Apparently the city and county of my birth is about to experience the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Does this foreshadow the nation of my birth experiencing the biggest bankruptcy in human history?
But Andrew Bennett, who works in a courthouse annex in Bessemer, said he worried that the county will repay lenders at the expense of needy people who cannot afford to pay more for sewer service and would be harmed by any possible cuts in county services.
“It’s always the poor people who get left behind,” he said.
Here’s the thing, Andy. If you feel some program is important, whether it helps the poor or not, then keep it within its budget. You don’t get to act all “I care for the poor” if you mismanage the programs supposedly supporting them. For example,
…a string of elected officials, public employees and business people were convicted of rigging the sweetheart deals that helped put the county in dire straits.
There’s your villains, not fed-up taxpayers. If you want help for the poor to be sustained then it’s your job to make it sustainable.
Hear that, Beltway? No, of course not.