Wasn't the largest sales tax increase in history supposed to alleviate all this? Wasn't Stroger bragging that he raised taxes more than was absolutely necessary in order to have a cushion and maybe defer future tax increases? Then what the hell is this?
Just minutes after Cook County Board President Todd Stroger boasted his $2.94 billion proposed budget for 2009 was free of additional taxes, several commissioners pounced on the plan Tuesday, describing it as fiscally irresponsible.
The budget, critics contend, cannot be balanced without borrowing $740 million through bond issues -- a tactic Stroger has been pushing for months.
We'd like the names of the banks that the Toddler is proposing to "borrow" $740 million from. Because we'd like to compare it to a list of his cousins, political contributors and commissioner relatives. Follow the money and we're sure everything would become obvious to Claypool and everyone else raising hell over this.