Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (Chicago Democrat) pictured in the red dress is proposing another new tax – a penny per ounce on each sugary drink sold in sealed containers. Said tax is under the guise of helping people eat a healthier diet. What a joke! Allegedly, the money raised would be used to pay for some health services and educational efforts. As usual in the State of Illinois, the solution to every problem is more taxes. Tell this state senator not to worry about the people in Illinois. She should spend her time finding ways to reduce spending instead of more taxes. Don’t worry about the taxpayers of this state getting too fat – the only ones getting fat at our expense are the pigs in Springfield who continue to over feed with our hard earned income. The politicians in Springfield should not give us advice while gorging themselves at the expense of the taxpayers of this State.