.10 cent per round Ammo tax
County takes a shot at 10-cent-a-bullet tax
What could be the nation's first tax on bullets is being floated as a way to help balance Cook County's budget.
Commissioner Roberto Maldonado wants to slap a 10-cent-a-bullet tax on those buying ammunition in the county. It's one of dozens of plans offered to close the county's $500 million budget deficit.
The plan comes as the County Board raids the Forest Preserve District for $13 million, demands millions more from state government and considers slapping fees on SUVs, towed cars and other items. It's all being discussed to try to lessen the impact of thousands of job cuts, as proposed by Board President Todd Stroger.
Stroger said he'll listen to any ideas to increase fees but wouldn't change his commitment to a no-tax pledge.
This is not good!