Tuesday, April 14, 2015
FOLLOW THE MONEY!
Has anyone wondered where the proponents of the failed April 7 sales tax referendum got all that money? Over $50,000 worth of mailings and signs? A glance through the campaign finance filings should prove interesting. Anyone who contributes more than $1,000 has to be reported to the state and the names listed who together gave $47,496 is quite informative. As expected, construction unions gave $18,000, their members would receive the inflated 'prevailing wage' which adds so much to the cost of every government construction project; construction companies gave $10,000; education PACs gave $5,496; the Quad City Chamber of Commerce gave $4,000 (which must delight the RICo merchants who are members); Blackhawk Bank gave $1,000; Bohnsack and Frommelt (which happens to be a Certified Public Accounting Firm that specializes in providing public accounting services to government organizations, Sarah Bohnsack is a partner) gave $1,000. HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF THAT QUAINT ILLINOIS CUSTOM "PAY FOR PLAY"? Only $8,000 came in from what appears to be ordinary citizens, $39,496 came from those who would expect to gain financially if this tax were to pass. FOLLOW THE MONEY!