BE A TEAM PLAYER - PATRONAGE AND CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS
Posted By: DrLindaShelton
Date: Saturday, 13 December 2008, 10:31 a.m.
How do politicians in Cook County garner 70-80% of the vote - BE A TEAM PLAYER!
Every public employee during political fundraising season is given a book of tickets to the fundraiser - BE A TEAM PLAYER and sell the tickets [or lose your job]!
Signs go up on lawns of employees of the Secretary of State’s Office and Cook County Sheriff’s Office - BE A TEAM PLAYER and support OUR candidates [or no promotions]!
Public employees who take short lunches so that can finish their work are told - “look, you’re making everyone feel bad by not taking the full lunch that you deserve and a little more” - BE A TEAM PLAYER [or lose your job]!
If a public employee does his work too fast or too well he is told - “look at your colleagues, you are making them look bad - slow down [so we can hire another patronage worker to get out the vote] - don’t hurt their feelings - BE A TEAM PLAYER [or find a new job]!