Monday, June 16, 2014

A Note About the Possible Sales Tax Increase

There was one thing about the original discussions on this item that really bothered me.  That was Jeff (The Arrogant One) Vaught's insistence that his fellow council members all get on board in a unified position. 

What bothered me is this was not the first time that he had said they must all be on board.  He has said that in reference to other things.  A former council member from Ward III was also notorious for making the same suggestion. 

Why does this bother me?  This kumbayah  approach is bad.  City councils, and all legislative bodies, to be effective, must have disagreements and differing opinions.
We have council members who think that disagreements on the council make the council and the city look bad.  And that the council and the city only look good if everybody agrees on all subjects.

I'm reminded of a quote by Gen. George Patton:  "If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

Be at tomorrow evening's committee meeting, 7:00PM