Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Why trim the fat when you can just pile it on? Let's see who's reaching into our pockets now. Well it's County Board Pres Todd Stroger of course. The Citizens Utility Board says his tax hike could cost the average family several hundred a year and has enough support that we should be nervous. What's that called again when the government takes all your money and decides where it goes?

 
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