A blog focusing on politics in Central Illinois.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Tom Durbin going for the taxpayers' Triple Crown

Well it appears that Tom Durbin is indeed going to go for the taxpayers' Triple Crown, and by that I mean he is going to try and make it onto 3 different public payrolls. Making just over $60,000 most likely as a firefighter I can understand, its a public service and he deserves it. And, I think its great that on his off time he is willing to serve as a public official on the county board. But, when you add in the roughly $55,000 from the Decatur Township Supervisor's position that he wants to add under his belt that gets to be a bit ridiculous. I want someone in the Supervisor's office who is going to be the Supervisor full time, not when they are off duty from their other job. $120,000 a year from the public payrolls might just be the taxpayers' Triple Crown, we haven't seen a triple crown winner in baseball in a long long time, and I doubt we'll be seeing Durbin as one either.