By: Diane Benjamin
Normal people would think a GOP breakfast would be for members of the GOP. This morning it wasn’t.
Evidently the local GOP is pretending local elections are non-partisan even though Renner has proved Democrats have no spending limits when they have taxpayers wallets to rob.
Most of the candidates for the Bloomington City Council Wards were there. The most amazing statement came from Joni Painter, the current Ward 5 alderman. She claimed that last year was the first time in years Bloomington passed a balanced budget. That statement proves she isn’t fit for office. Bloomington has never passed a budget that didn’t balance, Tari even threatened to veto a budget if he didn’t get his tax hikes. That’s how the Gas Tax, Utilities Taxes, and Amusements Tax got passed. If Joni was talking about Tari’s “structural deficit” that caused the Council to raise the Sales Tax, she is even more clueless. The spending caused the deficit Joni, cuts to anything were not allowed to be discussed.
One other thing should give voters a reason not to vote for Bob Fike or Kimberly Bray. Many of the Democrats present all sat together. It’s pretty hard to run as a fiscal conservative when you hang out with the people who voted for the irresponsible spending and tax hikes: