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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-05-2009, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Guinness Needs Your Help!

Just got this from Guinness

There is a graphic saying 59% of spirits retail cost is tax - 41% for beer and wine.

Hi Greg,

As someone who enjoys great brands such as Smirnoff, Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Johnnie Walker, Ketel One, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray, Guinness, Beaulieu Vineyard or Sterling Vineyards wines, you are a member of the Diageo family. As a member of our family, you need to be aware that in the coming months, lawmakers will be proposing tax increases that will put jobs in your community at risk and raise the cost of your favorite drink.

There's a real price to pay when elected officials misguidedly try to replenish state budgets with regressive taxes that will hit us at a time when we are already being hit hard enough economically. These taxes will cause people like bartenders, waiters, waitresses and other folks who work hard every day in our community restaurants and hotels to lose their jobs. In fact, the last time they raised taxes on alcohol, $1.3 billion in wages were lost, while 98,000 people found themselves out of work.

Hardly sounds fair, does it?

It's time to SAY NO to higher taxes that will put jobs at risk and raise prices on the people who can afford it the least. CLICK HERE to join the fight against irresponsible and regressive taxes.

Together, we can protect our jobs, our livelihoods, and the right to responsibly enjoy a drink.


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I just got this back.
Funny thing is.. I know who my alderman is.. everyone knows my alderman.. he is chicago's famous flaming alderman.. Tony Tunny.. He owns Anne Sathers..

I am about 6'2 (sometimes 6'1) and about 265 lbs...
I think I actually have some negotiating room with this guy..

"Tom.. You support this shit and I am taking my ass to Clarkes or Melrose... I love your cinnamon rolls.. Don't make me do this to us"

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Dear Mr. Coolick, (wtf? my name isn't "Coolick"??)

The proposed legislation to increase alcohol taxes is a city issue and
consequently out of Senator Cullerton's jurisdiction. I urge you to contact
your local alderman with concerns over this issue.

If you are unsure who your alderman is, you can look it up at

Thank you,

Michael Lanning
Senator John Cullerton's Office
[email protected]

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Consier [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 10:42 PM
To: The Honorable John J. Cullerton
Subject: Higher Alcohol Taxes Will Hurt Our Community

Greg Consier
xxx W. Belmont
Chicago, IL 60657-6930

March 5, 2009

The Honorable John J. Cullerton
Illinois Senate
Illinois State Senate
Springfield, IL 62706

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