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The Old Tax and Grab 

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Nice to read Joravsky's latest on creative lying in local government ["Arrogance on Wheels," March 11]. But didn't it sound strangely familiar? Is Joravsky plagiarizing? Is he recycling old columns? No, actually it's the politicians trying the same scam over and over and over again--Brown Line, Cook County Hospital, Dan Ryan, lakefront/Promontory Point. And it's always the same old plot--grab a bag of tax money, promise the public the moon, offer them something different that they don't really want or need, threaten them with losing the money if they don't shut up, and then do exactly what you intended to do all along. It's not about prudent service to the public; it's about keeping the construction money flowing with no annoying interference from the public. Thanks for not shutting up,

Jack Spicer

Hyde Park

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