Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Chicago laundromat customers to get soaked by Emanuel water tax

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
People who wash their clothes at Chicago laundromats will get soaked by Mayor’s Rahm Emanuel’s plan to slap a 29.5 percent tax on water and sewer bills to save the largest of four city employee pension funds, an industry trade group charged Tuesday.

Paul Hansen, president of the Illinois Coin Laundry Association, branded the new tax designated by the mayor to shore up the Municipal Employees pension fund “immoral” because of the disparate impact it would have on low-income residents who can least afford it.
Blue America's war on poor people.