Thursday, October 05, 2006

Proposition 104: Raising the limit on the drunkards' tab.

This is the first of a series of nineteen daily posts regarding the ballot measures we'll be voting up or down on November 7th

Proposition 104: Municipal Debt

Article IX section 8 of the AZ Constitution provides higher debt accumulation limits for sewers, water lines, streetlights, parks, and open-space preserves than for everything else. This measure would add to that list "public safety, law enforcement, fire and emergency services facilities, and streets and transportation factilities", in other words, everything else.

Our local governments already spend like drunken sailors and sell tax futures to pay for it; why raise the limit on the alcoholics' tab? That's our money they'll be spending down the line to pay for these bonds; encourage some fiscal responsibility by voting this measure down.

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