On the Chicago Tribune’s web site are the following endorsements for McHenry County’s countywide offices:
- County Board Chairman – Jack Franks, Democrat
- Recorder of Deeds – Joe Tirio, Republican
- State’s Attorney – Patrick Kenneally, Republican
The Tribune Editorial Board fell for the nuanced promise of Franks to cut only the “county” tax levy by 10%.
And for the BS that he will make that 10% cut “on my first day in office.”
Of course, what ordinary voters will see is Lying Jack Franks‘ logo, which quite clearly says he will “Cut Property Taxes Now 10%.”
“Property taxes” will be interpreted by its common meaning, that is, one’s tax bill, not the county portion of the tax bill, which is 10%.
If Franks meant otherwise, he would have made his slogan “Cut 1%,” which is what a person’s tax bill would be reduced if Franks were just talking about cutting the county’s tax levy–which is about 10% of one’s total tax bill.