Brace yourself for the arrogant elitism of Chicago Alderman George Cardenas of the 12th ward as he discusses the city's proposed tax on bottled water:
"'People enjoy jogging or driving with a bottle of water. There's a cost associated with this behavior. You have to pay for it,' said Cardenas, one of Mayor Daley's staunchest City Council supporters.Cardenas noted that there's a nearly $40 million shortfall in the city's water and sewer funds, in part because of a decline in water usage."
What unrestrained, tyrannical gall this jackoff has. I'm so glad I don't live in the city anymore.
Memo to Mr. Cardenas - you serve at the pleasure of the constituency. For you to make the decision that the peasants you lord over need to be punished because the city's water is undrinkable; this is the attitude I would expect from Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. I hope voters remember this arrogant, paternal attitude next time your are up for reelection.
What an elitist nanny!