Today’s Guest Saturday post comes to us from Brian of the Frankenstein Government blog. He reminds us that state and local governments are just as corrupt as the federal government. He published this article originally on August 23, 2012.
Local Politicians Every Bit As Reprehensible As The Rest Of Them
Which brings me back to the local politicians in Moonbat Valley. The three member board of the county commissioners are all financially well off individuals. One is a trust fund/business owner, one is a retired network executive, and the other has plenty of money from somewhere. The point is- is that these three commissioners are very well off and don’t really need more money. I think the term “greedy” can be applied accurately here.
Not only that- but the amount of work that these commissioners actually do is relatively small and certainly does not qualify as full time work. They also have a county manager making six figures that they can appoint to do most of their work. At any rate, this governing body of part time workers decided that they needed a 10% raise this year over the objections of a citizen’s committee. So they went ahead and did it.
A departing commissioner claimed the raise wasn’t a good idea. This is a man who has given himself raises before. His no vote this time around means that he can come off like a responsible good guy to the public while the other two commissioners can get their raise. A simple 2-1 vote is a win-win for all three of them. Politicians are good at counting votes.
These commissioners should be recalled. But they won’t be. They know that. Like their bigger state and national cousins, small town politicians are certainly no better. Here’s the article. http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?ID=2005143511