Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Todd Stroger has a blog.



I got the idea for starting my own blog when I found out Barak Obama had started one.

Barak Obama

I have been extremely busy working on the budget that is due shortly. I had a very limited amount of time to go over the extraordinarily large amount of details and data. I have worked very hard with Dr. Robert Simon, and he has been working very hard on the Health care budget. Actually everyone has been working very hard at balancing the Cook County Budget and I appreciate everyone's efforts, and they will not go unnoticed.

I have been unable to attend any public hearings due to the large amount of time I must spend on the budget. I don't have a minute to spare at this point. I am trying very hard to be fair to all departments, but the needs of the Cook County residents are very important to me. So is sticking to my campaign promise of not raising taxes as so many residents have expressed their importance of this.

I am trying very hard to start with a new budget on March 1st, a new improved budget to get Cook County moving in the right direction. I appreciate everyone's patience. I intend to keep Cook County moving in the right direction, and I have a lot of work ahead of me. I accept this challenge willingly, and will keep working with much ambition.

5 comments:

nbr5 said...

Go ahead and cut whatever is causing the 300 million dollar deficit!!! It never should have happened in the first place! NO MORE TAXES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

firststepdj said...

Hey Stroger way to go. Do something for the people and make one of your old college roommates proud. Support from westcoast in effect. From K. Edghill.

PONCH said...

ITS A TUFF JOB WHEN EVERYONE IS LOOKING TO BE THE TOP DOG... TODD THATS WHAT YOU ARE. AND WHEN FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS REALIZE THAT YOU WERE ELECTED TO THAT POST MAYBE THEN AND ONLY THEN WILL THESE COMISSIONERS START REPRESENTING THERE DISTRICTS AND PUT THERE INFLATED EGOS ON STAND BY FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF COOK COUNTY.. MR PRESIDENT SOMETIMES YOU ARE TO MUCH OF A GENTLEMAN AND SOME PEOPLE JUST NEED TO BE CALLED OUT ON SOME OF THE CRAZY THINGS THEY DO. I ALWAYS SAID YOU WORK HARDER AT NOT DOING YOUR JOB THEN DOING IT AND IT SURE SHOWS WITH ALL SMALL GROUP OF THESE COMISSIONERS.. MR PRESIDENT KEEP FIGHTING FOR US YOU SHALL PREVAIL...

firststepdj said...

Happy new year Stroger...Hope all is well. By the way, Obama, Clinton or Edwards?... I like Kucinich and wish he got more airplay.

Esther Sprague said...

Fire the 1100 people you added to the already-bloated number of employees and you won't need the tax hike.