By: Diane Benjamin
Normal raised the Sales Tax 1%. Now the City Manager seems to have dropped plans for a soccer field. Sunday the rag reported they won’t be doing any projects for at least a year. Was soccer a rouse? The whole 1% was a setup, only 1/4% was needed for so-called mental health! It’s really jail expansion, drugs for the mentally ill, and a fancy bus stop. If soccer is off the table, what’s on it?
Bloomington was conned into passing the 1% too. Renner had it all setup with Koos. Bloomington isn’t sure why they passed it either. Slight attempts by David Sage to only pass 1/4% were smacked by Renner.
Something is cooking and you can bet it’s not good. Citizens have been played again – worse both Councils have no clue what they are doing. They obediently follow to the cliffs edge and jump knowing the local media is too clueless to question their judgement.
The new tax goes into effect January 1st. If you must make large purchases, buy now. You will be much poorer in 2016. Illinois also has eyes on your wallet. Fleeing this bottomless tax hell hole might work better.
Government here will NEVER have enough money.