By: Diane Benjamin
Government does not create prosperity. Government can only function on money it steals from citizens.
The pic below is from PDF page 194 of the Bloomington financial statements: http://www.cityblm.org/home/showdocument?id=20281
10 years ago 4 of the top 10 employers were government, in 2018 it is 5 of 10. The only government agency that did not increase employees was District 87. When government grows it also grows the money it steals. Your freedom to spend your hard-earned money where you choose to spend it has decreased. Note: All of the private sector employers have fewer employees than 10 years ago.
When half of the local economy’s biggest employers only exist on tax dollars, the only prosperity comes from redistribution of wealth. It’s your wealth being redistributed! Elections have consequences. “Right fit” is destroying prosperity for those paying the bills. April 6th voters need to do better, government employees vote to keep the gravy training rolling. If you don’t vote, they win.