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, conservative critic of everything. "Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God." ---G K Chesterton "The only objective of Liberty is Life" --G K Chesterton "Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions" --G K Chesterton "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling