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A resident of a Kansas county lambasted his local board members' decisions regarding the county budget, COVID lockdowns, and their salaries in a county meeting. He also accused them of plotting to reimplement COVID restriction policies in the near future.
At a Johnson County, Kansas, meeting, a man whose name appears to be Thad Snyder opened his statement by sarcastically asking for the county to replace the plexiglass that was present during COVID-19 restrictions.
"First of all, I want the plexiglass back to protect my health, please. You guys spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of our money to put plexiglass all over the county to stop a respiratory virus from attacking us. You spent millions on masks and lockdowns. You cost people their jobs, their businesses, and now you're raising our taxes," the man began.
The Kansas resident quickly jumped into more fiscal mismanagement accusations and said the county gave a "$225 million tax break to an international corporation to build batteries" in the county. "What do we get for that? ... $93.5 million; go get it from [the] developers that you don't charge that you sell 99-year bonds that they're never going to pay back. Go get it from them," Snyder demanded.
He also claimed that in the county, which has a population of approximately 600,000, over 200 government employees make more than $100,000 per year.
"Over 4,000 employees in county of 600,000 people, and you can't find ways to cut? How much money do we have to throw at the air to change the climate? How much more do you need? Are you just burning our tax dollars at home to stay warm?"
The resident also made note of $500 million that the county allegedly planned on keeping in reserve "for the unknown."
He then accused the county board of trying to creep masking policies back into place while attempting to defund the police:
"We all saw you wearing the masks a couple weeks ago. We get what's coming. It's not going to work this time. Lastly, we absolutely see what you're all doing with the sheriff in the budget. We get it. We know you're trying to defund him. It's not going to work."
The local taxpayer assured members of the county board that they would be held accountable for "election fraud" in 2024 "when Trump wins" and the Department of Justice is "rational and sane."
"I'm going to take all that evidence, and I'm going to go directly to the U.S. attorney, and I'm going to present them all the fraud that you were a part of. Good luck with that," he concluded.
In the 2020 presidential election, Johnson County voted in favor of President Biden, giving 53% of the vote to the Democrat. It was one of just five counties in the state to vote for Biden, according to Politico.
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