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Toni Preckwinkle’s purposeful deception of taxpayers will lead to Soda Tax repeal tomorrow

“One thing is clear from the Soda Tax debacle: Democrats refuse to stand up for Illinois taxpayers. After months of deceiving citizens, overwhelming public opposition is leading to the repeal of the Soda Tax, forcing Chicago Democrats to do their job and work with Republicans to protect taxpayers and spend their money wisely.” – Illinois Republican Party Spokesman Aaron DeGroot

Despite her best efforts, Toni Preckwinkle’s Soda Tax is facing a veto-proof majority in favor of repeal tomorrow after months of overwhelming public opposition.

The short lived tax was sold to taxpayers as a way to protect public health, which Preckwinkle herself refuted when she explained the tax was “first and foremost, for the revenue.”

This stunning defeat for the Chicago Machine shows Preckwinkle and her cronies that voters will not sit idly by while the Democrats continue to tax their way out of the mess they’ve created.

Despite this victory, Illinois voters should take note of the inaction on the part of the Democratic candidates for governor. None of them took action to defend taxpayers from Preckwinkle’s overreach, and one even had the audacity to fundraise on the issue after sitting on his hands while taxpayers paid the price.

The Soda Tax may be on its way out, but Chicago Democrats should beware: voters will not tolerate their deceit.


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