While researching another aspect of CIETC I stumbled across a little archival information about Ako, (D candidate HD66). Wow, $150,000 from CIETC through the years in addition to that other County money. It looks like the Democrat Supervisors were able to transfer more over a half million dollars from the Polk County taxpayers to Democrat activist, office holder and candidate Ako Samad. Seriously, can we depose the parrot?
Now, is anyone else worried about electing a guy whose public service has already proved so lucrative? Ako says he got the money because Creative Visions was so sucessful, but how is that sucess measured?
What is defined as a sucess at Creative Visions that earns all of those hundreds of thosands of tax dollars? Is it more sucessful than alternatives? Were alternatives even considered? The answers are, of course, unknown.
We don't know the answer to any of those questions because we haven't had access to the books since Truman's second term. We all know about the history of abuse and waste associated with many of these social service non-profits so what has made Creative Visions so attractive as an investment of public funds other than Ako's political relationship with John Mauro, Angela Lemmo-Connolly, Tom Hockensmith, Archie Brooks, and the rest of the gang?
Did anyone else notice the three Democrat Supervisors gave themselves a raise on the last day of the FY? That wouldn't normally be a big deal and the Supervisors haven't had a raise in a couple of years. But the Democrats timed the raise to hit on the last day of the fiscal year so as to trigger a great big fat half million dollar payoff to the local unions and their bosses instead of waiting one more day like Republicans Bob Brownell and E.J. Giovannetti urged.
We all might wonder about the money pit at Creative Visions but this latest union payoff from Lemmo-Connolly, Mauro and especially union boss Tom Hockensmith is about as arrogant and explicit as jobbery gets. The Democrats literally just took hundreds of thousands of your tax dollars and gave it to their most important sponsors-on the last day of the fiscal year. I think the word on the tip of your tongue is "graft".
How can you not get out and bust your hump to take out Tom Hockensmith in Supervisor District 3 and turn Polk County RED when you think about the money that came out of your pocket and went to the County unions. Unlike past years, this year you have an alternative to frustrated rage.
The Republican candidate Wes Enos needs money and manpower so don't just get mad, get even!
Sweep Out The Courthouse-Vote Republican!