You could also liken the waste to the re-paving of 84. It is still servicable, the huge amount of monies spent there definetely could have been used somewhere else. As for Brewton Parker, how about a homeless shelter.outreach center. something for the people instaed of a powere point palace. Somebody needs to go "neighborhood watch" on them and get it right.
As you are aware HMJC, there are some of us who have been "watching" and crying foul (Bryant Commons anyone?) BUT the majority of the citizens of Hinesville and Liberty County just don't give a fig. Therefore the out of control spending continues and we get the leadership we deserve.
As far as "Voting them out" goes, the Mayor and city council of Hinesville were all re-elected this year with the sneeky pay raises.
No one runs against the school board members.
Every one crys foul, but the majority votes them right back in office.
Would the people of Liberty county vote for someone who pledged to cut spending? Has anyone ever run on that platform?
I called to inquire about that old Brewton Parker building to perhaps rent it for a graduation party for one of my kids. I was told that it was not for rental and will be redecorated. For what...I do not know.
"I'm not sure if they would vote for spending cuts unless they were told which programs would be cut and where the money that was "cut" would go. I don't think any politician wants to touch the issue. It's the old story: everybody wants SOMEBODY ELSE'S programs to be cut, but they are unwilling to sacrifice anything they have an interest in.
It's the "me first" thinking that prevails today."
Your right Seb. The problem is we've allowed this moral hazard to be introduced. Now there's no stopping it.
Too many of our elected officials locally are bought and paid for by their employers at their day jobs.
In their official capacity within the office that they have been elected to their primary mission is to promote the best interest of their employer.
Frst, last and always.
I had this discussion with Mur (who refused to discuss it). The problem stems from the fact that officals are given the power to offer something to their employers in the first place.
So, of course the employer would wish "his guy" to be in the hot seat. It's within his best interest and I can't argue with that.
However, take away the SELLING party of the politican, and you remove the BUYING part of the businessman.
A long time ago most elected officials were statesmen but that was before our morals and values went to Hell.
Now we have politicians and most of them are whores.