Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Takes Issue with Patronage

On December 2, 2007, the Chicago Tribune ran a commentary by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. titled Legacy of Tax-fed Patronage Must End. Congressman Jackson touched on how a patronage driven government system can affect the quality of services provided to taxpayers. He states:

"That massive bureacracy was handed down by vested interest [to] Todd, whose sole focus is to protect a huge patronage army -- an army fed by increasingly overtaxed citizens, who, ironically, are rewarded with a steady erosion of health care and county services they deserve."

What are your thoughts?

Please click the link below to read the article in its entirety:,0,170562,print.story