By: Diane Benjamin
Tari Renner appeared with Scott Laughlin this morning on WJBC. The interview was mostly a campaign commercial! Listen to it HERE
Somebody at WJBC frequently reads stories on BlnNews – especially before interviews. This morning was no exception:
Did Scott Laughlin ask Tari Renner about this Moody’s report which clearly states Bloomington is in a recession?
Tari bloviated about his greatness, including “his” reserves that may now be $17,000,000 when policy only calls for $15,000,000.
Did Scott question Tari’s claim that roads can’t be fixed if new sewer lines will be needed in 5 years? (Evidently you are expected to drive another 5 years around potholes!)
Did Scott ask Tari about all the businesses closing in Bloomington?
Did Scott mention Tari’s numerous tax increases when Renner claimed Bloomington’s fiscal house is in order – unlike Springfield? Tari’s response was Springfield needs to get their fiscal house in order like Bloomington did – so evidently he wants Springfield to fleece the people too!
Did Scott ask any questions that didn’t allow Tari to regurgitate his talking points?
Tari took a swipe at Kevin Lower for voting NO on spending plans. Tari has 8 automatic YES votes on most issues, but Kevin offends him. It can’t have anything to do with Kevin is running against him! Silence from Scott.
Most of the discussion had nothing to do with the Monday Council meeting, therefore it was a campaign commercial.
WJBC needs to review the conditions for their broadcasting license:
(Don’t ask them tough questions Scott, Tari didn’t get any)