Forgive Them for They Have No Clue of What They Do.
Posted by Mike O on November 9, 2010
I went to the Plano City Council meeting last night (I was specifically invited by one council member; they are looking into zero-based budgeting, which is exactly what they should be using). Councilman Ben Harris walked by and said: ‘What are you doing here; we’re not spending any money tonight.” Classic political class snobbery; we Tea Party types get used to it.
At the end of the meeting I ran into him again and told him: “You just voted on spending over $1,270,000; perhaps you need to pay attention to what you do.” He was really taken aback; he actually didn’t realize it.
The political class, even at the City Council level, really acts like the money just falls out of the sky magically. That’s one way to tell them from the real public servants; and one thing to look for when looking to replace people on City Councils.