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The Truth on Cook County Taxes, Health Care

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger has based his vetoes of the county board’s sales tax repeal ordinances upon the false rhetoric that the choice is between higher taxes or doomsday for the county’s public health and safety services.

We know this is false. We already have about $1 billion budgeted for health care — and when we start eliminating the hundreds of millions of waste, fraud and abuse, we are left with more than enough money to provide these vital services.

We’ve put together a few excerpts from my appearance on Fox Chicago Sunday this weekend in which I refute Stroger’s false claims (scare tactics) regarding taxes and county services:

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