Ah, the wisdom of Homer Simpson......
Did anyone else notice this?
Today’s Daily Southtown: “Gov: Child support collection up 57 percent”
Today’s Chicago Tribune: “State child-support collections up 10%”
If you read the articles to find out what really happened, you’d see that the Tribune headline is closer to the truth. The 57% increase proclaimed by the Governor through the Southtown’s headline is only the increase in the amount collected through the “New Hire Initiative,” while overall collections are actually only up 10%.
Now, before someone says it, 10% is certainly nothing to scoff at, and I am glad to see the numbers increasing. Far be it from me to dismiss or downplay a piece of legitimately good news just because it happened on the other guy’s watch.
Please don’t try and read any commentary into this posting. I just found it to be one of those interesting things, worth pointing out to others.