By Mark Weyermuller -
When somebody tells me not to do something, I want to do it. That is the case today. I'm enjoying lunch at Burger King at the new Wal-Mart Super Store on Touhy in Skokie, Illinois.
Some liberal activists and politicians are calling for a boycott of this fast food chain after they announced they're considering relocating their corporate offices to Canada, possibility because of lower corporate taxes.
The same thing just happened to Walgreens, when similar calls of boycott and government threats, especially from U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.
I'm supporting the burger chain by purchasing a Whopper at a Burger King located in a Wal-Mart just one block from the Chicago city limits.
According to the a manager, cigarettes and bottled water sales are large here because of the taxes Chicago puts on those items. In addition, he told me 90% of the employees are Chicago residents. The village of Skokie is benefiting from bad policies of Chicago. Chicago has done a great job of discouraging the largest retailer on the world from doing business in the city.
Another interesting item at the Skokie Wal-Mart is spray paint. It is illegal to purchase it in Chicago, so folks are forced to purchase in the suburbs. These policies cost Chicago jobs and tax revenues. According to state law, you have to be 21 years old to purchase spray paint by showing a photo ID.
It's easier to vote in Illinois then to buy spray paint.