An Illinois city runs out of money from the taxpayers

The Illinois City of Harvey has gone broke. There will be no paychecks issued this week. Among those that are not getting paid are the officials elected to run and manage the cities business. Would you believe that some of them actually claim to be surprised and had no warning that this was about to happen? That is just too much bovine excrement to be handed out to their citizens. Read this story of liberalism run amok and then think of Venezuela.

As Written and Reported By Thomas Lifson for the American Thinker:

Elected officials in the City of Harvey, Illinois are going to be missing their paychecks, as the decades of over-spending and over-taxing finally come home for the politicians responsible for the crisis.

Zack Keske of the Chicago Tribune reports:

Elected officials in Harvey learned Thursday they would not be getting paid this pay cycle due to the city’s “financial constraints,” according to an email obtained by the Daily Southtown.

City [c]omptroller Louis B. Williams notified officials early Thursday afternoon that the city could not pay them this pay period but hoped to process payments as early as within a week.

“Due to the financial constraints the City is experiencing, we are unable to pay elected officials for this current pay period 01/05/18,” reads the email, which Williams sent to the mayor, aldermen, the treasurer, the clerk, the deputy clerk[,] and a mayoral aide.  “Regarding your paychecks, we will keep you all updated, as we are hoping to process them sometime next week if funding is available.  Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.”

The brief communication prompted email responses from multiple aldermen, who claimed they had been left in the dark about the city’s financial state and requested that a meeting be called to discuss the matter, emails provided by one of the….


Illinois city runs out of other people’s money



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