Questions for Madison County Democrats

January 10, 2014 

So former Democratic Treasurer Fred Bathon is going to prison for 30 months for accepting campaign contributions from friends and then allowing the friends to receive 18 percent return on their money for property tax sales. Wow. These poor people were unable to pay their property taxes and the Democratic treasurer was allowing them to be charged 18 percent interest.

Doesn't the Democratic Party claim to be for the poor people? It looks like Democrats are for themselves and they don't care at all for the poor people as they claim. What a surprise.

Apparently Auditor Rick Faccin and the county Democratic Party have found it too difficult to figure out how much money these property tax sales cost the poor people of Madison County. Use a mathematical formula. We don't need it down to the nearest penny, the nearest $100 will do. Democrat Faccin could figure out to the nearest penny how much money, in his opinion, was lost by the sale of long-term bonds by the Republican treasurer but is apparently unable or unwilling to figure how much the poor people lost by Bathon. I wonder why?

I wonder if Faccin will be able to figure out how much money the $487,500 judgment for sex discrimination against Democrat Regional Superintendent of Schools Bob Daiber has cost Madison County. Hint, it's probably around $487,500.

I wonder if Faccin will have Daiber on an Alton radio talk show to explain his actions, or is that just reserved for Republicans?

Harry Thurau

Glen Carbon

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