By: Diane Benjamin
Campaigning for reelection has begun for Alderman Black. Yesterday he was on Cities 92.9 with two people supposedly from the Illinois Policy Institute. I’ve never heard of either of them, in fact they never said their last names while I was listening. Scott had them totally snowed into believing he was a young guy fighting for freedom.
Listen here: https://www.podbean.com/media/player/ke2jy-609c40
Here’s some facts to kick off your campaign Scott.
Defending freedom isn’t listed.
6/14/16: Black votes to continue talks on Tax sharing with Normal https://blnnews.com/2016/06/14/the-renner-comedy-show/
9/21/15 Voted for the 1% Sales Tax increase The minutes have NEVER been brought for approval Lower and Mwilambwe were the only NO votes. Agenda: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9168
All three below can be seen here: https://blnnews.com/2014/07/28/dont-forget-who-raised-your-taxes/
Voted for the .04 a gallon gas tax (NEW Tax)
Voted for the 4% Amusement Tax (NEW Tax)
Voted for the Utilities Tax increase
Voted for the massive spending increases in the current budget: https://blnnews.com/2016/04/12/budget-comedy/
Voted for continuing exploring the Giebelhausen downtown redevelopment project: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=9970
Same meeting as above, voted to buy 807 N Main property for $1,400,000 for no other reason than to control development.
Voted to buy the Sugar Creek Packing property for $245,000: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8348
Voted to raise garbage fees: http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=8464 It failed at this meeting.
I’m sure readers can remember other anti-freedom agenda items Black supported, Anything guys?
My favorite email received under FOIA (by accident):
Don’t forget that Black was on the Budget Task Force, it turned out to be the Budget TAX force.
If you listened to the interview, the hosts made a big deal about Black being 25 when he was elected. They missed it when Scott said he had been on the County Board. Don’t forget, he was elected to the Board but QUIT to be with Renner on the City Council.
Amend your definition of Freedom Scott: Include government not using taxpayer money to subsidize their agenda and redistribute wealth.
One more thing Scott: Conservatives don’t raise taxes because taking more money from people is no different than lowering their salary. Your actions stole from the poor and made the middle class a little poorer. You have nothing to show for the theft. Explain that to your Ward.