Regardless, "the people" in this case included Michael Mayo. For a $6800. purchase he gains $9200./year, for life, in his pension from the County.
SOME "people" are more equal than OTHER "people."
And some animal farms prove the acronym P.I.G.:
Wisconsin native. "The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."--GKC "Liberalism is the modern and morbid habit of always sacrificing the normal to the abnormal" --G K Chesterton "The only objective of Liberty is Life" --G K Chesterton "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling