Thank you for HEARING the residents of Cook County! This tax is unnecessary, unfair and flat out ridiculous! The fact that LINK card holders will be exempt from this EXTRA tax is a slap in the face! Surely the county should care more about the health of the food they are supplying than the food purchased by constituents using their OWN hard earned money!
Thanks to your Tax hike with the sugary drinks I now buy my groceries in Will county. Your welcome Will county!
I no longer buy my soda or cigarettes in cook county. Until the tax is removed I will ship for everything outside of cook county you won't get any of my money. Hope this helps with the budget.
Repeal or the Counties surrounding Cook will see a big increase in sale revenue. Not only will people buy there sugary drinks there they will also buy there groceries there.
It's completely ridiculous that we have to suffer cause these people have the county & state in the gutter so let's hit the residents up to pay extra for sugar drinks to fund your mess up! What's next 8% food increase on foods with sugar? Ontop of assessment increases that are outrageous! You should be ashamed of yourselves. Not only are people going to Will county to buy beverages & groceries, they are moving away from the state of Illinois! Quit making tax payers pay for your mess ups! Disgraceful!
I am in opposition to this tax. I know that "soda" is not a necessary food item, but it can be used in moderation and enjoyed without health risk. Does the Cook County commission really want to protect our health??? This is about revenue, or why tax "calorie and sugar free" items! This hurts diabetics and others who watch their Carbohydrate intake for other reasons. Since the tax has gone into effect, I have purchased 100% of my "soda" in another county. And, as I am already there, am purchasing other things I need also, that includes groceries and gas. So, Cook county gets NONE of my tax revenue for items because of this tax. Repeal.
As residents of Cook County we strongly urge you to repeal this absurd beverage tax. You are creating more of a burden on your residents. We are eagerly wishing and planning to flee this county and state. When I was growing up, the privilege of how much soda I was allowed to drink was overseen by my parents, not the government. We are now doing our shopping in DuPage County.
I totally agree to cot the soda tax. I an shopping oout of cook county and refuse to give any more money to the county. I am sick and tired of paying for those who sit on their seats I was at the store watching those with link cards buying things that we would have to pay tax's on, what about their health I think that soda and cookies and all unhealthy foods should be on a no buy list. Enough is enough Tony I voted for you once shame on me, I don't think you could get elected dog catcher.
I agree & Thank-you for opposing this ridiculous and unfair tax. Not only will I buy my beverages in Will County, but when I decide to go out for entertainment, I will also go to bars and restaurants outside of Cook County as well ... so even more revenue will be lost.
I also need to comment on how mad the commercial makes me where they talk about a obese 5 year that can't walk and are going to blame it on soda. Really? How many 2 and 3 year olds do you see walking around with a can of Pepsi in their hand? It is offensive to me they are trying to use children as their scape-goat, and they think we as adults are too dense to see through their manipulation.
Hopefully this tax gets repealed, or Will County will be much richer in revenues.
Thank you for filing a repeal ordinance. Cook County spending is out of control. They can and must cut their budget instead of taxing the people of the county to death.
I haven't bought any soda, diet tea, diet soda, or any other drinks in Cook County since the beverage tax went into effect. I also buy my groceries and gas in Will County as well. When I go to a bakery in Chicago, they ask if I want to pay $.07 for a bag, which I totally refuse to do. How much more money do you want from the people who work and pay taxes. Everyone should keep a copy of all the Cook County board members that voted for all these taxes. When election time comes, VOTE THEM OUT!!. The only people that will be left in Cook County are people with the link card, that don't pay the taxes, and the Politicians.