Michael Koester in the Journal Standard on April 10, 2016 wrote an article in support of one of his fellow public employees. Frankly, I don’t care for Mr. Koester. He is in the same category as the Wenstroms who write a weekly column for the Journal Standard. The Wenstroms are also promoters of higher taxes in the State of Illinois. It may be time that Mr. Koester leaves the Freeport City Council so he can join his fellow retired public employees, and then tell the taxpayers each week in Freeport why they can and should pay higher taxes. I might add that in Freeport we have many great public employees who appreciate the citizens of Freeport. Unfortunately, Mr. Koester is not one of them.