Politics, Policy & Opinion in DeKalb, Illinois, USA
Comment by markcharvat on January 31, 2010 at 4:07 am
I am not quite sold on Mr Campbell. I was in his corner ….UNTIL…”The Letter”. That is, the letter to the editor of tthe DC Jan 25, 2010 titled:
Hopkins Pool a good investment.
In the letter, Clay advocates wasting millions of taxpayer dollars on rebuilding the Hopkin’s Park Pool. CLAY–Get with it —We are in tough economic times. Did you forget that?
If Mr Campbell is fast and loose with taxpayer dollars when it comes the pool, how I can I trust him to wisely spend the taxpayer dollars allotted to his office, if elected.
If I had seen this letter (the Wogen Letter) , and this letter only, I would have been inclined to support Mr Campbell, but having seen both letters, I’m not so sure.
Comment by Kay Shelton on January 31, 2010 at 8:10 am
Hi Mark, re-read that letter about the pool with a heavy dose of sarcasm. I believe his sarcasm got misinterpreted as support for the pool.
I think he breaks even with that letter:
He scores points for not treating the public like they need dumbed down information, unlike everybody else who waters (no pun intended) everything down to sound bites that a three-year-old can understand.
He loses points for not being clear enough with his sarcasm.
I sent him a Facebook note days ago with a link to the Chronicle’s comments, pointing out that not everybody ‘got’ what he meant in the letter.
Comment by Kay Shelton on January 31, 2010 at 8:21 am
P.S. Mark, the Web site is loaded with anti-high tax information:
Comment by Ivan Krpan on January 31, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Mark, Kay is right. I’m not sure what Clay was thinking when he wrote that letter for a DC “Letter to the Editor”. Many people really do not comprehend what they are reading or in fact hearing today. They need to slow down a bit.
Sarcasm! You think? I read it three times and finally put myself in the seat as a ticked off taxpayers who is continually being asked to pay for a small groups wish list. Read it that way Mark and you will get a better grasp of the letter. It’s a great letter but just not for the entire public to read.
The fact that he is willing to publicly state that Wogengate was against the law and why no one is filing charges tells me what type of a person he is. This Wogengate issue cannot and should not be swept under the rug. I can bet that the Biernacki and Wogen households will not be voting for Clay including seven members of the DeKalb city council.
Comment by Ivan Krpan on February 1, 2010 at 4:47 pm
Well it’s about the time. Several questions asking taxpayers for more dollars that just aren’t out there to go around in this dark and scary economic times. There are also those asking for voters support as they look to either hold a government position they have or look to fill a position that is available.
Please remember what it is that we are voting for and please just don’t vote for someone because it would be cool to see a friend or an acquaintance with that job. Taxpayers dollars and their trust should be considered at an all time low and both should be respected with the outmost care and responsibility. Tax and spend and built for they will come attitudes must change thus should the way we vote for those who are making major decisions that do affect us day to day.
It is very important however that we remember that it is our duty as Americans to vote. Many over the years have given their lives and countless hours to give each of us the right to vote and to secure that vote for us. Truly shameful is the fact of how many good Americans have forgotten their civic duty because, their excuse, my vote doesn’t really matter. It does, more than you can even possibly imagine and count.
It’s time to wake up government as it is today and it starts by you getting up to vote and voting how you feel and by what affects you, it’s your vote and it is precious.
Just remember the following when you do get up to vote;
I’m not sure when that proverbial straw breaking the camels back will rear its ugly and life changing self but it can’t be too far with regards to the responsibilities that are being placed on the good, hard working taxpayers of this community. When will they begin to see some relief from those digging deeper each year into their pockets?
Begin being that proud American again by saying, “I VOTED”.
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