Today's Daily News has a letter to the editor from Bill and it is interesting in the context of Bill's election history. He wrote the following...... Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The same could be said for the continuing re-election of county supervisors.
One can deduct that not re-electing Bill was a sign of "sanity". Precisely why Richfield residents did the right thing and elected Don Kriefall.
Bill's letter should prove to all voters in the 24th County District that Don Kriefall was the better candidate and be thankful he was elected.
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While our Washington County Board of Supervisors are high-fiveing each other for reducing the tax rate, it seems only fair to note that our county taxes are still 30-plus percentage points higher than Ozaukee or Waukesha County (and Waukesha does not even have a sales tax!).
A lot of waste is buried beneath the surface in our county budget, such as the annual subsidy of nearly $500,000 to prop up Washington County Fair Park. Add to that the fact that the county leases our $30 million Fair Park facility to the Agricultural & Industrial Society for $1 a year and you begin to see why our taxes are so high.
The reality is there is a long list of poor decisions by the county costing us money.
One could start trimming the pork with Fair Park but the Finance Department management’s annual winter junket to Las Vegas for “training” has to qualify as one of the most egregious.
Unfortunately, Chairman Herb Tennies arbitrarily decided supervisors can only speak of reductions at the annual budget meeting, if proposals are submitted in advance to the Finance Committee for approval. So much for the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and freedom of speech.
Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The same could be said for the continuing re-election of county supervisors. As most of our elected officials are more interested in annihilating the messenger than in addressing the problem, perhaps this would be a good time to reflect on the people supposedly representing our interests.
We got it right on the mid-terms and the nonpartisan elections are not that far off.
Bill Meyers Richfield