From former McHenry County Board member Ersel Schuster:
Observations hit a cord!
Responding to a post on this blog [Ersel Schuster Reflects on a Jack Franks’ Patronage Hire], “moderate,” has taken the expected step of personal assassination; making my point in spades!
It has always been my understanding that I am fair-game from the likes of “moderates” crowd.
My life is an open book and I do wear my heart on my sleeve.
The real concern is whether, or not “moderate” is on the county’s payroll.
Wouldn’t it be great if people like “moderate” had the courage to face those they work so hard to discredit?
Since they are cowards… one would be foolish to hold his/her breath believing they will come out of the shadows.
To those who stayed on issue and stood up for me after “moderate’s” attacks… a million thanks!
For those who may not know, but may be questioning… here is the background story; something “moderate,” and his ilk, would not know.
As died-in-the-wool-entrepreneurs, Ed and I were working to launch a product.
Our sin was believing in the product and holding on so long it took us to our knees.
All would have been just fine had the housing market not tanked.
As a result, and at the time, the responsible action was to put ourselves into Chapter 13 to work at paying off debt.
Notice, Chapter 13… not 7 or 11!
For general clarification, there are two types of bankruptcy for individuals:
- the discharge of debts and
- the payment plan
Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code is for the discharge of debts.
In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are not seeking to get rid of all of your debt, but to restructure your payments so they are more manageable, considering your income.
Chapter 11 is used in business reorganization.
Simply put, 10 years after the fact, this information has never been a secret.
Clearly it is now being used as threats… to silence me.
Those in “moderate’s” mold, or mind-set, are notorious for slinging mud, perpetuating half-truths, personal assassination, and destroying reputations for political purposes.
The sickness of these destructive tactics undermines good government and is growing in our county.
Those of us who have been assaulted by these people over the years know this is the same crew working for, and perpetuating the financial mess in Springfield, Cook County, our school systems, unsustainable retirement plans, etc.
The critical message, and take-away, is to caution voters / taxpayers… make sure you question “anonymous” posts, negative campaign material, robo-calls and all personally damaging articles directed toward anyone still having the courage to run for elected office.
We have been asleep… thus allowing these folks to believe we are stupid and unwilling to challenge them.
It is long past the time to stand up!