Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Q the Eye/08.15.18

Dear LakeCountyEye,

Are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Congressman Randall Hultgren
Dear Congressman Hultgren (if that's your real name),Ὥρος Hōros

Is the pope catachrestic?

Haha, campaigning for high office is a lot like catfishing with Instagram: Never ask a question you don't know the answer to.

So don't make a bonehead rookie error like the one made at a townhall meeting by Lake County's boreal Congressman, Randy Hultgren:
"Are you better off now than you were two to four years ago?" He asked.

"No," responded most of the crowd.

'Are you better off now?' Hultgren asks audience about tax cuts. 'No,' most say.
If this hadn't occurred in McHenry County your LakeCountyEye might be thinking that Hultgren was in danger of losing his Congressional seat.

Things are different in Lake County.  Here the Republican candidates leave nothing to chance when soliciting a voter's opinion.  For instance, they might ask the voters if they favor higher State property taxes.  In particular, if the voter favors a non-existent State property tax -- one fabricated out of thin air.  And worded for a ballot referendum that has no binding authority:
A divided Lake County Board voted Tuesday to put a question on the Nov. 6 ballot asking if the General Assembly should amend Illinois' Constitution and ban a statewide property tax increase. The usefulness of the referendum was questioned by county board members from both sides of the political aisle.
Lake County Board members spar over advisory property tax referendum
Ballot Referendum Question:Do you favor a statewide property tax increase?
Voters:"NOOO!" responded most of the voters.

That's how it's done, son.

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