29 October 2009


Excellent analysis of the COMBAT tax by Patrick Tuohey over at the Missouri Record. If you live in Jackson County, Missouri, this is a mandatory read before next Tuesday.
His conclusion is a great summary:
...voters ought to look not at how tax dollars are being spent, but how effective the programs are at achieving goals. COMBAT has not made the case, even to the satisfaction of its supporters. Furthermore, given that the County has spent $800,000 to hold a special election so early before the current tax is due to expire, voters have a rare opportunity to express dissatisfaction with the program and its administration by voting no, without actually endangering the program. Voting to support this program before it issues a report on it's mission and goals is more than unwise, it is an act of democratic malpractice.

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