By: Diane Benjamin
In case you missed this story in the media: https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/article_bc96b2e2-5338-11ee-a876-73caeb277433.html
Clever Real Estate teamed up with moving company Allied Van Lines and found that Illinois has had more outbound moves than any other state in the past six months.
Why would people continue to flee Illinois?
The Bloomington City Council is encouraging out-migration. 5 of the 9 alderman can be called socialists. Maybe Bloomington is a socialist city since the people who bothered to vote elected them.
Likely not taught in schools is the Pilgrims tried socialism and almost died. People don’t take personal responsibility seriously when they know the “safety net” will take care of them.
That was on full display at last night’s Committee of the Whole.
The first presentation pertained to the cost of child care, availability and quality, and effects on the workforce.
Of course money is coming from the Federal Government, funneled through the State, studied extensively, and finally there might be a little money left to do something about it – providing the salaries of parents don’t exceed a predetermined amount. Parents can’t strive for increased prosperity because the government handout will disappear.
(Also called government slavery)
The presentation included slides – none of them are legible on the video. The presenters were asking for publicity, not money. Day care for children IS a problem that government can not solve by redistributing wealth – socialism. That isn’t stopping them from trying. If you think government should pay your child care costs, listen to the presentation. Otherwise skip it. It begins at 9:00 – Tim Gleason claims it aligns with the initiatives of the council. It does – the socialist 5. The words that reveal the real goal: Equity, Reimagine, Stakeholders. I can’t imagine why, but they also need spanish speaking workers.
Things got worse at the next presentation of the reorganized Public Works Department. I don’t have a problem with decentralizing Public Works into 3 divisions that should be more responsive and efficient. I do have a problem with a comment by Deputy City Manager Jeff Jurgens at 43:40.
The City is planning a massive water project that could cost $350,000,000. Of course a rate study comes first so they can justify increases. Jurgens stated that study will be presented soon AND it will included structured charges based on income. More socialism! Celebrate now – you get to subsidize the water bills of other people. Equity. Equality under the law no longer exists. The job of Bloomington government now is to take from the rich and give to the poor. In Bloomington you won’t even have to be rich to be forced to subsidize people who claim to be poor. Remember when renters didn’t have to pay rent? Remember when the landlords got stuck with water bills tenants didn’t pay?
Bloomington voted for a socialist-progressive dominate council. Nice job, now it is going to cost you. Just hit play below to hear Jurgens. If Bloomington really cared about the poor they would give back the Sales Tax increase Renner passed to fix his “structural deficit” that disappeared years ago. Since socialists need money to redistribute this won’t happen. Bloomington now doesn’t want prosperous citizens, this council wants people to NEED them.
Reserve a U-Haul now, too many people take them out of state leaving a shortage here.
The wisdom of Benjamin Franklin still holds true:
“I am for doing good to the poor, but…I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. I observed…that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.”