Who doesn’t want free money. Apparently, not enough people according to two-year-term Naperville councilman John Krummen, he wants more people to come rushing through the doors at city hall like black Friday TV give-away at Walmart.
Watch and listen to Krummen during the June 7 council meeting regarding the Renewable Energy Grant that he was excited to endorse:
Krummen an engineer by day (not a train), and a money-giver at night, who claims to be detail oriented and fiscally responsible wants $450,000 dispersed and only “$118” has been claimed. He probably meant $118,000, but what’s a few zeros at end of a number when it’s free. Some city officials including Krummen have no problem magically gathering dollars and handing them out like miniature Tootsie Rolls at a parade. Simply throw it around, it’s free, who cares where it came from, it’s free.
What councilman Krummen apparently doesn’t realize is that this ‘free money’ came from somewhere, and that ‘somewhere’ was from taxpayer dollars.
One can only imagine if councilman Krummen was responsible for dispersing this ‘free’ money, it might look something like this:
That’s part of the problem with many government officials at all levels. They, including Krummen, believe that because it’s there it should be used. It makes no difference where it came from, or how it’s used, just take it and spend it. If it runs out, no problem, they’ll get more…from the taxpayers.
Councilman Krummen would fit in quite well with the State legislature. His two-year council term expires next year and he will be up for re-election. Of the nine council members elected during the last election, Krummen came in eighth, with only Kevin Gallaher having fewer votes.
His campaign song may sound something like this, it worked for Trump, but Trump wasn’t giving away other peoples money: