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Bottled soft drinks with added sweetener or flavoring, such as iced tea, will be taxed more, just like soda pop is now. And liquor distributors will pay more for alcohol. That cost invariably will be passed on to consumers. All told, the changes should raise about $150 million a year toward a $30 billion roads-and-schools building plan. The program also includes hundreds of millions of dollars for local pet projects of lawmakers. Gov. Pat Quinn also approved hikes in the cost of driver's licenses and plates and OK'd video poker in places such as taverns to increase revenue -- scheduled to bring in $600 million more annually -- to pay for what officeholders said was a long-overdue plan to put people to work and improve the state's infrastructure.
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
reply to post by ddacunha
Well the taxing in this country is getting OUT OF HAND! What is next? Air?! People cant afford their homes and cars right now, soon nobody will be able to eat since they will tax that more as well....
Originally posted by SpacePunk
reply to post by mblahnikluver
Hey, it's all for the children.. "$30 billion roads-and-schools building plan". Now, you don't hate the children do you? Huh?