Local example of inept government spending

Updated 10/27/2021 8:55 AM

A recent insightful article highlighted the city government of Libertyville, which took taxpayer money, borrowed $25 million to build a sports and recreation facility, which drained more taxpayer money every month, and is now close to selling it to a well-run capitalist company, for $3.75 million.

One of many recent examples of government overreach, costing taxpayers the freedom of using their hard-earned money on things they want to spend it on, instead forced to pay higher taxes so it is spent on collectivism ideas in a Marxist Socialism structure.


Arrowhead banquet hall comes to mind, with government supported restaurant and party facilities that compete against free market businesses like Abington Banquets, Moments on Main and Medinah. Reserve 22 at Village Links is another example, where millions of taxpayer dollars were put to use to directly compete against the taxpayer business owners of Fire & Wine, Noble House, Marinellas, etc. Putt-putt golf, horseback riding camps, health clubs, the list goes on ...

What's next, The Salon & Barbershop of Wheaton/Glen Ellyn Park District to compete against The Busy Bee? The Marxist Socialist possibilities are endless. As they consider a multi-trillion-dollar government spending program, Congress should study history like the Libertyville example to learn. Save America and kill the bill.

Chris Gould


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