Illinois Democrats to Businesses: Tell Everyone How Great We Are

According to reports, the Deadbeat State’s legislature cleared a weird bill in the early hours of Saturday morning.

This bill requires companies in the private sector to post placards and signs alerting consumers that lawmakers are giving them a temporary reprieve at gas stations and retail stores all across the state.

Stickers on petrol stations, receipts, and other forms of traditional signage will be used to communicate the message. A business that refuses to adhere will be subject to a fine. 

Prerequisite and Demands

The compulsory messaging is also accompanied by a set of guidelines on how to display it.

According to stickers at the gas pump, “As of July 1, 2022, the State of Illinois has stopped the inflation modification to the motor fuel tax until December 31, 2022.”

“Because of the deferral of the tax rise, the price of this pump should reflect that fact.” 

According to the Illinois Department of Revenue, “From July 1, 2022, until July 1, 2023, the State of Illinois sales tax on foodstuffs will be zero percent.” 

Aside from that, the new rule says, “where it is not practicable for a retailer to include the remark on any cash machine tape, receipt, bill, or sales ticket delivered to customers, the store shall display the declaration on a sign that is visible to customers.

No less than four inches by eight inches shall be used for the sign.

Fines and Prices

Business owners who fail to praise the state’s notoriously corrupt lawmakers will face a daily fee of $500 if their company does not comply with the law. 

It’s akin to Republicans stealing the Biden “I did that” stickers, which have been plastered on gas pumps across the country, but in a positive way.

They are informing consumers they are sparing them money by not executing the tax hike that was given approval by the legislature. 

There are certain aspects of this campaign that are brilliant political advertising.

There are others that are evocative of Soviet-style official propaganda that extolled the virtues of the government’s efforts to get products to the people. 

This does not suggest that they should divulge any information about any bribes they have lately paid to Illinois Democrats, but it could be worth asking them about it.

Not much expresses concern about working-class hardship during these terrible times, like compelling businesses to cooperate with messaging that recognizes the government as the source of the high prices they are experiencing. 

All that appears to be lacking from this endeavor is an image of Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, as well as the usual sickle and hammer that appear on every receipt and sign in the community.

However, to say the least, this new bill is disgraceful. Democrats in the state need to be ashamed of themselves.