Dear fellow tax hikers, if there's one thing you've learned from our site it's that it pays to be a friend or relative of either Tracy Winkler or Alex Triantafilou. Need a high-paying taxpayer funded job that you're completely unqualified to hold? No problemo, just be sure you are one of the Friends of Alex and Tracy (FAT).
Now we can add two more names to this lucky club! Please give your finest Republican for Higher Taxes welcome to our new friends Vince and Deb Wallace.
Recently, Clerk of Courts Tracy Winkler and her husband, His Honor Judge Ralph "Ted" Winkler went on vacation with their close friends Mr. and Mrs. Wallace. Upon return their return, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace cashed in big-time on the privileges of their FAT club membership.
Tracy hired Vince Wallace to the specially-created Chief Deputy of Operations where he'll pull down $68,585/year for his efforts. Not to be outdone, His Honor hired Deb Wallace to be his Courthouse Reporter. Even better, this hiring is a double-dipping deal. Mrs. Wallace had recently retired to start collecting her pension, and with the cooperation of His Honor Judge Winkler she will collect a salary too. She is now estimated to make over $98,000/year to be a glorified secretary.
Being a FAT has its rewards.
This type of behavior is nothing new to the sexy Gangnam Style Winklers. As everyone recalls, it was then-Green Township Trustee Tracy Winkler who hired Jennifer Triantafilou for a taxpayer-funded job that she was completely unqualified. This was done to curry favor with beloved Chairman Alex Triantafilou, and she wasted no time cashing in. Tracy was rewarded for this loyalty by being appointed Clerk of Courts.
Moved like these are the #1 reason we proudly endorsed Tracy Winkler for higher office. Not everyone can be a FAT, and membership has its benefits. It's not about serving the public, it's about serving your friends - with taxpayer money.