The Supervisor’s spend a lot of time making feel-good proclamations and resolutions about all sorts of things. Some of them are important, some of them decidedly are not.
Take, for example, this one:
National Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week. Hmmm…really deserving of our Supervisors’ time? (Particularly when you take into account that Board Chairman Mark Lovelace himself said that issues like ensuring the safety of schoolchildren walking to and from school is “beneath” the Supervisors.)
This is not to say that probation officers and parole supervisors don’t do important, tough, and often thankless work. They absolutely do. But do you think they’d rather have our Supervisor’s show their appreciation for them by taking 5 minutes out of a weekly public meeting to say thanks, or have the Supervisors take steps to allocate more resources to their programs? To institute policies that make their jobs easier, and to help provide lasting impacts to the folks that probation officers serve?
The fact of the matter is, the Supervisors do this shit to make themselves feel better about the crap job they’re doing, and to make themselves look good to the public. That’s it.
But as we go back through the many pointless proclamations they’ve made this year, THC is struck by one thing: how come the the Supervisor’s aren’t thanking the people responsible for putting them in office and for providing the tax base that makes their overly bloated government engine run smoothly? It would almost seem like the Supervisor’s -*gasp!* – think that we serve them, instead of the other way around.
So, THC took the liberty of preparing a resolution for the Board that will reflect their gratitude for the people who are paying for their exorbitant salaries and raises. Hopefully, this will shift them away from thinking that private business is only good for funding their campaigns so they can then turn around and regulate said private business out of existence. Please enjoy!
Whereas the county recognizes the bulk of it’s funding is from the state and federal governments;
Whereas the county recognizes the federal and state governments receive their revenue from income, sales, and property taxes;
Whereas the county recognizes the vast majority of these taxes come from corporations, and small businesses & individuals;
Whereas the county recognizes without corporations and small business they would not be able to fund county operations;
Whereas the county hereby recognizes that it’s continued existence is solely based on the well being of the private sector within it’s jurisdiction and thus pledges to discontinue it’s long standing practice of attempting to regulate and tax the producing members of our community out of existence;
Whereas the county further affirms and pledges to stop being the blood sucking leeches that they are;
Now therefore be it resolved that we do hereby appreciate and offer a sincere “thank you” from all the county employees, supervisors, and especially public sector retirees, to the people who are paying our way.
Now if only we can get Mark to sign it, then his protege Virginia will surely follow suit as always leaving us just one vote short. Rex or Estelle are possibilities unless Ryan “The Tax Man” Sundberg stomps his feet and pouts cuz pouting has proven such a effective legislative tool for the self entitled. We guess this really means that the private sector is good for nothing more than funding political campaigns for back stabbing officials.