By: Diane Benjamin
City officials for decades have justified spending by calling it Quality of Life. Frequently cited is “people and businesses will move here”, it was just used to justify flamingos. With State Farm and Mitsubishi leaving, how’s that working for you?
Quality of Life is why the Coliseum was built. That’s why the BCPA was created, and why Bloomington has 3 golf courses, Pepsi Ice center, 2 pools, more than 40 parks, Lincoln Leisure Center, and don’t forget downtown Bloomington – the phony hub of the City.
Always left out of the discussion is the Quality of Life residents are forced to endure.
People work hard for their money. The economy has never recovered from the last recession, incomes are flat unless you work for government. Struggling seniors living on fixed incomes are immaterial. Ditto for families living paycheck to paycheck.
Your taxes are going to be raised in both Bloomington and Normal. Renner and Koos are going to improve your Quality of Life with their version of what money you get to keep. If they used a gun to steal from you it would be criminal. Since they just pass ordinances, it’s perfectly legal. Mike Madigan’s plan to chase people and businesses out of Illinois with high taxes is alive and thriving in Blono.
Next time you hear Quality of Life understand what they are really saying:
We are smarter than you
We are entitled to your money
We know how it should be spent, comply peons!
Welcome to tyranny.