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[–] WildThingSammiT 2 points 45 points (+47|-2) ago 

They owe me an amusement tax. This is hilarious.

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[–] thatrepublicanguy 2 points 37 points (+39|-2) ago 

there ain't nothing funny about putting more taxes on the people like that. But what would you expect from a state like Illinois and a city like Chicago? It's the most corrupt piece of crap place in this great land and it ain't no coincidence that obama is from there.

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[–] dontexpectmeto 2 points 6 points (+8|-2) ago 

Sans the Obama nonsense, you're spot on. Corruption runs all the way down to the plebiscite that alow everything in that political waste land. So many Darmstadt look alikes. Good thing the suburbanites prop that city up or it would fall into Gary... Fuck Illinois.

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[–] MarkTheFather 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

ayyy oooohh!!

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[–] toobaditworks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wait was that a laugh? So you're amused? That'll be 50 dollars.

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[–] jeegte12 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You realize that you'd still be the one paying the amusement tax...?

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[–] newoldwave [S] 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago 

Is Chicago the most corrupt city in the most corrupt state in the US? Well what could be expected with Rahm (the Don) Emanuel as mayor.

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[–] Sosacms 0 points 24 points (+24|-0) ago 

Chicago, soon to be known as 2nd Detroit.

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[–] kjell 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

At least Detroit has... I got nothing.

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[–] klongtoey 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

non-american, but since i was childhood i've always heard of chicago's reputation for corruption. seems like the city has been famous for that for decades, even internationally.

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[–] causuistry 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

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[–] turboslug 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Chicago is a very innovative city, they invented corruption!

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[–] SurpriseMotherfucka 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Other American cities just aren't trying hard enough

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[–] tpdplsio 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'd say Chicago was corrupt long before he was born.

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[–] Lemongarb 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I live in Seattle, and yes, I can believe your parking situation. God forbid you have to park during a Seahawks game.

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[–] turboslug 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's a little more complex than that - the downtown population of Chicago has grown by 75% in the last 10 or so years, so there are definitely some growing pains there. With that said, they could do some better planning and incentivize more parking garages and whatnot. The other factor to consider is that now ridesharing (uber/lyft) is a reality and automated cars are right around the corner, downtown traffic will actually stabilize and you won't be needing to park at all in the very near future.

Many downtown Chicagoans are ditching cars, and for about $150-250 a month in fares you can get around to anywhere, which is what many people pay for reserve parking spots at their apartments. The suburbs will suffer as folks continue to downsize and move into the city to take advantage of its resources. The reality is that CTA will be soon be relegated to major event transportation.

Your grandma should be using Uber/Lyft/Sidecar to get around. WAY cheaper than parking.

With all that said, this entertainment tax bullshit needs to go and the politics need to be cleaned up, but that's just stating the obvious.

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[–] BuysYourLabia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I just moved to chicago and just realized wow im in a corrupt godforsaken city lol. But i like the change a pace so im gonna rough it out

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[–] tpdplsio 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I don't know how people live there to be honest. You see evidence of the corruption everywhere and crime is pretty terrible even out of the ghettos. Taxes and the cost of living are high and it's impossible to have faith in the local political establishment. I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago was like 5-10 years away from going full Detroit.

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[–] JK-47 1 points 23 points (+24|-1) ago 

Remember back when the government only taxed you if you owned something large and combustible and then used the revenue to fund a fire department? May all wage confiscating bureaucrats die a violent death.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Fuck that, they would be more useful as prison slave labor.

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[–] Magitek_X 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The limp dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats? They're too physicslly weak to be of any use.

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[–] DontDomeMe 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Dont worry they will just write a new tax seperate from the amusement tax.

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[–] SurpriseMotherfucka 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The new tax with be called the Fuck-you-give-us-money-we-are-broke act

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[–] RayZfox 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Its a tax on the poor. 9% tax on people who have a $10 netflix subscription instead of a .1% increase on business taxes.

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[–] Thirdful 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

As an IL resident. Good. Havent been to shitcago since the sold the meters off for pennies. Let Chicago and cook county rot. Corrupt shithole with nothing to offer.

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[–] SurpriseMotherfucka 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The key is to live in Northwest Indiana so you can still sponge of the economy of the area, but not get gang banged by that sinking ship of a state

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[–] Dashippy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That's fucking awesome. We need more people willing to do things like this.

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