To Rich James, who started his column this way: "Those who opposed the adoption of a 1.5% income tax for Lake County residents just don't get it."
His last sentence was: "It's time the naysayers grew up and moved on." In between he cried like a baby, blaming the residents for all things that go wrong. As usual, it is all our fault.
My siblings and I were born and raised in Lake County.
Since I was a child I heard adults saying if you go into politics a clean and honest, you come out dishonest and corrupt. Well, corruption, mismanagement and lazy employees are the problem with Lake County Politics.
Not all employees were lazy, but I saw women smoking cigarettes, polishing their fingernails or writing personal letters at their desks. Men stood around with a cup of coffee in their hands and talking to anyone who would listen.
No, I have never been a county employee. What I saw over 44 years of having to go to the courthouse on business.
- Carol Jean Hall, Crown Point