DuPage Co. -(ECWd) -
For months we have seen document after document proving wrongdoing by College of DuPage President Breuder that involves massive amounts of self dealing. To date, neither the COD Board nor Breuder have produced a single document to dispute the facts presented regarding illegal spending. Some of those actions and deceptions were covered in this article. Nor has anyone taken a single step towards accountability for these illegal actions.
Instead we routinely see the age old trick of showing one hand while the other is doing the dirty work. The hand he wants everyone to see can be found in yet another propaganda piece he wrote, and was published in the Huffington Post, who got it from the Community College Daily. (Click here for Huffington post link, and here for the CCD article)
With any deceptive practice there is always more to the story.
"We must all follow the time-tested business practices that have driven this nation's economy since the pilgrims landed in 1620"
Time-tested business practice? Is he talking about the one where the employee steals from his employer? Or is he talking about the business practice of misleading your boss as it will upset the kingdom you're creating with his business, which the employee thinks is his own?
I believe what he is talking about has nothing to do with business practices since 1620, but more about sounding smart, tapping into the emotional trigger by pointing to history, and misleading people away from the facts of his actions as to ensure he can continue with his ego stroking kingdom building.
He talks about running COD as a business. I understand the need to implement sound business practice into our public bodies, but it's clear he is missing one very important fact and his quote points to it.
"A budget based on controlled costs and strategic spending and preserving a solid nest egg opens opportunities in key areas such as research, development and business growth"
Considering public bodies only have the power granted to them by law, I wonder how he ties business growth to the community college act. I wonder because no where in the community college act does it talk about business growth being one of the objectives of a college. They are suppose to be an educational institution, however, it's becoming clear COD is in fact rapidly becoming one of the largest "businesses" in DuPage County, and all with your tax dollars.
When College Foundation members and their businesses lock down $192,000,000.00 in business from the college it is clear the citizens have a right to answers, especially when records prove lies and deception played a role in some of those transactions.
"Common sense and much work goes into the balancing of our budget"
Sounds like a pretty basic comment that we all understand. Sadly it is just another comment that means nothing because his own words prove it means nothing. He again brags about his work and implies much work goes into balancing the COD budget but the truth is, it takes little work to balance the budget using the methods he admits to!
- "We underestimate revenues"
- "We responsibly overstate expenses"
Now when you read those quotes in the above referenced articles you can see he makes it sound all fine and proper but in reality when it comes to public sector money, as in citizen's money, most call this cooking the books.
If we report to the public a revenue number that we "know" is underestimated and then overstate expenses that we "know" is overstated, we have committed a fraud on the citizen.
Want to pass a tax referendum that ensures massive business growth and profits to Foundation members and or their businesses? Simply give the public underestimated revenues, overstate your expenses and presto, the people think you need more revenue to ensure the expenses are covered and they pass your tax referendum.
It's all in the packaging!
Merry Christmas COD District 502, your President has admitted to manipulating the true numbers!