All About Yuppie Arlington
posted by Arlington Yupette @ 1:04 PM
Arlington's entire planning, development, and redevelopment "system" is a huge Ponzi scheme. Neither the public nor the private sectors will be willing to maintain and renovate the extravagant public and private infrastructure in place and being planned when the infrastructure needs to be modernized in 20-30 years. Expensive vanity projects will be the worst. They are huge wasters of tax dollars.
There are already something like 9,000 Arlington County employees for 200,000 residents. And the County will paying for new special interest wants like the Newseum Cultural Center. To be followed by three or four additional cultural centers, an aquatic center, and a tourist trolley. So there is a huge commitment up-front for these vanity projects which will be expensive to maintain. Yes, it is a Ponzi scheme for Arlington County to pledge tax dollars to these expensive vanity projects, not telling taxpayers what the eventual cost will be.
A Ponzi scheme means the current investors are being paid by new investors' investments and new investors receive promises of good investment income.So Arlington taxpayers are receiving promises of how wonderful life will be if we only agree to hundreds of millions of dollars spent for vanity projects which will cost no one know how many future tax dollars to maintain.
Remember Boss Hogg in he Dukes of Hazzard?
Remember the Arlington Baseball Stadium promoters?
Have you driven around and seen Arlington's streets? I asked when my street would be repaved and was told that that asphalt was too expensive. OK, now a barrel of crude is below $40. So how about buying some asphalt and paving my street?
Nationals Stadium? Cost the DC taxpayers $617 million, middle class neighborhoods near the stadium are getting redeveloped into expensive condos, Washington Nationals team is a dog. Fisette and Favola would have voted for it to be built in Arlington.
Look at the promises and reality for the Westover branch library. We wanted a branch library. What we'll get from County Government is a mixed use facility that will be overcrowded from the day it opens. Way over budget and a decade late.Worse than a Ponzi scheme.
Time to dump Log Cabin Jay Fisette and the rest of the Republicrats who are ruining Arlington with their special interest extravagances and vanity projects.
Merry Christmas A.Y.
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