By: Diane Benjamin
Taxpayers fund trips taken by their elected officials without having a clue what the agenda is.
This year both Koos and Renner attended the US Conference of Mayor where they unanimously supported net neutrality – the government take over of the Internet.
I just got this tip from a reader concerning last years US Conference of Mayors. They passed a resolution urging Obama to shift spending from militarism to peaceful industries. Obviously they think we will never be attacked again, so we don’t need a military capable of defending the country. Maybe they want ISIS in charge of the world for a change. Keep gutting the military and we won’t be playing a role, including defense.
Then look at who signed it:
The Honorable Chris Koos
Mayor of Normal (IL)
This is the same Koos who signed on to Mayors Against Illegal Guns. If Koos didn’t know what Bloomberg was up to he should by now. I wonder if he has dropped his membership since the money is being spent to ban all guns? (They keep losing by the way)
Your tax dollars paid for Koos to attend and sign his name to a document requesting the President decrease our ability to defend this country and our allies. Oh, according to the Constitution, defense is the job of the federal government. Article 2 Section 2 names the President Commander in Chief, not head economic developer. Nowhere in the Constitution is Obama’s job “peaceful industries”.
Is Bloomington or Normal going to be the first to ban all travel to conferences at your expense?