Letter to the Editor: Barkenhausen Exaggerated at Debate
Bob Mullenbach of Lake Bluff questions comments Barkhausen made at the League of Women's Voters debate last Sunday.
At the League of Women Voters forum on Sunday, it was surprising to hear Mr. Barkhausen claim of reducing property taxes for Shields Township by 30%. Hearing Mr. Barkhausen make this claim over and most people would assume that their property taxes had been reduced significantly. However, as was pointed out and I later verified, this reduction amounts to less than 1/2 of one percent (or $1.04/month) for the average taxpayer. It is unfortunate that Mr.
Barkhausen and other politicians manipulate numbers to benefit themselves while leaving most people like us in the dark. I would encourage Mr. Barkhausen to not be so disingenuous in misleading the voters for his own gain and start talking about substantive issues in the future.