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Karl Brubaker April 22, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Whether it was a good or bad hire, the Rob Sauceda hiring was absolutely the definition of politicalRead More cronyism. I like Lauzen and voted for him but this hire goes against everything he promised while running. And it's filthy.
vet April 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm
From the perspective of an area veterinarian who has to deal with KC animal control on a regularRead More basis, they are still a disaster, but with significantly better PR. They are successful at navigating social media, but incapable of Animal Control. Kane County still refuses to respond to the vast majority of calls from Kane County residents regarding stray animals, and instead refers all callers to area police departments. They have a newer facility, with an expensive brick paver driveway, but lack the cages needed to house aggressive animals that are required by county law to be quarantined if they bite someone without a valid rabies vaccine on board. Instead they force area veterinarians (private businesses) to enforce county laws, and act as quarantine facilities. This is Animal Control's job, and they are incapable of doing it. Area veterinarians do a major amount of Animal Control's paperwork and fee collection regarding rabies vaccines, saving Animal Control countless man hours and money, with no reimbursement for time spent by a private business doing Animal Control's job. None of this has improved with the Sauceda hiring. This was a political hire of someone with no animal knowledge or experience. He is interested in collecting fees, not in actually doing the job of Animal Control.
Bill Page April 23, 2014 at 08:07 am
The Sauceda appointment was political cronyism at its best (or worst). We prove this by u sing theRead More "whole universe" theory: In the entire universe of 7 billion here, and all the stars beyond, the only person suited for this job was a political ally of Chrissie Lauzen. You cannot justify a crony pick by saying, "Well, he's done a good job." That's not the point; apparently anyone with a pulse could have made some progress. This hire was nonsense from the beginning, and Ward is now just acting as Chrissie's hack.
3 R's good; 5 R's bad
TG April 22, 2014 at 08:14 am
Walt - I think you have a typo - shouldn't it be Ro'SCAM'. Do you mean my calls to his office don'tRead More mean anything, what a surprise - I'll save the dime next time.
Lorriane April 23, 2014 at 08:32 am
Really...name one politician that doesn't use the leadership PAC. Instead of picking on this oneRead More guy, why not be outraged at the lot of them and write articles about what the populous can do to get all these political perks outllawed.
Colin C. April 21, 2014 at 11:47 am
Several of my friends work with a group who make batches of box lunches and take the train to theRead More city to hand them out to the homeless every Sunday. Many of the churches in the area regularly volunteer at Hessed House and Lazarus House on a regular basis. There are lots of people who regularly volunteer to help the needy in many ways but they do not get the publicity that this animal rescue effort did. And there are many government sponsored agencies that serve those in need. When that have or create a problem they tend to get a lot of publicity but their successful day to day efforts are largely ignored. Where they do have problems it is often due to underfunding that leaves them so short staffed and over worked that they simply can't cover the territory. But also, animals are seen as helpless and dependent while humans are often seen as being the cause of their own problems and are supposed to be able to solve them themselves.
Improve ACA with Medicare for All
Dan Bailey April 19, 2014 at 11:46 am
I agree. The ACA is a step in the right direction. I've read that the ACA is very similar toRead More Republican RomneyCare that was successful in Massachusetts. So, why are Republicans so enraged when Obama reaches out to compromise in doing health care reform their way? I also agree with the 60% who would add a public option as a next step.
Lorriane April 20, 2014 at 09:47 am
All I know is I'm glad I work for the feds and don't have to go on the ACA Market. I'd be all forRead More ACA if it stopped at the part where it couldn't deny someone coverage. All this subsidy stuff is nonsense. The government can't support this unless we start taxing the middle class even harder which will happen. For those of you that do your taxes know that for a long time youve had to include your health insurance benefit on your taxes for informational purposes. Guess what your going to be paying taxes on soon.
Max Smart April 22, 2014 at 10:25 am
This just in...Bruce Rauner is RICH! Oh, the humanity!