For all of the bleating and hand-wringing by our local elected officials, they have no one to blame but themselves. Being wholly owned subsidiaries of the Democratic Party, the City Council and school board members have consistently voted for state and federal representatives who got us into the economic mess this state and nation are in.
It is simply laughable that they support all of the tax measures on November’s state and local ballot as if taxpayers were some sort of ATM that can be tapped again and again in a fruitless effort to fill the huge budget holes they have created. The Democrats have run out of people or events to blame for their own spendthrift ways.
While we’re at it, toss in the Davis teachers’ and firefighters’ unions, two outfits populated with Democrats and their operatives who never run out of ways to extract dollars from taxpayers, laundered through the council and school board.
Voters who believe (against all past evidence) that electing more Democrats and approving huge state and local tax increases will somehow cure the current fiscal crisis probably believe in unicorns and tooth fairies. If Dems get their hands on any new money, they will spend it. These funds (even if they materialize) will never be used to close deficits in any realistic or meaningful way.
After all, how many voter blocs can you bribe for electoral support by offering them, well, debt reduction? Their union buddies, various recipients of government largess, and other rent seekers want cash, not debt service or savings accounts for a rainy day.
If Davis voters keep electing Democrats/progressives/liberals, they will get what they deserve sooner than later.