Senator Blutarsky on ‘Local Governance’ by James Quintero, 7/6/15 –
Elected “officials” LOVE to spend OPM – other peoples money. They love to promote foolish bonds, foolish projects and assorted boondoggles which accomplish little except for – PUBLIC responsibility for debt and losses, and PRIVATE recompense of profits and benefits.
Local toadies, including county judges and commissioners, city councils and policy makers , SCHOOL BOARDS, are usually “cozy” with assorted vendors, “engineering”-construction firms, lobbyists and the like for pet projects which render very low value for the public dollar and the poor taxpayers, whose neck is on the line.
“The government consists of a Gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with the another , no special talent for the business of government. They have only a talent for getting and holding office, the principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get and to promise to give it to them. 9 times of 10 the promise is worthless, the 10th time it is made good by Looting A to satisfy B. In other words government is a Broker of Pillage, and every election is an advance sale of stolen goods.”
– H.L. Mencken 1956
And you wonder why I have long been a champion of TERM LIMITS – for any and every elected or appointed office ?
I also warned our gentle readers here of the storm clouds in the bond market right here in this blog, particularly when the city boondoggle project of rerouting truck traffic away from downtown traffic circle to make it more :” foot traffic friendly” – an insipid scheme by inefficient, lazy GREEDY property owners of downtown area office and retail space to increase “foot traffic” , so they can increase rents, rather than spend their own $$$ to improve the rundown physical state of their properties.
And on the TAXPAYERS dime, of course – publicize the debt, privatize the profit – the same scam our Austin hucksters & Trotskyites – King & Estes , pushed on the public for toll roads and now, water.
But maybe some extremely corrupt politico will get their name on some building or highway – like the vile pair of Jim Wright & Ric Williamson as local shameful examples.
The 5 decade long ” banana republic” at the federal level is mimicked in Austin, and right down to the local toadies who live on your street.
” Stewardship ” is dead.