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Chicago's answer to shootings: A Violence Tax!

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by jeanderson, Oct 9, 2012.


  1. jeanderson

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    Only in Chicago... The Cook County board president is proposing a "violence tax" on guns and ammo sold in the city and surrounding suburbs. The level of stupidity in Chicago has no bounds:

    Brilliant. Reduce violence by taxing law-abiding citizens for their guns and ammo. I'm sure the gangbangers will just give up now. :faint:

    Full story: http://www.suntimes.com/15644719-761/cook-county-mulling-violence-tax-on-guns-and-ammunition.html
     

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    Just one more big city scheme to get their hands on the wallets of their surrounding 'neighbors' .... :upeyes:

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    Liberals suggesting the solution to a problem lies in a TAX?

    I am shocked, I tell you, shocked!:shocked:
     
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    They should tax the people who commit the crimes.
    But that would be racist, wouldn't it?
     
  5. JFrame

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    I recall that a recent mayoral candidate for Baltimore, MD, suggested a tax of $1 per firearm cartridge (that's per round) to "pay" for the repercussions of urban violence.

    Such is the mind of the leftist...


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    Some cities believe when a BG commits a crime, more law abiding citizens should be punished for it. Makes you wonder whose side they are on.

    Naw....I don't wonder about it, I know.
     
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    I don't even know what to say.
    This will work just as good as not allowing CC and we see how good that's going for them.
     
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    So they're proposing a tax that will intrude most heavily on law abiding citizens who are not directly involved in Chicago's liberal driven gun, gang, drug, cultural/social problems to help "pay" for the problem. No mention whatsoever about correcting the problem? Can liberals not see??
     
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    I couldn't and wouldn't put up with crap like this. I would move elswhere.
     
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    But the residents of Chicago will bend over and take it, like the good little sheep that they are.

    People DO get the government they deserve.
     
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    Considering their anti-gun policies are what is perpetuating the violence, I see no problem with Chitcago lawmakers footing the bill themselves.
     
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    Unfortunately, no. 'If we just throw all the guns in the ocean, the world will be a better place'. That seems to be the mentality. And since the average person is incapable of making the choice that they deem necessary, they will force them to do so.

    It's not just the 2A. Freedom of speech...unless it's something they object to.
     
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    I do, but coming right out and saying it would likely get me banned.

    I will say this, Chicago isn't going to be fixed by working within the system. The system there and the people in it are too corrupt and as the ancient book of Hebrew wisdom says, "Evil men will wax worse and worse". You have criminals running the streets and criminals running the govt there. Everyone else is caught in the middle.
     
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    Aren't they already paying taxes (property tax) for a police force that is failing?

    Nevermind, I'm sure this will fix everything.
     
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    On the other hand, Chicago teachers negotiated a new contract, so hopefully 35 percent of their students will continue to read at the appropriate grade level... :whistling:


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    The end result will be more gun violence.
     
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    OK, I get it, but how do they make the criminals pay the tax:dunno:
     
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    Hmmm... You may have found the flaw in the "Master Plan..." [​IMG][​IMG]


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    Yep, just look at good old Rahm.
     
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    I'm more inclined to cast the blame at the utter morons who voted him in...


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