By: Diane Benjamin
Recently the Pantagraph put out a call for people to write editorials for them. Evidently Justin Boyd answered the call, this was published on August 12th: Bloomington Needs To Rethink Its Future
Who is Justin Boyd?
- Downtown business owner
- Tari’s One Voice travel buddy: https://blnnews.com/2019/03/21/bloomington-travels-one-voice/
- Justin helped get signatures for Julie Emig (with Tari) when Amelia Buragas decided at the last minute not to run: https://blnnews.com/2018/11/27/taris-candidates/
- Justin was Tari’s campaign manager and a member of the downtown task force that wanted to move the library: https://blnnews.com/2017/09/06/hey-bloomington-2/
Get the idea?
Justin thinks Bloomington hasn’t been doing economic development right for 10 years. Funny how his buddy Tari has been in charge for over 6 of those 10 years.
Maybe Justin doesn’t know the Coliseum and the BCPA were sold as economic drivers. We know how they turned out!
Boyd praises Normal for putting their citizens deep in debt. He doesn’t mention the Uptown failures.
Hey Justin: Why did Wirtz Beverage build in Lexington? They were looking at property in Bloomington. Were taxes too high? Regulations to burdensome? Were government officials trying to run their business? Were they not the “Right Fit”?
The last paragraph is the funniest. Justin couldn’t have thrown Tari’s policies under the bus to help him. Is Boyd setting up his own run for mayor? If yes, be very afraid of the local socialist/Marxists who think they are smarter than the private sector:
Bloomington isn’t growing because free enterprise capitalism isn’t allowed in Bloomington. It looks like Justin would make it even worse! Bloomington has little to show for the massive spending and tax increases since Tari became Mayor. You were right there with him Justin.
Maybe in his next article Boyd can explain why Tari has failed. I’m sure he will leave out taxes take money away from the people supporting the local economy. Tari took MILLIONS away from citizens. It isn’t surprising businesses are closing. People don’t have enough money left to support them.
I bet Justin missed this story: https://blnnews.com/2019/08/12/taxin-tari/