The Recorder Editors Very Bad Case of Buyers Remorse
It’s this nitpicking, small-town everybody’s nose in everyone else’s business that stalls progress and scares away newcomers.
The wondrous thing to behold with this turn of events is that the Council , with its actions and utter inaction, perfectly mirrors what the editors champion on a consistent basis : ideology over policy, tearing down versus building up, disinvestment versus investment, doing nothing or doing things which never work versus taking a chance and trying something new. I could really go on but will stop there as I think the point is pretty clear.
Year after year, decade after decade, we get editorials on the need to “cut taxes” and “protect taxpayers” but when actually confronted with how to make this an action versus a talking point, the current Council — proxies of the editorial mindset and so lovingly championed by the editors — finds itself with no strategy or framework to deliver. So rather than do something difficult and challenging from a policy perspective to tackle the serious issues of the city, the Council — in the editors own words– can “nit pick” at the petty, the inconsequential, the meaningless as a proxy for meaningful and substantive action.
The editors and their like-minded champions — of which there are many– now own the sad state of affairs , which honestly, are the same state of affairs forever back and forward in time.
Sorry folks, no warranties and no returns either.
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