By: Diane Benjamin
The State of Illinois has the highest effective tax rate in the Country and is still buried in debt.
Bloomington isn’t far behind.
Can the Council really be irresponsible enough to pass the proposed budget?
Tari Renner is up for election EARLY next year.
So is Scott Black, Jim Fruin, Joni Painter,
Mboka Mwilambwe and Kevin Lower
One day the budget is a crisis, the next they are using savings to balance a MUCH bigger budget – $13,398,132 more than revenue.
This is NOT a Hales budget – this is a Tari Renner budget.
Irresponsibility runs in the Democratic Party in Illinois. Mike Madigan has Tari well trained.
Not only does Tari want to spend reserves of $13,398,132 – the 2016 Budget was a measly $186,300,000. He wants $206,829,338 for 2017!
Monday night is the vote.
Bloomington has a long history of government making really bad decisions.
For the last two elections, so have the voters.
Lesson: Government never solves problems – they CREATE them.