May 13, 2009

Toddler The Tax Dodger

From the Chicago Sun-Times.

Poor Toddler gets another negative rap – tax evader

Stroger is making payment arrangements with the IRS according to one of his followers who is probably well-paid with our tax dollars. It’s amazing how politicians can shirk their duties to the tax man and preach to the masses the need to raise taxes isn’t it? Shame on you Toddy and shame on those who lied about his fathers state of health and used their stupid scare tactics to push him into office. Where are they today? Maybe planning a fundraiser to bail him out? Fat Chance.

Claypool, once a bright and shining hope for Cook County President stuck to the old boy party line and supported Stroger the Son too. Shame on him too.

10 comments:

Hugh said...

that darn press!

Hugh said...

Document No. 0908226084

Hugh said...

Todd Stroger Turns It On!

Hugh said...

Ward 49 Scare Tactics

Moonglum said...

I just read the Claypool link and am a bit confused about your statement about it. In my eyes, Claypool is pretty clearly opposing Stroger in that article. "Stroger [...] blocked the repeal of a sales tax increase" and "Claypool, [...] said that the rollback would give consumers and businesses a break" Stroger against repeal, Claypool for, am I missing something?

Toni said...

Moonglum - Claypool was the favorite way back when. Then the machine didn't disclose {hid} Senior Stroger's health condition. Stroger Senior won the primary even though he'd suffered a severe stroke. His deteoriating condition was kept quiet until after some political deadline, then it was announced he was withdrawing. That required the Ward Committee men/women to chose the Democratic contender.

Claypool unfortunately did not enter that chapter of Cook County politics. And unfortunately, Claypool finally signed on with his fellow machine mates and endorsed Stroger Jr.

It's politics but for me, if I'm opposed to something or someone, it takes a lot of proof to change my mind. But, I'm just a voter, not a leader....

Sure, Claypool and others who endorsed Toddler are now in opposition to his antics. But it's a little too late for taxpayers pockets isn't it? The old boy party line silliness isn't too damn funny when this economic reality finally hit.

Moonglum said...

Ah. I was thinking that you were saying something in the article indicated Claypool was backing Stroger, not that you were still pissed at him for the Stroger support in the general election.

I have to admit the endorsement pissed me off too, but Claypool's voting record since then has been along my lines of thinking, and less blind support. I guess I forgive too easy.

Toni said...

Moonglum - pissed? I think a more appropriate term would be distrustful of any of those who endorsed Toddler.

The whole appointment was manipulated by the machine - not the constituents wishes. Favors to the family rather than choosing the best candidate for the position.

Flip Flops should remain in the shoe department.

mcl said...

Amen!

Moonglum said...

Agreed, that whole scenario turned me even more away from the machine. Still, watching Claypool and Obama's (don't forget he endorsed Stroger as well) performance since then gives me a bit more faith in them. But I totally agree with you that their actions at the time engendered a good deal of well earned distrust.

oh, p.s. thanks for your blog, it is one of the few RP blogs I can still read.