Ask Tari to explain the contribution illegals make verses the cost: https://www.nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2017/07/04/illegal-immigration-cost-illinois/
By: Diane Benjamin
Mayor Tari Renner wanted to lump 3 controversial items together at Monday night’s Council, but one got derailed. The Council will consider:
- Bike Lanes on E. Washington to create congestion
- Welcoming ordinance for illegals
The Citizens Advisory Board to police the police got shifted to a “special” meeting without a time listed: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14205
Alderman Sage got Aldermen Bray, Mwilambwe, Painter and Schmidt to demand additional discussion with Police Chief Hefner. The discussion will take place sometime between 5:15 and 6:50 pm. They have a secret meeting to sneak in prior to this discussion.
At the 7:00 pm meeting Tari will make sure everybody knows that laws don’t matter. See the resolution welcoming (illegal) immigrants on page 465: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14201
I don’t know anybody who has a problem with legal immigration, therefore no welcoming ordinance is needed. Tari doesn’t want breaking the law by over-staying visas or sneaking into the country to have any consequences. Of course, he has had no penalties for breaking FOIA law or the Open Meetings Act, he’s been taught that laws don’t matter. Tari wants taxpayers to fund social services, medical care, and schooling for people illegally squatting in Bloomington. What other laws should we pretend don’t matter Tari? Illegals can’t legally work, therefore they aren’t paying taxes, so what exactly are they contributing to the community Tari?
Also at the 7:00 meeting is approving bike lanes on E. Washington. I wonder if Jim Karch has been told NOT to say they would create congestion. A public hearing will be held. Bike Blono will be there to demand their right to make vehicles slow down and your driving more dangerous. Who is coming to demand Common Sense?
The documentation asks citizens not to repeat comments made at the Planning Commission since the Council has copies. We don’t know that the Council actually read those comments. The Council doesn’t get the passion of homeowners along E. Washington from reading comments. Citizens have a right to not comply, especially when Bike Blono thinks they have superior rights.
Bills and payroll is again not posted.
The Agenda has the total – $8,367,375.42 – so obviously Tari now wants payments to be a secret until after the meeting. Some pesky citizen might question the squandering of taxpayer money. More transparency!
Now that Illinois is stealing more money from its people, Bloomington revenue won’t be flat – it will decline.
Expect Tari to fleece more soon. In Illinois, government doesn’t know how to live within their means, say no to anything, or be fiscally responsible.
Basic Economics: Tax revenue is generated by dollars spent. When people have less money because government seizes more, dollars spent decline – therefore tax revenue declines.
The above is also the reason why tax cuts always generate more revenue. Obviously intelligent review of history and government policies aren’t compatible.