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By: Diane Benjamin
The post below appeared on Republican County Board member Dave Selzer’s Facebook page yesterday. The comments are even more revealing. Dave agrees with Democrat Tari Renner 75% of the time!
The McLean County transparency rating by the Illinois Policy Institute is F. I knew before I went to the interview the I am the LAST person the majority, if not all, the Board members want to see appointed/elected to the County Board. Being a public servants isn’t why most are on the Board, it’s about prestige and control.
Dave’s post is proof that no difference exists between the two parties, Republicans just don’t pass tax increases as fast. Dave, the myriad of tax increases passed by Tari make his agenda possible. Therefore, if you agree with him 75% of the time, you agree with stealing more and more money from taxpayers. Democrat County Board member Erik Rankin agreed with you. Cheryl Gaines,Normal Councilman, agreed with you. Victoria Harris, Democrat member of the McLean County Board, also agreed. Vicki Tilton wants your money spent downtown.
If you aren’t familiar with Facebook, people can protect their page and only allow “Friends” to see what they write. Selzer didn’t do that. People reading the page can click the “Like” button to stories they approve of. Selzer’s post was sent to me by a reader who wanted me to respond.
The “Likes” to Dave’s story are very revealing. See the complete list below, here are some:
Greg Cook works at Cities 92.9 Still listening? Change to Ian Bayne 98.3 FM
Willis Kern – WGLT
Karen Schmit – Bloomington Alderman
Kyle Ham – City of Bloomington
Jennifer McDade – former Bloomington Alderman
Bill Flick – Seriously Bill?
Leanna Bordner- ISU
Tracy Patkunas – Sales at Cities 92.9
Mike O’Grady – Economic Development Council
Another guy just “Liked” the post: Greg Hableib Works at Normal CornBelters Professional Baseball, Normal CornBelters and WJBC
One more note Dave:
Your Facebook page shows a beautiful family of kids and grandkids. Look those precious little ones in the eye and explain why the County loves Federal money. Explain why you support stealing their future by burying them in debt. Every taxpayer in the US is $845,428 in total debt just to the Feds when unfunded liabilities are included. Those babies are in actual REAL debt of $58,877 right now because the country passed the $19 TRILLION mark. http://usdebtclock.org/
I fully expected attacks like yours. I knew the room was hostile territory. Most elected officials are ignoring the destruction they are creating. Obviously attacking the messenger is easier than fixing the problems. Obviously Dave isn’t a reader, everything I write I document with links to where the data came from. Readers know that. Calling me a liar makes you a fool.
Thanks though. You just got BlnNews.com even more readers. The non-elected know it’s not Democrats versus Republicans. It’s THEM versus the majority.