Sunday, February 14, 2010

Q the Eye/02.14.10

Dear LakeCountyEye,

Help! I'm being thrown out of my government subsidized housing in Barrington.

Eviction of Circumstance

Dear Thrown Out on Your Duff,

Your LakeCountyEye feels your pain knowing the ignominy of being unceremoniously tossed out of one's crib. The check was in the mail, your LakeCountyEye swears! But, with the State budget 13 trillion dollars in debt, the less fortunate ones among us living off Springfield's largess will have to, for the foreseeable future, tighten the onions on their belts. The State of Illinois, no different that any governing entity, is in a hole because its voters like it when they are provided goods and services but don't like to pay for them.

Voters are in this ungovernable mood because their elected leaders encourage it:
Dan Duffy is the new leader Lake County needs. Dan has built a successful business and understands that more government "tax and spend" programs are not an effective solution for the economy or individual empowerment.
Willard Helander, Lake County Clerk
In short, I support Dan Duffy because he knows a better job, not a bigger government, is the way to provide good things for Illinois citizens.
Ed Sullivan, Mundelein Trustee
It's tough talk like that this that puts the elected in elected-leader. Of course these same tough talking leaders are feign to show any leadership when it comes to deciding which entitlements get cut, or how revenue is raised. The only revenue generating programs we've gotten so far are video poker & red light cameras.

Pass the buck like this enough times and sooner or later the State of Illinois will not be able to pay its bills. Which is exactly what one State Senator, who has gotten to like his government subsidy, found out the hard way. According to the Daily Herald, the State Senator (who will remain nameless by your LakeCountyEye) is being evicted from his government office for non-payment of rent. The landlord ...
sent a notice to Duffy's office Wednesday demanding substantial payment if basic services are to continue for his third-floor space on Main Street. The document states there may be "consequences" for Duffy, who received an eviction notice in June, if at least partial payment on four months of back rent is not made soon. "If this guy evicts me, I'll completely understand and move," said Duffy, a Lake Barrington Republican. "He's completely getting the shaft by the state of Illinois."
State senator threatened with eviction from Barrington office
Barrington & Main St & 3rd Floor? Way to go, Senator! Of course the Senator is well within his rights to blame his problems all on his dead-beat employer. But this is the same Senator who thinks that business, not government, holds the key to solving all our problems. Since this Senator is a successful entrepreneur, your LakeCountyEye wonders why he doesn't locate his government office on the premises of his business. This is a solution that has worked out well for JoAnn Osmond all these years. Just sayin!

So even though your LakeCountyEye feels your eviction pain, there isn't much spare room to share with your LakeCountyEye, down in the parental unit's basement. The solution to your problem is simple -- get a job. Your State Senator is a job-creating businessman and no doubt will be happy to accommodate. He may be in need of someone to answer the phone in his relocated government office.

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1 comment:

OnDemand said...

That is an unfair statement about Duffy and his office situation. Why would he want to mix his personal business with his state office? And I would think somehow if he did that you so called lookers would accuse him of taking advantage of some tax loophole.