Look at the following headline from an article published yesterday by Rasmussen Reports in the context of Jack Franks making false promise to cut property tax bills 10%.
The article’s first paragraph is below:
An overwhelming majority of voters continues to believe politicians don’t keep their campaign promises and are even more convinced it’s because they’ll say whatever it takes to get elected.
Here are the two questions:
- Do most politicians keep their campaign promises?
- When politicians break campaign promises, is it usually because they deliberately made a false promise to get elected or because of unforeseen events after they took office?
Why is Franks’ promise false?
If elected McHenry County Board Chairman, Franks would have some influence over, although no vote on the McHenry County budget.
The County budget is about 10% of each homeowner’s property tax bill.
So, to cut people’s tax bills 10%, as he promises, the County budget would have to be zero.
There would be no County services.
No County Jail.
No County Health Department.
You get the idea.