Saturday, February 11, 2017

When The Pig Eats The Lipstick

I guess I see things differently than most people. By now most of you are aware of the Greensboro Police Officer who was shot during a traffic stop in Councilman Tony Wilkins District 5 just off of West Gate City Blvd yesterday.

And also resulted in the death of the suspect.

But I can't help but wonder: How might things have gone if the Greensboro City Council had chosen to spend those $Millions of Dollars that were spent putting lipstick on a pig (streetscaping and changing road names) on things like real economic development and additional funding for the Greensboro Police Department?

How might have things gone if those $Millions had been spent on helping people instead of rebranding, "International Restaurant Row" and other forms of corporate welfare at the local level?

For you see, people, it's not Washington where our biggest problems lie. It's with 9 people right here in Greensboro where we have the power to change just 1 city and make it the beacon the rest of the nation wants to become.

Our current leaders are overseeing the deaths of civilians and police officers alike when they ignore the needs of the people in order to increase tax bases and fatten corporate coffers.

Show them another way that works-- that's how you change Washington. That's how you change Raleigh.

Update: Saturday, February 11, 2017, Councilman Tony Wilkins replies and others reply back:

Voters vote based on the information voters are given. Saying the voters voted for it when the voters weren't given the correct information in the first place, is hardly an excuse for elected representatives to continue making the wrong decisions.

And how often are voters given the wrong information as a means of shifting the blame from elected leaders to voters?