It’s Cook County Monday!!!!!!

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I have to admit (and Julie agrees) that I am a fanatic when it comes to Channel 11’s Chicago Week in Review. I watched Friday and I am just in love with the program. And Chicago Tonight too. They are just great programs. We watched the Cook County board saga questions and the debate was over whether or not Todd Stroger is doing a good job. Can I say I don’t understand why the media gives the other Cook County commissioners a huge pass? They were more responsible for this mess we are in than Todd Stoger, yet they come on TV and complain and give alternate budgets and Channel 2 runs it. It’s almost like they smelt it. Yet, take no ownership for the dealt.

So Stroger wants 800 front line health care and security/police forces cut. The Alternate budget proposed by the commissioners asked for 400 cuts to beaurocrats and high level managers. Really, it probably evens out. We probably don’t need 800 front line workers (some are problably bad at it) and we probably need some of those 400 managers to get the job done. So really the question remains – what the hell did the County and John Stroger do to get into a 500 million dollar hole?

map_board_of_commissioners.gif

I have to admit (and Julie agrees) that I am a fanatic when it comes to Channel 11’s Chicago Week in Review. I watched Friday and I am just in love with the program. And Chicago Tonight too. They are just great programs. We watched the Cook County board saga questions and the debate was over whether or not Todd Stroger is doing a good job. Can I say I don’t understand why the media gives the other Cook County commissioners a huge pass? They were more responsible for this mess we are in than Todd Stoger, yet they come on TV and complain and give alternate budgets and Channel 2 runs it. It’s almost like they smelt it. Yet, take no ownership for the dealt.

So Stroger wants 800 front line health care and security/police forces cut. The Alternate budget proposed by the commissioners asked for 400 cuts to beaurocrats and high level managers. Really, it probably evens out. We probably don’t need 800 front line workers (some are problably bad at it) and we probably need some of those 400 managers to get the job done. So really the question remains – what the hell did the County and John Stroger do to get into a 500 million dollar hole?

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