Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The legislative gamble on a non-legislative issue: what happens if the CREDC Snivel Crew fails?

Face it: it was a bad idea... in fact, a stupid idea for local legislators to make an attempt to muscle into an area of local government that was none of their business.

Yes, I'm talking about the infamous CREDC snivelfest, reeking with politics, wherein local legislators make the false claim that "the CRC is dead" as they proceed to go out and flay David Madore because, well, by golly, he's exercising his right to question the use of taxpayer dollars by a group with a history of political involvement firmly at odds with the voting public of Clark County.

Leftists are giddy, of course, at this internecine foolishness, but those behind it seem to lack the necessary vision as it is used to provide the perception of political advantage for various favorites running for county chair.

There is, of course, a simple solution:  CREDC should just jump through whatever hoop the council by majority vote holds up.

That they refuse to do so strengthens Madore's position that they're not going to consider the will of the voter in this county in their agenda and thus, may not be worthy of the expenditure of tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars in a system put into place by the very Legislature where those whining about this situation are members.

So, they are out publicly beating the hell out of Madore, as if that sort of thing will move him off his position... a position he is legally entitled to.

To me, any agency publicly financed by taxpayer dollars that opposes the will of those taxpayers is not worthy of that money.

So, today's question is this: if the council... as I suspect... stops the pass through... what does that mean for those who wasted their political gravitas on it?

Does it make it more likely or less like they'll be listened to in the future?

If the Council DOES pass the money through, it will suddenly make Mike Bomar the biggest elephant in the zoo, because he can just pick up the phone, call somebody, and voila!  Make a bunch of legislators insure his paycheck by demanding that they muscle someone in his way.

Like that's not a trigger he wouldn't subsequently pull whenever he felt like it?

In the overall scheme of things, this isn't that big of a deal.  But those politically or special-interest motivated are trying to make it a big deal.

So, I've got to ask myself:

Why is that?

Will CREDC disappear without this cash?

Of course not.  Pay cuts may be needed, but they'd survive.

And I have yet to hear any sane explanation that doesn't involve favoritism and "who you know" over what's best for the people and what the people actually want.

It's like neither side cares.  And both sides ride "the people" as long as it suits their purposes.

Then, we're forgotten about it because somebodies buddy got to somebody, or a deal was made, or some other political motivation is behind it when the ONLY motivation they are SUPPOSED to be engaging in is that of The People.

I don't support Madore's position because it's from Madore.

I support it because it's the right thing to do.  And Legislators?

Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.

MMmmmm K?

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