Wow, what a surprise!
Cuyahoga County seems to be running out of money. Can't borrow, County Executive Amond Budish tells the Plain Dealer.
Can't borrow for MetroHealth Medical Center but can for a hotel that will be a big money loser. Great Democratic politics.
Have Cleveland's real leaders run a poll on Mayor Frank Jackson popularity (or unpopularity) or are they just naturally nervous these days.
They - our politically corrupt office-holders - keep taking the pennies from the public, adding them up and giving them away. They soon become hundreds of millions of dollars.
Why do they do it?
A recall effort to knock Mayor Frank Jackson out of office could have some significant benefits for Cleveland. Even if it fails.
I question whether the forces leading this effort have the heft to obtain enough signatures to place a recall vote on the ballot. Some 12,000 plus.
We already know that will never stop paying the bills of overly wealthy pro sports owners and players but you may not have known that Cuyahoga County on Jan. 15 paid Gateway bondholders $8,898,896.
Isn't it wonderful that Cleveland Indians boss Paul Dolan- member of one of our billionaire sports/cable families - has taken on the burden of pushing a tax on cigarettes to finance the arts.
Political honeymoons seem to last far too long around here. Think Frank Jackson.
Deception comes in many forms.
It's time to talk about Ted Diadiun. Or better identified as "Mr. P. D. Excuses". A fake ombudsman for Plain Dealer readers. And believe me, he's good at it. I have to admit.
The past is always with us.
Yet we are determined to ignore it.
We face a crucial police/community crisis with a mayor who stubbornly refuses to face reality.
The final count as of the end of 2014 sin tax collection by Cuyahoga County is in - $127,545,783.09. That's $127.5 million. All taxes.
This tax ends sometime this year and the NEW 20-year sin tax, worth some $270 million, will begin.
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