We need to get to the point where we get ANGRY whenever some city we don’t live in and will never visit is gifted with our tax dollars to build something we will never see any benefit from.
We need to get to the point were we are EMBARRASSED when our city accepts tax dollars extorted from people we will never meet and who will never get any benefit from our good fortune.
They just don’t get it.
Watch Wisconsin, we completely switched from liberal to conservative, in a dramatic fashion. The Gov elect suggested neutering the state SEIU. The libs heads are exploding already and the new government isn’t even sworn in. We’ve just killed the cow-speed Chicago pork barrel rail line. Seriously, we’ve been dying here for years, and finally beat the Milwaukee/Madison liberal cabal.
THE LIBS ARE GOING BALLISTIC.
Everything that’s happening nationally is happening here locally. We’ve been living in a double hell these past two years.
We beat it back. Only fighting one fight will be paradise.
I dont remember when it was but politics changed when politicians started bragging about how much money they could “bring back home.” Most citizens just want good government, not pork. The only ones interested are the ones who contribute maximum sums and expect pay back.
The same with the Senate, supposedly the august body that was above politics and would tamp down legislation passed by the House during the heat of the moment. Now even Senators campaign on doing “what is best” for their state rather than what is best for the nation.
It probably coincided with when it was discovered that people would actually pay for gimme caps and T shirts. If people would pay to advertise someone else’s product or business surely they wouldn’t mind paid-for politicians.