Who would of thunk it? What bothers me is the party-line politics. Dems want more money for teaching and health care (duh) as well more money for Dulles Rail. The problem seemed to be to stave off higher tolls (which pay for transportation) so not to enrage the using public. Isn’t that how things work? If you price a service too much, people won’t use the service which, in turn, means you must come down to earth and make reasonable steps for a happy medium. In other words–reign in reckless spending. Every extraction avenue has its tipping point. Same with Loudoun taxpayers having to pony up for this ridiculous Dulles Rail non-usage scam that is being shoved down our throats by an inept and unseeing BOS. Oh, and the Dem congress in Richmond wanted more committee assignments. Just like they gave the GOP the last couple of elections. What a bunch of cry babies.
My issue stands with these “party politic” lines. Cliques, like in school where you have the over achievers, cheerleaders, jocks, nerds, etc. Cliques stagnate everything. Where are those free thinkers that don’t care what others think but are comfortable with their beliefs and faith. The black sheep of the flock (not necessarily a bad thing) that stand out BECAUSE it isn’t about belonging or being pressured by the group but it is about individual beliefs. How can that be injected back into political positions? You know, true civil servants that see the aspect and duty of their appointment?
We have a budget. Great. Politicking for the next election is always an ongoing process. We have new talking points for/against a party. More mud, innuendo, lies, disparity. Term limits, limited sessions, reduction in pay, prohibitions of post all seem to be things that need to come of age so we don’t have the same horseshit year after year after year. And it needs to start at both ends of the spectrum-federal and local-so it will end in the middle; state. And I do believe the state has the most burden, mantle of importance, and rights of them all. Oh, sorry. I left out HOA’s! I’m truly laughing hard here.