Paid For By The Committee To Elect Bob Benton.
By Dan Morey
During this term as Rexdale County Executive, Jerry Bucklin took a 75% pay raise. He is also the only elected official in the history of the county to use your tax dollars to purchase and feed an Amur leopard cub.
Lets look at the record.
In just four years, Jerry Bucklin increased your property taxes, garbage and sewer rates, and dog license fees. It now costs you an extra 45% every year to share your home with mans best friend. And what about people who really love dogspeople like me who might have anywhere from ten to thirty Pit Bulls and/or Rottweilers dispersed around their property. Imagine what this new fee is costing us.
Why does Jerry Bucklin hate dog owners? Because Jerry Bucklin hates dogs. Ever since his leopard cub had that altercation with my Rott, Gnarly, in Gorman Park (an altercation in which Gnarly clearly proved himself the superior animal) Jerry Bucklin has had it in for dogs.
While the law-abiding, canine-loving citizens of Rexdale are drowning in new taxes and license fees, Jerry Bucklin is kicking back with his illegal leopard cub and enjoying a massive raise. And did he stop there? Oh no, not Jerry. Not when he still had plenty of your hard-earned tax dollars to spend on an orangutan. Thats right. Jerry Bucklin had an endangered Sumatran orangutan shipped all the way from Indonesia because his Amur leopard cub was feeling lonely. Do you know how much it costs to import an orangutan? Neither do I. Why? Because Im a regular guya dog guy. I dont collect illicit exotic animals. Also, Im not crazy. Unlike Jerry Bucklin, who is all kinds of crazy.
Just look at whats happened to our streets over the last four years. They havent been this bad since the county was founded. Im talking about the days of horses and buggies and trench sewers. I would rather trudge through the rutted, dung-filled thoroughfares of Victorian Rexdale than drive my Humvee on Elm Street today. And this is a military-approved armored vehicle, rated to absorb a mid-range IED explosion! I could safely cruise the streets of Kabul with a George Bush bumper sticker, but would I drive over a Rexdale pothole? No way! Theyre so deep, I looked down one and saw a Chinaman. I always knew Jerry Bucklin was a communist, but this is ridiculous!
So whos in charge of the streets under Chairman Bucklins regime? His brother-in-law, thats who. The same brother-in-law who was a person of interest in the 2010 underage foot-fetishism sting. This bona fide pervert is being paid $198,000 a year (out of your tax dollars!) to sit on his rump and watch videos of little girls feet while our streets go to utter hell. Thanks, Jerry Bucklin.
I know what some of you are thinking. What about your brother-in-law, Bob? Wasnt he apprehended, in a state of undress, outside an elderly womans window back in 06? Didnt the papers refer to him as The Pear Street Peeper? Maybe so. But my sister is seriously considering a divorce, and, unlike Jerry Bucklin, I currently have no plans of appointing my brother-in-law to a government position.
And what about real crime? Im not saying window peeping is okay, but compared to whats going on in Rexdale these days, its pretty minor stuff. Since Jerry Bucklin eliminated 2 police officers and 5 neighborhood watch programs, the number of burglaries in the county has increased by over 1200%! (Source, a cop). We might as well be living in South Africa. Because of Jerry Bucklin Im looking out my kitchen window at a ten-foot-high brick wall topped with prison-grade razor wire. I cant even let my Pit Bulls off their chains anymore because of all the landmines and spring-guns I had to install in the yard. Nice job, Jerry. Way to put taxpayers first.
Sort of makes you wonder what Jerry Bucklin has planned for his next term. I cant guarantee you hell give himself another raise, but I can tell you that orangutans are expensive. Jerry Bucklin spends more on a one-month supply of monkey diapers than most of us do in a year at the grocery store. Is that where you want your taxes going? Over to Jerry Bucklins mansion to keep his orangutan in fresh nappies?
I didnt think so.
Come Election Day, remember the pay raise, the Amur leopard cub, the orangutan, the dog-hating, the potholes, the communism, the sicko brother-in-law, the rampant crime, the monkey diapersand elect Bob Benton, the sane alternative.
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