Rich James is way over the top with his June 19 bloviation. Painting those of us who felt we could not afford another tax in Lake County as not caring is irresponsible.
Consolidating services would be a good step toward fiscal responsibility. I also think voters need to do due diligence in who they are putting in office.
Remember, it was Sheriff Rogelio "Roy" Dominguez who ran the jail into the ground, causing the feds to come in and costing taxpayers millions. It was Jeff Langbehn’s poor decisions on Hickory Hills and waste-to-ethanol that brought lawsuits we have to pay for. It was the Democratic commissioners who didn’t get E911 consolidation started until the 11th hour, wasting taxpayer money.
Now we have Thomas McDermott Jr. to thank for reaching into our pockets again to pay for out-of-control spending.
James is right. Lake County isn’t like "Little House on the Prairie." It’s more like Chicago with its high taxes, crime, and public corruption.
- Kim Krull, Crown Point