Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Charleston's U$er Fee

As I predicted a year ago, on the very day that Danny Jones took the oath of office to begin his second term as mayor, he proposed a doubling of the user fee.

Read the whole sad story in today's Gazette:

http://www.wvgazette.com/section/News/2007061835

Imagine how easy it would be to run a business if you could just have an extra few million when you wanted it. Instead of being fiscally responsible and living within your means, just grab more money from your constituency.

3 comments:

Chris James said...

All so that he can watch me clean my ears with my car keys.

Demosthenes.or.Locke said...

So long as people keep voting for him, and fiscally irresponsible politicians like him, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

PS, I like your blog. I would bet there are a lot of lurkers like me out there. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Did you forget that the position of Mayor is an elected office? Danny told everyone before he was elected he wanted to raise the user fee... Why are you suprised this is the first thing he did after the election?