By: Diane Benjamin
The local politicians have forgotten:
Likely most didn’t run to serve, they ran to rule. The people are sick of:
- excessive taxation
- handouts to government “friends”
- rotten roads
- sole focus on downtowns
- interference in free markets
- government pensions and lavish benefits
- laws being ignored
- citizens being ignored
- redistribution of the people’s wealth
- debt, debt, debt
- government’s social engineering
- backroom deals
- automatic fee increases
- arrogant leaders
- huge empty buses
- lack of representation on transit board
- predetermined outcomes with pretend listening sessions
- government planning to build a sports complex
- government entertainment
- condescending attitudes of elected officials
- plans for new libraries when digital is the future (skip the social club experiment)
- lavish government offices
Obviously that last one doesn’t apply to Bloomington. Of course it was government who designed the current “trendy building” instead of using a classic style that wouldn’t need to be rebuilt. The current building will never be declared “historic”.
Feel free to add to the list.
Here is the reason for this story: (from Facebook)
The Mayor just admitted FREE MARKETS (Capitalism) don’t work. He thinks government needs to control development or they will be bankrupt. Meanwhile capitalism has lifted people out of poverty across the globe. Leaders like Koos hate prosperity for anyone but government approved subsidized entities.
Mayor – Normal is $86,525,000 in debt. Looks like YOU are bankrupting the citizens! Government gambling with taxpayer money isn’t growth. Picking winners and losers for government handouts isn’t growth. It’s now well known if you locate in Uptown you will get tax dollars even if it puts a similar company out of business. It’s all about government, no common sense. Bloomington got the Coliseum, BCPA, and property only bought to keep the “unfit” from buying it. No growth, no catalysis for development, just debt.
Of course Koos isn’t done spending. He still wants an underpass and a new library, the current one is on the wrong side of the tracks. See today’s paper. Kevin McCarthy, rumored to be running for mayor next, makes it clear he and Koos are twins.
Koos only won by 11 eleven votes in his last election. His picks for Council were wiped out in the April election. Did he learn anything? Rulers never do, they double-down.
Koos doesn’t have a bunch of supporters cheering him in silence. Here’s one of his supporters who isn’t so supportive anymore:
Former supporters fleeing the camp should wake up the Mayor. Will he start serving instead of ruling? (or quit?)
Mayor: start with changing the Public Comment policy. If the AG isn’t going to rule, the citizens have other options. Want to lose in court Mayor? You don’t look bad enough already?
The case is a no-brainer.