Sweet views his primary purpose as a commissioner is not to run the county but to deliver public dollars into the hands of the same cabal that has pillaged Coos County for generations.
After finally admitting during the last BOC meeting that the still mythological community service fees to paid by the Jordan Cove LNG project are, in fact, “derivative of tax dollars“, John Sweet now admits to promising the schools money to “get elected.” Reporting on the latest board meeting of the SCCF (South Coast Community Foundation), The World affirms what we all knew was inevitable should the CEP (Community Enhancement Plan) ever come to pass, nothing will be as promised.
Sweet effectively admits to engaging in a psyops campaign to convince the public putting tax money into private hands was a good idea and to get reelected.
Sweet pointed out that the 50-50 proposal “was indeed used to sell and support the Community Enhancement Plan concept.”
“We decided, and part of it was because we thought it was important, and I’ll have to admit part of it was because I wanted to get elected … we talked to the school boards,” Sweet said of presentations to school boards about the CEP and SCCF last year. “We used the 50-50 model for that.
Remember those distasteful ads with the bespectacled school boy urging us not to support Portland’s school children? The CEP architects, like Sweet and David Koch of the Port of Coos Bay used our kids to tug at our heartstrings to “sell” the concept without conscience and without any intention of keeping their word. Most of us recognized what they were doing and marveled that the school districts were naive enough to buy into it but it is still quite astonishing to see Sweet confess.
What is clear is that Sweet views his primary purpose as a commissioner is not to run the county but to deliver public dollars into the hands of the same cabal that has pillaged Coos County for generations.
Sweet also highlights the other concern the public has with the privatization of tax dollars, which is the cabal can and will do anything they want with the money.
“Knowing we can course-correct the direction as we go, any decision we make today we don’t have to stick with for 19 years,” Sweet said.
I am reminded of the film The Flim Flam Man with George C Scott. Scott portrayed Mordecai C. Jones M.B.S., C.S., D.D. — (Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing!) a clever con artist. The premise behind Jones’ success, however, was that his cons only worked when the mark, in this case the school districts and the public, is inherently greedy.