By: Diane Benjamin
Renner was on WJBC this morning: https://audioboom.com/boos/4550788-tari-renner-bloomington-mayor-5-11-16?t=0
I think the interview has been moved – try this link: https://audioboom.com/boos/4551685-tari-renner-bloomington-mayor-5-11-16?t=0
He REALLY hates video gaming because the machine owners are making way too much money. He actually mentioned a guy who told him he invested $1 million in his business, Renner calculated when he recouped his money. He should have added: “You didn’t build that”.
Those folks dropping coins in a machine while sitting on a stool are evidently really violent! Renner wants much more of the profits for policing.
The City makes hundreds of thousands of dollars from these machine for doing NOTHING but cashing the checks. Through March 2016, and just 9 months of receipts, the City has pocketed $528,859.
Mayor Marxist doesn’t think citizens OR people passing through town and dropping bucks in these machines have a right to do so. He keeps claiming the money played is coming out of the economy. No MM, it’s being redistributed through capitalism, I realize that’s like speaking Greek to you Mayor.
Yes, he mentioned at the very end of the interview OUTLAWING the machines. Of course, the Council would be protecting citizens.
Why didn’t the City care when private clubs (that weren’t really private) illegally had these machines for decades – and paid the winners?
Evidently citizens must be forced to attend events at the Coliseum and BPCA because MM so orders.
Remember, Buragas claimed while running for office the Coliseum lost money because people don’t go – it’s your fault. See this story: https://blnnews.com/2015/02/04/ward-4-forum-buragas/
Renner also talked about the downtown TIF. All the references made during Council meetings like “paying for this study” or “the TIF creation documents doesn’t mean it’s going to happen” are lies.
Tari wants what he wants and his stacked Council will give it to him. He will be a one-term mayor because downtown culminates right before the election early next year when it will be fresh in everybody’s mind.
He also talked glowingly about all his the job creation: Hy-Vee, GreenTop, Kroger, Ovation Theater, Dick’s Sporting Goods. He neglected to mention the Mitsubishi closing and how NONE of these jobs come close to the wages paid there.
The only good paying jobs now are with government (by design). It makes tyranny much easier.