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webmaster | 09/18/12

Just made reservations for renting a car in Chicago to use when we arrive there. Toyota Corolla 357.02 for the week. Now comes the good part:

  • Customer Facility Charge, 8 bucks a day, total of .......................... $56
  • Vehicle license recovery, $1.25 per day, total of ......................... $8.75
  • Lessor tax, total of .............. $2.75
  • Auto rental occupation tax .. $18.29
  • MPEA Tax ............................ $21.95
  • Mass transit tax .................... $3.66
  • Chicago transaction tax ........ $29.26
  • Total ................................... $140.66

That’s 39 percent.

You think they are making this up, but they’re not. And Chicago is still going broke. These taxes are unearned income ... a gift. Nothing but grief was made and I (yes, Obama) I didn’t make that.

Bill Hoffrage,
Madera

 

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