THC has been thinking quite a bit about all the taxes the Supervisors want us to start ponying up when the November ballots come around.
It seems like not so long ago that each of the Supervisors (save for Lovelace) were promising Humboldt’s voters to create jobs, reduce taxes and government spending, and be good stewards of the environment. Unfortunately, they have failed on all three of those fronts.
The environment? Too bad for Mother Earth, the pot ordinances put in place are doing very, very little to stem the tide of illegal and environmentally damaging cannabis grows. All the Supervisor’s cared about was the prospect of new tax revenue, so they gave the green rush a green light and are licking their greedy lips until the money rolls in.
Create jobs? Well, not only is there zero evidence of an increase in decent, living wage-jobs in the area, the population hasn’t changed over the past five years – not to mention that development of all kinds has come to a standstill. No jobs, no growth, no positive change.
As for cutting back on taxes and getting the size of the local bureaucracy under control, well… It’s plain to see that these idiots are content to squeeze every last tax-able penny out of Humboldt that they can before even considering any alternative ways of dealing with the County’s out of control budget. (We probably needn’t remind you, but giving themselves raises in while levying big tax measures in two consecutive election cycles really isn’t a good look.)
We’ve also talked about how the Supervisors seem to forget that their own livelihoods, as well as the continued operation of the the racket they’re in charge of – the County of Humboldt – is dependent upon the success and well-being of the private sector.
We even gave them a good suggestion on how to recognize those folks, too:
It seems that contrary to THC’s best efforts, and the candidates own “convictions” when they were running for office, that the County is intent to continue asking the public to keep tightening our belts – all while government spending and the size of the bureaucratic behemoth continue to swell. But what can explain such clearly contradictory and ill-advised decision-making?
We believe that the picture below, a screenshot from a recent B.o.S. meeting, can shed some light on this mystery:
It’s actually quite easy to see which Supervisor is which based on the personalities of each lovable little monkey. Extra points if you want to tell us who you think each Monkey Supervisor is. For example, the shortest ape enjoying a frothy stream of it’s own piss is seated in the center, where the Board Chairperson customarily sits. (It’s sterile, and he likes the taste.)
Actually, scratch all that. We’re giving the Supervisors, aka homo ignoramuses, way too much credit by suggesting they have individual identifying traits in the above screen capture of the Supes’ Chambers.
It’s obvious that they’ve morphed into some kind of hive-minded, football fornicating, tax-loving economy-hating organism that has reached levels of stupidity and ineffectiveness heretofore unseen in the Animal Kingdom. This is probably a more accurate reflection of how the Fab Five have come together to run the County:
There we go! We feel better about our analogy now. Unfortunately, that football is representative of the County of Humboldt, which we can all see isn’t faring quite as well from the anal-ogy the Supervisor’s are giving it.
Despite the recent campaign promises we heard from a couple of them, as well as the campaign promises the others made in the past, THC suggests you not get your hopes up that the Supervisors can pull their heads out anytime soon, gentle reader. They clearly don’t care about following through on what they said mattered most to them back when they wanted our money to help elect them; they clearly don’t care about taking even more of our money and spending it on the cash cow of local government they’ve perpetuated, either.