Do politicians really believe they can LIE and not get caught?

by:  Diane Benjamin

Bloomington Alderman Rob Fazzini sends a Ward report every month to people on his email list.  It’s a work of art in that he tracks every possible thing he does for the month and then calculates that he works for way below minimum wage.  Rob, are citizens suppose to kneel before you for the great sacrifices you make for Bloomington?

This month he went way over the top:


There are currently two petitions being circulated for which I have volunteered to help gather signatures.  Both are simply to place an issue on the ballot.  The first one is a Petition for Constitutional Amendment to establish an independent redistricting commission to draw the decennial census maps instead of the current legislators drawing the maps.  This is to reduce the risk of gerrymandering.  The second one is a Petition for Referendum to replace the current City of Bloomington ward system with a modified ward system. 

I have agreed to take each petition to voters to get signatures simply to place each on the ballot for the voters to decide.  I do not necessarily agree that the Petition for Constitutional Amendment is to the advantage of the citizens of B-N because under the current system we enjoy having two state senators and two state representatives.  However, I do believe the voters should have the right to decide.  That is the same logic for the Petition for Referendum regarding the modified ward system.  Whether one is for or against the modified ward system should not prevent one from supporting the effort to let the voters decide which system they prefer.  Let me paraphrase a quote from Patrick Henry when he said “I do not agree with what you have  to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”   I might not agree with what either petition proposes, but I will support the effort to get each one on the ballot for the voters to decide the manner in which they prefer to be governed.

Rob, Rob, Rob.  Are you trying to say the referendum to change the Ward System wasn’t your idea?  Are you saying that you personally aren’t having meetings at your house with people gathering petition signatures for you?  Are you saying you aren’t personally collecting 600 signatures to get it on the ballot?  Are you saying you didn’t organize a Letter to the Editor campaign?  What are you saying Rob?  Some alien placed a petition in your hands and you decided to gather signatures!  Tell us Rob, if it’s not you, who is spear-heading the petition drive?  I think the voters have a right to know who is trying to limit personal representation on the Council!  I think the voters have a right to know who wants to increase the costs of running for office because the wards got MUCH bigger!

If you are SO BIG on letting the voters decide the issues, how about a referendum on raising the Gas Taxes?  How about raising Utility Taxes?  How about spending more money on the Zoo?  How about spending money on Downtown Bloomington?

Luckily soon the voters will have a chance to vote on YOU!





5 thoughts on “Do politicians really believe they can LIE and not get caught?

  1. Oh the thought of Fuzzi in a Tricorn hat wearing breechs with stockings yelling at the top of his lungs “Give me liberty or give me death” makes me want to puke. On second thought, perhaps we should being back tar and feathering for Lord Fuzzi?

  2. I would be more than happy to locate my tar and feathering facility here but I will need tax abatement for 20 years and some major bucks from the EDC to build the warehouse. Obviously now that congress rating is down to 6% with municipals following the wave of deception, sooner than one might think this warehousing facility will create hundreds of new jobs.

  3. His newsletter is very pathetic. He said in the Pantagraph he wanted to make it more difficult for people to run for office. What he is trying to do is so wrong and backwards I wouldn’t sign my name to it either if I was him.

    1. Just keep remembering he’s a Politician! Any way they can get more power and less public connection the better for them.

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