Perspective for your consideration … What does it look like when it’s fixed…?

When I first saw this headline in the Saturday issue of the Arizona Republic … GORDON REQUESTS BAILOUT MONEY … I was unsure if I was going to laugh or cry. This is the same elected official sworn “to serve & protect” who so generously gifted more than one hundred million dollars in tax breaks to the developer of City North which recently opened with great fanfare.

This is the same elected official who is choosing to balance his city budget by closing or reducing hours at public libraries…? And public swimming pools…? Hello, what exactly am I missing…?

We might begin to balance our City of Phoenix budget by first reducing your salary and those of the mental midgets comprising our City council who went along with your generosity and tax breaks to favor business enterprises. Then we might look at what we might save by not putting all the chrome stuff on the fire trucks, though it makes them pretty…? Then we might look at opening the “books” of the city completely for public scrutiny…? WOW, now that’s a scary thought, right Mayor Gordon…?

If “we” don’t ask, they aren’t going to tell. And in the final analysis it’s our tax money they are spending, but apparently you and I really don’t give a damn.


… People should never be afraid of their government, government should always be afraid of the people …

“Fascism ought more properly be called corporatism because it is the perfect merger of power between the corporation and the state.” … Benito Mussolini

And let me be even a bit bolder, I am most willing to present and discuss any water issue before any audience in Arizona where open full disclosure and two way dialog is permitted.