Monday, June 16, 2008

Reap what Ye Sow.

Citizens of Cook County, IL overwhelmingly voted in the most corrupt and incompetent regime since Daley Sr. and now are complaining they don't like the way things are being run.

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger faces tense meeting tonight with Palatine officials, residents

Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is scheduled to answer questions tonight at a community meeting in Palatine, where anger over his push to more than double the county sales tax has prompted talk of the village seceding from the county.

Staff for Stroger arranged the forum after the first-term board president canceled an earlier meeting, set up by Palatine officials, out of fear it would turn into a political attack on his Democratic administration.

Stroger was the prime mover behind the County Board's vote to more than double the county sales tax—to 1.75 percent from 0.75 percent, giving Stroger the funding to hire more than 1,000 new employees and close the county's projected $234 million deficit.

The new tax increase—which confers the dubious distinction on Chicago of having the highest sales tax, 10.25 percent, of any major U.S. city—will add about $426 million annually to the county's coffers.

So they vote in another Daley puppet, he screws the pooch, then unsurprisingly does the same to the residents. He'll ignore them, hire a bunch of relatives and donors, then cry they still don't have enough money.

And he'll get voted back into office.


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