I went to the Town Hall Meeting at Carpentersville’s Village Hall last Wednesday on June 16th. Not only was I shocked by what Village President Ed Ritter was saying, but everyone else who attended.
First of all, I’d like to thank State Representitive Keith Farnham
for coming to Carpentersville and hearing our complaints and wishes for not only Carpentersville, but for all of Illinois. Of course, a lot of the conversation had to do with the huge budget crisis that Illinois is facing and the taxes that are being raised on the struggling families who live in Carpentersville. Village President Ed Ritter asked Mr. Farnham, “Why can’t Illinois just cut spending 5% across the board?”
Well Mr. Ritter, I ask you this, “Why can’t Carpentersville cut it’s spending 5% across the board?”
Mr. Ritter also gave Mr. Farnham a funny look when he said he supported the reform of the Teachers Pension Plan, which is growing uncontrollable and is a big reason why Illinois is facing huge deficits in it’s pension liabilities.
Well Mr. Ritter you think it’s easy when others have to make cuts in spending, as long it doesn’t concern the Teacher Pensions and Carpentersville’s bloated budget and spending spree. Your concern for Carpentersville’s Village employees comfort and well being is duly noted by your urgency to build a new Public Works Building. Damn the recession with falling revenues, foreclosures and crumbling infrastructures. We’ll tax and tax and tax and find fees to pay for Public Works Director Bob Cole’s grand vision of a Taj Mahal for his employees. But enough of the bitching of raising taxes and fees on the struggling families in Carpentersville.
What’s truly disturbing was this, Carpentersville Village President Ed Ritter
proclaimed Americans as LAZY and so are their children! What made Mr. Ritter say something so horrible and UN-AMERICAN? Well, as usual, when you have Carpentersville’s eastside residents together in one room, the subject of illegal aliens comes up. A resident asked what can be done with a revolving door of illegal aliens who live next door to him. He stated that at least 9 Hispanics live there on a rotating basis, with loud music and cars constantly coming and going. Other residents chimed in, including Trustee Judy Sigwalt about the effects of illegal aliens on Carpentersville and elsewhere. Village President Ed Ritter had enough of all this finger-pointing and blaming illegal aliens, so he decided to reprimand the audience, sort of like in School when a teacher feels that his students are starting to get carried away. Here’s where it gets kind of scary, sort of like when your a kid and a teacher uses his/her position to intimidate and shames you into being silent.
Mr. Ritter starts going on a rant, a rant that most Carpentersville residents haven’t heard, since Bill Sarto was Village President.
He first said that Americans [We all believed he meant Caucasians] would rather be on unemployment than work. He further stated that Americans don’t want to work for 12 dollars an hour. This made several people to yell SHAME! A resident behind me said what 12 dollar an hour jobs? Maybe 9 dollar an hour jobs! Mr. Ritter then came up with an example, he told us that his 24 year old daughter has a friend who never held a job in her life! Then he continued ranting about how he read a study that if the State of Arizona was able to get rid of their 400,000 illegal aliens, that Arizona would become BANKRUPT! AND he continued with another diatribe that we should be careful for what we wish for! Oh my Mr. Ritter, Carpentersville would probably go BANKRUPT, if Carpentersville loses it’s illegal aliens too. Tell you what Mr. Ritter, why don’t we raise a new flag at Village Hall.
This way we can start attracting more illegal aliens to Carpentersville. AND, we’ll get rid of the rest of those lazy and pesky Americans who reside on the eastside!
Hmmmm, doesn’t it make you wonder what Mr. Ritter think of his lazy Caucasian students and their parents? He should really go back to the eastside of Carpentersville and teach there, since those lazy Caucasian students only make up a small minority there. He’ll find teaching not only easier, but more fulfilling. After all he won’t be wasting his precious time with lazy Caucasian children who make up the majority of his students now on the westside.
Yes Mr. Ritter, you can help your students raise the Flag of the true hard workers in America! With out the illegal aliens we would go bankrupt!