Todd Stroger is busy with last minute surprises




It has finally stopped snowing in Chicago! Time to dig out!

From the Todd Stroger Fan Club NOT!!

Of course Todd can get away with all of this. He has managed to run amok during his election up until now and I don't see an end in sight. He continues to grin, smirk, and chuckle throughout the whole entire Cook County Board Meetings. He still has to be reminded of the rules on voting throughout the meetings by his Commissioners. While the Chairs of each committee are conducting their meetings he sits behind them and grins, smirks, and chuckles with Lance Tyson his chief of staff. He has managed to get every commissioner, with the exception of William Beavers, of course, fluffed up with him. Todd has also managed to avoid all public hearings on his budget. He has been on a couple of radio shows, though. He has managed to keep job security for the political reporters in this City, as well as for family and friends. Yes, Todd you need to keep all of your body guards because people will be tempted to poke, slap or tell you in colorful language how well you are doing.

Dueling proposals for overhauling Cook County's 2007 budget likely will square off next week, as Board President Todd Stroger and a bipartisan group of county commissioners each announced millions in proposed amendments late Tuesday.
"He's trying to spend any revenue we find before we have a chance to allocate it," said Commissioner Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston). "We took the president at his word when he said, 'My work's done, and it's now up to the board of commissioners,' so that's what we're doing now."
Suffredin said his group's plan also would help public defenders and do many of the same things as Stroger's proposal, but commissioners do not agree with Stroger on everything. Mayberry promised a fight if commissioners try to alter Stroger's plan.
"Higher property taxes, higher sales taxes, higher taxes on alcohol, a new tax on hotel stays and hundreds of administrative cuts are just some of the money-making proposals.
The most dramatic tax proposal came from Commissioner Deborah Sims (D-Chicago), who wants to more than double the county's sales tax from 0.75 percent to 1.75 percent.
Although the revenue department had not yet provided Sims with an official estimate Tuesday, such an increase could bring in more than $400 million in new revenue, wiping out the county's entire budget deficit and making all of Stroger's proposed cuts unnecessary.
"They say there's going to be lots of (last-minute) floor amendments, too, so I don't know what's going to happen," said Commissioner Jerry Butler (D-Chicago). "This is going to be a crazy one." last minute surprises

6 Comments:

  1. Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    "Dueling proposals for overhauling Cook County's 2007 budget likely will square off next week, as Board President Todd Stroger and a bipartisan group of county commissioners each announced millions in proposed amendments late Tuesday."

    I'm holding my breath on the Urkelster to be man and straighten out the city's budget. If not, the city of Chicago should give him the boot!

    Heey, nice pic of the cat. I like Tabbys. I had a tabby cat when I was a kid. I bet that cat had fun in the snow! LOL!
    Grace said...
    I can't articulate just how little respect I have for this dude. But I'm crossing my fingers. I LOVE that he was booed at Obama's announcement.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    Biloxi,
    Cat didn't like the snow. He is sick of it as well.

    Grace,
    I am surprised Todd showed up to Obama's annoucement, but then again and I am sure Obama is regretting supporting him.
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    The cat seems content in the pic. Yeah, I think that cat is bit irritated by the snow since cat can't run around and play. The bad weather in the Midwest and East Coast is ridiculous.

    You all in Illnois need to get rid of the man that is polluting the city: Toddster.
    Third Generation Chicago Native said...
    How did you like the first link, someone is selling Bill Beavers (self proclaimed hog with the big nuts) items. Click on the NOT,under Todd Stroger Fan Club, I laughed so hard
    Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...
    LOL! You guys are so bad of the pics of Todd.. hog with big nuts.. Ha ha! He is big nut in mind sense but not in the body...Sounds like there are certainly some Toddster haters..I just can't see myself wear Toddster's undies. But, then again, I can wear it and have an "accident."

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