Illinois Never Met a Tax it Didn’t Like: Sneakers? Really?

February 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

The cost of a new pair of basketball shoes could jump by 25 cents under a proposal floated this week by an Illinois lawmaker.

State Rep. Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, wants to create a new tax that would generate an estimated $3 million annually for a youth job preparation program. He said the added cost would likely go unnoticed by most consumers, while helping finance a program for kids during tight budget times.

via St. Louis Today.

Embarrassing that we have these people represent us.

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