Flyers are coming in the mail and phone calls with tele-conferences abound. Elections are getting into full swing. Herring wants me to join in but I never hear from him until election time. So many others do the same. Wolf writes to me often (at taxpayer expense, of course) to tell me what he is working on to help us. It’s good but just a pittance of the things he votes for: subsides and plenty of pork/earmarks. You will never get Wolf to abide by the Constitution fully–especially 2nd Amendment rights and he will NEVER cut his pay or stop the increases Congress regularly gets. And he has proven that many times. But I want to get local with a national understanding. I really hate to pick on just one individual but Scott York got to me with his mailers.
It seems that everyone wanted to bring the Chairman back into the Republican fold as it would help strengthen the ticket. I completely understand that as I completely understand Monk. It just makes good political sense. Parties aside, what are the people of Loudoun getting here? We have Anikin Skywalker in the guise of Scott York. I shook Scott’s hand and talked with him for awhile when he first wanted to be supervisor of our district. Nice guy, great ideals and alot of hope for good change. That didn’t materialize. If I want to talk to Scott or shake his hand now, I have to find HIM because he’s become too busy/important. So what happened? Scott got prestige with aspirations of power. Scott made friends with those that could help him evolve/excel/grow/move up. That surely wasn’t me; the common citizen. Scott’s focus got blurred and then became refocused but away from the cause. Scott was starting to be influenced by the dark side. Then came the gang of 5 where politicians were playing politics with each other. We all know how that turned out. The Jedi were all but eliminated and Scott was now a minion of the Emporer. As history would have it, we, the taxpayers, have been under the shackels of some cruel and unusual punishment and haven’t been able to break free from the grip of the empire……including this years tax bill. The empire doesn’t care about what are needs are; only about its complete dominance of its SUBJECTS (man, do I hate that word). Now in the tale of the Empire, Darth Vader kills the Emporer and the Republic is restored. This only happened because Darth Vader still had a tiny spark of good in him. Now Scott seems to have had an epiphany as to the error of his ways (which he has not, to date, apologized for his bad decisions that cost Loudoun taxpayers dearly) but I just don’t think so and here’s why.
Scott says he has conservative values. What? Really? Have they been in your pocket all this time and the mouse just wouldn’t let the people see them? I’m all for those politicians who truly do have epiphanys and come to the conservative side but in the case let me just say; I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Have your nearest Southerner translate that for you if’n you don’t understand.
Scott wants to bring business to Loudoun so it will take the tax burden off the residents. Are you kidding me? Every board from time infinitum has promised that AND had their chance to prove it but end up failing miserably…….to the point where we give businesses TAX BREAKS to come and stay here. Why do businesses come here? Because of our premier educational system. You know, the one that costs Loudoun taxpayers 70% of collected taxes and is STILL growing. Of course, that is only because of all the new residents we have coming to the county. Yes, ILLEGAL residents are what I refer to. Which has been addressed many times to the Board and Scott. Prince William did all the work and all Scott would have to do is adopt their approach to the matter here in Loudoun. Why hasn’t he done that yet? Why hasn’t business relieved the residents of this county in their tax burden? Why are major businesses LEAVING Loudoun?
I could go on about parks we build; land we buy that we don’t need; insane junk science initiatives; etc. that cost the taxpayer yet give nothing in return, but I won’t. Everyone here should know all about these things. 40 years is much to endure without having anything to show for my Loudoun existance. I so liked it better when we were 150 years behind the times and farm country with rich people scattered about. Times have changed and the mission of “We want to be better than Fairfax County” surely has materialized. Why anyone would want that is beyond me. I would rather my quality of life without even being on the map. Now that is living in my mind.
Now I’m not sorry for bringing this up and I do want to apologize to Scott for him being the scapegoat of this post but he just happened to be readily available. As campaigns go, we are going to hear promises, lies, mis-direction and ideology. Some don’t have records and need to be judged by your gut and personal meets and assessments. Others DO have records and speak very loudly of how they feel and who they are. I would rather have a campaign flyer that reads “I’m John Doe and I’m running for county dogcatcher”. It’s truthful, concise and it leaves it up to the individual to vote either name recognition (sheep) or do their own homework. Those politicians that frill their campaign ads with outright lies just make me vote elsewhere. Roger. Out.