Premium Illinois Taxpayers’ Group Names Michele Aavang & Larry Smith “Taxpayer Villains”

A press release from Jim Tobin’s Taxpayers United of America:

TUA Exposes Two McHenry Tax Villains

McHENRY COUNTY—Taxpayers United of America today named McHenry County Board members Michele Aavang and Larry Smith “Taxpayer Enemies,” and asked their constituents to make an example of them to send a message to the rest of the tax-raising “2016 All Republican” county board.

For supporting a 4% real hike in last year’s real estate taxes Michele Aavang and Larry Smith showed up on Wanted Posters issued by Taxpayers United of America.

“These two so-called Republicans supported the 4% county property tax increase recently enacted by
the McHenry County Board,” said Jim Tobin, President of Taxpayers United of America (TUA).

“That amount was half of all property tax increases in McHenry County this past spring.”

“After the county property tax increase was rammed through, an attempt was made to abate some of the increase by killing the Valley Hi Nursing Home levy, which would have removed the tax for an enterprise agency that generally breaks even, and has about $40 million in the bank.

“Even this modest tax abatement was voted down by Aavang and Smith, who opted to siphon the nursing home levy to a capital projects fund.”

“The ‘All Republican’ McHenry County Board is no friend of its constituents.

“The removal of Michele Aavang and Larry Smith this March by voters would send a message to the rest of the board that McHenry County taxpayers have had enough.”


Premium Illinois Taxpayers’ Group Names Michele Aavang & Larry Smith “Taxpayer Villains” — 13 Comments

  1. Almost didn’t recognize these two fools without the toilet seats around their necks!

    These rubber stamping Democrats with R’s next to their names need a double flush!

  2. Time to clean house and install some board members who will push back for the tax payers!

  3. Listening to the NWHerald interview:

    *Ersel is honest in that the tax decrease was just smoke and mirrors, Only an abatement.

    Just Temporary.She’s is a supporter of following the rules and law.

    She’s also for transparency.

    She’s willing to stand up fight, lead, do what’s right.

    Not just go along.

    She’s principled and can’t be worn down or pushed around.

    Spoke from the heart about troubling issues and processes plaguing our county.

    *Larry actually admitted the tax cut he touted on his campaign literature was really just temporary abatement.

    Says he’s open but never speaks at board mtgs.

    He’s probably a nice guy, a decent neighbor but he’s not an effective leader or board member.

    Easily led by the nose.

    Had to read word for word his closing statement.

    no heart there.

    Then he goes back on the abatement and tries to sell it as a tax cut.

    Make up your mind Larry! Not very transparent/honest.

    *Melendi was on the school board in Huntley and says she voted against raising taxes but immediately goes into increasing infrastructure.

    Sorry Lesli you can’t increase infrastructure and not raise taxes without cutting programs, budget, spending!

    You failed to mention how you would make that work!

    Melendi works for McConnaughay who wrote the bill to give the Couty board chairman more power.

    So you can guarantee she’s going to be a shill for him and his spending more and taking more.

    Forget the board rules.

    Franks has a shill in her current boss and when the bill didn’t pass, they decided to send in her asst to run on the board.

    “fresh perspective isn’t what we need as much as we need honesty, experience in cost cutting and experience in how the board works and someone willing to stick to the board’s rules. .

    *Rein is on the right track and has been instrumental and successful in cutting spending on the county’s employee healthcare costs saving over 1.2 M per year!!!

    He explained that partisan politics resides within his own party.

    Republicans call themselves Republican and don’t even respect their own platform.

    He calls for transparency and open debate.

    He’s got you all beat.

    He’s a fighter but he’s not combative or a grandstander.

    Does what’s right.

    Proven actual tax fighter.

    *Althoff should adhere to her term limit and not run again for more positions.

    We have enough RINOs on the board.

    she’d be just 1 more.

    She will be there to fulfill Franks agenda to hand this county over to Madigan.

    She couldn’t make a real positive change in Springfield.

    She had her chance and only succeeded in being a typical bs politician

    I’m going to see if the 4 others are on another interview.

  4. found it:

    John Jung: You did not lower the tax levy but you said you did.

    You don’t know the difference.

    Claim you voted against board pension but YOU JUST JUMPED IN AND STARTED COLLECTING THE PENSION!!!

    I’m sure he’s a nice neighbor but ineffective on the board.

    Rubber stamper and sits there like a lump on the board.

    You don’t work WITH Jack Franks, you just do what he tells you. WEAK.

    Steve Bellmore: On the commie school board of dist 156.

    Is for reduction of board and less representation.

    No thanks!

    we don’t need less people that can be bribed or coerced.

    Althoffs neighbor and cohort.

    Franks rubber stamper.

    Wont take mileage or health insurance.

    That saves taxpayers.

    Wow this was a lot of filler, bs talking points with no substance.

    Neither has a plan, or proven ways they’ve been successful.

    They are PART of the DISFUNCTION!

  5. Wow, that rant was a lot of criticism even from “only I can fix it” Schuster aka Klaatu/Camp Lake.

    You have to hand it to her…she’s as narcissistic as the occupant of the White House.

    Can’t seem to survive without trying to nuzzle up to the trough again.

    She’s quick to criticize others, or should I say everyone, but saw no problem in collecting double salary as township supervisor and board member.

    Supplemental income always helps the elderly and “she poses no threat to Jack Franks.”

  6. If Ersel Schuster is irrelevant to Jack Franks, why are his unidentified allies (Illinois Integrity Fund) trying to defeat her?

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