of sneakers" Just how do "youth" buy sneakers....from the money they make in th...
    Welcome back over to the small government way of thinking. We thought we lost you for a minute.
    • Nov 2012
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    They're trying to implement a VAT tax with this, which won't work in this country.

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