Copper doors, closed schools, need for austerity

Harmon and Lilly, Galewood, 9/12/2013

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By Jim Bowman


Facing restless voters in the September 12, 2013 town hall meeting at Galewood Community Church, Sen. Don Harmon and Rep. Camille Lilly had another matter thrust before them, . . . .

. . . the recently publicized expensive copper doors for the state capitol, which the questioner said demonstrated a "let them eat cake" attitude.

The money for those doors did not come from general revenues, Harmon explained. It came from the Illinois Jobs Now! program, a capital spending bill signed into law (and nicknamed) by Governor Quinn in 2009.


This program, named as if it was job creation, was to cost $31 billion over six years and was to pay for more along lines of these copper doors -- $17-plus million for two zoos, Brookfield and Lincoln Park, $1.2 million for the Muntu Dance Theater, and $.5 million for the Chicago Baseball Museum and Stadium, to name a few of its beneficiaries -- all of it with accompanying taxation and borrowing. 

Raise taxes on "cronies," man said. . . . 

Read the rest here . . . 

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