The entirety of the legislature of this state felt it important enough to seek our input into 2 different issues which, if inacted, will make precisely $194,000,000 difference over the next ten years.
But Marc Boldt and his sidekick, (Or is it the other way around?) Steve Stuart, think so little of the people of this county that they don't want to hear from us on an issue that will cost $10 billion and result in sucking $100,000,000 (to start) EACH year out of THIS COUNTY... forever.
We heard all the bullshit excuses, haven't we?
A few weeks ago, lawmakers from the 17th District asked commissioners to put an advisory vote on the November ballot, and commissioners said they could not legally have an advisory vote on a matter over which they lack the authority to decide.That's a lie, of course. Had they wanted to, they could have put the entire thing up for a REAL up or down vote...
You know, like we had in 96 or so the first time this garbage was blown out?
This time, Commissioners Steve Stuart and Marc Boldt made it clear they did not even care if what the 18th District lawmakers were suggesting was legal.Great.
My brother-in-law the commissioner just said he didn't give a damn what we wanted. Swell.
They went so far as to make fun of the ideaMake fun.
Of the idea.
To ask... and get... the desire of the people they would govern on this huge project that will indebt the people of this county long after these scum have turned to dust.
and ask if lawmakers, facing the worst state budget crisis in decades, didn’t have better things to do with their time than to send a letter seeking a meaningless vote.See, it's only "meaningless" if you don't give a rat's ass what the people want.
That, of course, sums up Marc Boldt to a "t."
“I am sure you must know the I in I-5 stands for interstate, NOT county,” Boldt wrote. He said the state will approve money for the construction of a bridge, not the county.The self-evident flaw in Boldt's "reasoning" is that WE WILL PAY FOR IT, NO MATTER WHO "APPROVES" THE MONEY.
The idea that an elected official is contemptuous towards an effort to determine the will of those picking up the tab, like such an effort would be radioactive and personally harm them is anathema to democracy.
This kind of thing is why people hate their government. This Moeller-style arrogance is yet another proof that the downtown mafia has completely and utterly co-opted Mac Boldt... since he has shown complete contempt for the will of the people expressed anywhere at the polls.
That, of course, is yet another reason to toss him out on his ear.
It's remarkably easy to show contempt for a corrupt public official who has shown contempt towards hundreds of thousands of taxpayers by ridiculing the very idea that we should have a say.
There's more of this lying garbage from both Stuart and Boldt in the article. Stuart, of course, took the Leave-it tact of lying to get re-elected, having promised us TWO years ago to get us a vote LAST year on the CTran loot rail rip off that we are only now getting THIS year.
So, when you're an outright liar, it's not surprising that you express the kind of tripe Stuart spews here.
Well, Marc is supposed to be different.
He's supposed to be honest, and truthful, and, well, Christian.
Instead, he's turned into another Jon Russell. And I despise what the two have them have done to us.
Meanwhile the legislature finds a way to ask us about $200 million over ten years. And these two slimy county commissioners, in their reeking arrogance, heap scorn on the very idea that they just MIGHT want to know what we think about their efforts to bury us under a mountain of debt for the REST OF OUT LIVES, forcing families and the small businesses depending on that money to suffer and feel the pain of THEIR arrogance towards us.
So much for that "servant leader" garbage, eh, Marc?.
Neither of them are fit for elective office in any way... because their FIRST concern must be what WE want, and if WE want to vote on EVERY DAMNED DECISION THEY MAKE... well, that is just too damned bad. Their job is to make that happen. Not to question it, not to judge it, not to do anything at all but what we TEL:L them to do.
And, of course, they can always quit if they don't like it. But somehow, I that that 6 figure salary will keep their arrogant asses glued to their seats.