Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Participatory Democracy

Not many purple fingers in Smithfield today. Tuesday saw the authorization of over $100 million in bond issues with the approval of less than 4% of Johnston County voters. It just happens that was 80% or so of those who showed up with an opinion.

County commissioners said this can be funded without increasing property taxes. We'll see, but either way only 4650 voters earned the right to complain later if it doesn't work out.

The other 95% of the electorate ought to reflect that they just allowed the county to borrow $1338 apiece in their name.

Also posted at The Locker Room


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