After receiving this email from District 6 McHenry County Democratic Party Chair Drew Georgi, I asked if I could share it with you.
He agreed, so here it is:
I’ve spent the last 2-3 weeks taking the names of all the government officials from the newest yellow county year book.
Do you know how many names I ended up with?
Lets cut 100 names off the list for the Federal, State, and those holding more than one office.
That leaves 1,224! names from the school boards to the county level.
Granted quite a few are non-paying jobs but those positions don’t come for free, there are still operating expenses for those positions and boards or whatever government group they are a part of.
This does not include the actual workers like the teachers, police, firefighters, highway workers, office workers, building maintenance workers, etc.
How are the Republicans in this county cutting down big government?
Also you would be very surprised at the number of duplicate last names I found.
I’m not talking about common names like Jones or Smith tho there were quite a few of those.
Looks like there are a lot of family members spread across our county governments. Some even have the guts to flaunt it so bad as to be members of the same government board.
So how are the Republicans of this county any better than those “corrupt Chicago Democrats” with their pay to play and hiring of family when it looks like the McHenry County Republicans are making Chicago officials look like they are just playing at it when the Republicans here are the real pros at it?
Plus why are you not screaming at Lou (Bianchi), Keith (Nygren), and other elected officials when you look at their campaign filings and see that the same people that are giving them money are many of the same ones doing lots of business either with their office or the county? Again showing how they are the real pros when it comes to pay to play and keeping it on the down low so nobody hears about it.
We are cutting the average workers from our government payrolls while the top people are getting raises or are making such high salaries that they can handle a raise freeze.
How about the school Superintendent of these little two and three school districts making almost or over $200,000 a year taking a pay cut?
When I asked different school board members about this insane amount they are making, I get the song and dance that we need to be competitive with other school districts.
At the same time I watch four teachers get their pink slips and six teachers told that they will be teaching two grades in the same classroom.
For the first time since my kids started to have to take the ISAT’s, the school sent home a study guide for it so the kids will score better.
That tells me that this doubling up is not working.
Again I hear that they are doing this to increase the scores so they can keep what funding they have.
When the school board came up with this plan they told us parents that they have done this same thing in the past and the kids did not suffer, yet they could not show us any thing to back up their claims because it was before the ISAT type testing.
This is just one government controlled department.
How many others are doing the same thing of cutting staff, giving us less services, yet asking for more money?
It is time we cut out duplicate departments like the 17 township highway departments and consolidate them at the county level and maybe create a central purchasing department like we had in the Marines for every government body from the villages to the county to be a part of.
It has been when it comes to the salt for the roads, (when they get their order in on time) so why not with all the other items they all use like one big group insurance policy for all of their insurance needs from car insurance to health instead of 18 or more policies for each thing the county and local governments need to insure.
It is time that our local officials see what is going on around them and stop think that the tax payers are an endless bank. They need to make the money we give them work smarter for them.
But you never thought you would hear a Democrat saying we need to reduce government did you?
Andrew “Drew” Georgi