How much does FREE cost?

By:  Diane Benjamin

It’s no secret that Bloomington’s Mayor and many past ones think government creates Quality of Life.  Therefore, they get to decide what that means – you pay for it.

YOU don’t have the freedom to create your own quality of life with your money.  Government knows better than you.  I seem to remember we fought a war over far less.

Government has gifted you with:

  • Coliseum
  • BCPA
  • Bike paths
  • Expanding the Library when usage is down
  • Ever expanding Zoo
  • Downtown revitalization continuing since the 80’s

That’s the short list.

Then I found another head spinner while looking for something else:


Remember a few years ago when this idea was tossed around?

The YMCA wanted to move to south Veterans, with taxpayer money it would have included a Community Center.  If you forgot, see this story:

Think the idea is dead?

This is in the 2017 Budget Presentation – Page 188.

If citizens are tired of government telling them what entertainment they are entitled to, start electing different people.

Otherwise, this is in your future right after more over-paid employees are added at your expense to facilitate.

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