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October 14, 2013 2:00PM
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Updated: November 16, 2013 6:08AM
Tale of two Democrats
Party loyalty is pretty important to me. I vote mostly for Republicans, but I have on occasion supported candidates from the rival party. I am encouraged when I see elected officials put their tax-paying constituents above the demands of party leadership.
Recently, Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, voted against the Lake County Income Tax because she believed the promised property tax relief would be least delivered to her own constituents — the folks who put her in office to represent them and not a political boss.
More recently, Councilwoman Cid voted against the creation of a 911-deputy director position at a cost of $75,000-a-year. Councilman Jerome Prince D-Gary, said we need this new position “to make sure the operation is going to be fluid.” Really, Mr. Prince? I thought that’s why we hired Brian Hitchcock at a cost of $125,000-a-year. Hitchcock was supposed to be the most experienced 911-man anyone could ever find. He was hired in June, hasn’t accomplished anything, and now he needs an assistant.
The Democrats in Lake County have a taxpayer advocate with Christine Cid, and a typical tax-and-spend liberal with Jerome Prince. What’s really sad is Prince wants to be in charge of all of our county’s tax assessments. With his track record, I would say Prince is the last person we want in charge of our property taxes.