Well . . . the people have voted. Notice I didn’t say “the people have spoken.”
There are a lot of Romney backers out there, but not enough voters. So all the Obama “haters” will have four more years of discontent. This is the first re-elected president since Andrew Jackson (1833) who had a lower voter approval rating than his first election. I am not sure what that means, except the Republican way of life is not what the voters wanted but they were not exactly happy with the president, either. Let’s all hope that the president and Congress can finally work together to make this a better country.
Now let’s talk about Measure P passing. It didn’t pass with a two-thirds majority, so we will see if it holds up in court. After “threatening” the Fairfield residents to pass it, the City Council is still “undecided” on how to spend the $12 million to 13 million of new income a year. Let’s hope that they can remember that after five years of partying with those millions, the well runs dry. So please don’t give it away to the unions or hire more employees who will get laid off again. Let’s use that money to repair Fairfield. Live within your means.
So now is the time to think about changing the City Council seats. Harry Price has earned his retirement (since 1997). Name a street after him and let him go. His past couple of years of decision-making has been questionable at best. John Mraz, after helping the public safety unions break the bank that created Measure P and bullying his way through the years, has to go. Just thank him for ruining the city finances.
Catherine Moy has been a Price/Mraz yes puppet. Can she actually make a decision or come up with an idea? All three of their seats come up for re-election in 2013. It’s time for some new leadership. Don’t let those three City Council seats waste away Measure P money. We need a change. More to come.