Penny wise, Pound Foolish
I had dinner with a friend last night who, much to my surprise, is going to vote against "Project Destiny".
I'm surprised because she did get sucked in, by the powers that be, and voted to increase the sales tax when it was supposed to be about the children and go to fix up the schools.
After its passage, schools in Des Moines didn't get their needed improvements and some were even closed (suckers).
The Ragister has a follow up story about the woman who appears in the Destiny brochure touting its benefits ("I'm voting 'YES' to Destiny so I can pay lower property taxes."), but doesn't own property.
This woman is 82 and by accounts was solicited at a Senior Center, my mother is ten years younger and easily gets confused.
West Des Moines City Councilwoman Loretta Sieman said..."I feel bad for the lady that she didn't understand, But I also know that the campaign took every step they could."
"I don't know what steps we could have taken," campaign spokeswoman Cyndi Fisher said Tuesday. "We went above and beyond, and she approved it."
Did anyone verify her address?
Did anyone check the Polk County Assessor's web site to verify she was a property owner?
It takes seconds, even with dial up. So you didn't take every step you could and you didn't go above and beyond.
If you people can't be trusted to handle the littlest details, how can you be trusted with the big bucks?
Shame on you and the scientific community is united in that fact.
I received my absentee ballot in the mail yesterday and its going back today marked NO!