Iroquois Co. (ECWd) -
Many times I have stated, "you cant make this stuff up", and once again those words ring so true.
With numerous news agencies finally covering the criminal acts we have been exposing for over a year by a select few Iroquois County employees it appears Forest Gump got it right.
Stupid is as Stupid Does!
The Daily Journal reported on the coverage today and yet again, Cary Hagen has opened her mouth and exposed herself! - Hagen reported that yes, she charged Christmas gifts to a department credit card — but not for her own giving, rather for the purchase by the department of gifts for employees and service people including cleaners, trash haulers and delivery people.
Is this a public admision of using public funds for private purpose?
Shall we remind everyone once again? Public Funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purpose! (Illinois Constitution Article VIII Section 1)
Does anyone honestly believe purchasing Christmas gifts with a public credit card to give gifts to employees and service people to include cleaners, trash haulers and deliver people is a legal expenditure of our tax dollars?
Under what statute would the delivery people, such as the postman, UPS driver etc. be entitled to receive a tax payer funded Christmas present? Under what statute would the company contracted to clean offices be entitled to receive a tax payer funded Christmas present? If it's OK for them to get gifts why not every other person in the county? Why not each patient that walks through the door? Seriously, where does it stop?
The answer is simple, Their is no statute that allows them to do what they did! In fact, the very foundation of our state laws, our Constitution, makes it very clear! The use of public funds in this fashion is not permitted by law and someone some day must be held accountable!