Serving Waukegan, Libertyville, Lake County, Gurnee & nearby areas of Illinois

On Tuesday, every ballot distributed here in Lake County will have at least one tax increase referendum on it. I encourage a No vote regardless of the taxing district involved or the reasons given for the proposed increase. To me, voting yes is admitting that that tax body is not already taking enough of your money. Virtually every government agency has bloat, waste and inefficiency, some more than others. In these economic times, large and small private businesses alike are cutting expenses and overhead. Government, the single largest employer in the United States, needs to do the same. Don’t bow to the threats of service cuts. Don’t buy the promises that your money will be used wisely. Make the government accountable by cutting down to the bare bones, just like the rest of us, before you allow them to feed at the taxpayer trough again. We shouldn’t have to work 4-1/2 months every year just to feed the monster.