Case in point. I had dinner tonight at my favorite Mexican restaurant. It's my favorite because it's good food, yes, but mainly because I can put on my flippy-flops and walk to it. It's also open 24/7 for when I'm
at 3:00am. I've been going there for 4 years now, and I still don't know the name. But I do know there are 4 or 5 Spanish words strung together.
Anyway, it's a mom and pop shop, and all the profits and tax revenue stay in Chicago and Illinois. If people stopped going because the times are tough and they were forced to relocate or close altogether, do you know what would take its place? Subway. God Forf**ksaking Subway Corporate Eyesore Sandwiches. And all the profits and income tax revenue would leave Illinois and move to Oregon. And people wonder why states are broke. It's a result of this chase to the bottom. States simply don't collect the revenue they once did. When my sister, a resident of California--a state that's in dire financial straights--started her business, she incorporated in Nevada in order to get a lower income tax rate. Stupid! She's part of the problem. So I told her don't b**ch when the state raises your property taxes. You think you're so smart trying to save a buck and you'll end up paying 2 more in the end because a lot of knuckleheads like you are doing the same.