Republican candidate for Cook County Board President Roger Keats responded to the Board of Review members' press conference comments Monday (See:"Claypool 10/25 Ordinance" has failed thousands of homeowners, Berrios says") blasting Cook County Assessor Jim Houlihan's "10/25 Ordinance" and his failure to protect Cook County property owners:
Knowing that voters might punish incumbents for the one-two punch of income and property tax increases, Democrats are scrambling for cover. They are looking to point the finger at someone and since Republicans are virtually powerless in Cook County and Illinois, they have to turn that finger at each other.
Concerning the Quinn/Madigan/Berrios 7% tax cap legislation, Keats had three thoughts:
“This is a ponzy scheme Bernie Madoff would be proud of.”
“Do you really think the guys who got us into this mess are going to get us out of it?”
“Calling a tax cap that is 700% of the rate of inflation a real cap is absurd. It is like taking the up elevator on the Titanic, it won't do us any good.”