By: Diane Benjamin
Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce
for endorsing some candidates in next Tuesday’s local election. Since the Chamber believes in amnesty so companies have cheap labor (your former job), citizens now know who NOT to vote for. Also, the Chamber thinks government creates economic activity. While spending your money, government creates temporary construction jobs which leads to creating more when they run out of work. Their pick for Bloomington City Council would create Bloomington’s very own Uptown!
Thanks to the Pantagraph
for printing so many letters to the editor supporting various candidates. The most interesting ones are from people who held office as a Republican, but then wrote letters supporting a Bloomington candidate to the left (if possible) of Mayor Renner. It’s easy to understand why Bloomington is steeped in unfunded liabilities and deferred maintenance when running as a Republican is meaningless. It also explains why governing against the will of the citizens has been okay.
Thanks to WJBC
for interviewing the candidates and bringing bias into the questions. You stated Council is dysfunctional without any explanation. Painter jumped on blaming members who don’t read the packet. Joni must not know all members aren’t pre-briefed with taxpayer-funded lunches.
Neither Painter or WJBC know the truth: The member have no respect for each other! Opinions different from Renner and Hales aren’t tolerated or considered. Maybe both should watch a meeting to look for all the snide comments themselves. Since Joni approves of shutting down dissenting opinions, I’m sure she doesn’t see it. The only dysfunction on the Council is the members who don’t understand they were elected by their Ward! Oh, wait. Joni wasn’t. Diana Hauman wasn’t. I hope it stays that way.