If government were a product, selling it would be illegal. --P.J. O'Rourke
If your city is anything like Hooterville the quality of public services is in decline because they just don't have the money to do things right. More taxes would surely help them do better, as they often tell us, but we don't have more money to give them so a half-assed job is the best they can offer.
An excellent example of the hardships our municipal staff is up against is demonstrated in the picture above. One of Hooterville's finest replaced a damaged light box cover (shown in light gray), but due to budget cuts was unable to haul away the broken cover.
Okay, maybe it wasn't budget cuts. Perhaps the crew in charge of hauling things away got their wires crossed with the crew in charge of bringing stuff out.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky