2007-11-15

Who Is HE To Tell Athens What To Do?

An interesting article in the paper this morning says

An Oconee County state representative says the Athens-Clarke Commission should ease its watering restrictions to help landscapers during the drought.

The total outdoor watering ban in Athens is too severe and will lead to a loss of jobs, said state Rep. Bob Smith, R-Watkinsville. The commission should allow watering by hand at least once a week, he told commissioners Tuesday night."


Now call me over simplistic, but who in the heck does HE think he is telling the Athens-Clarke County Government what is should do for its residents?

This is a perfect example of why the proposed repeal of local property taxes should NOT be allowed to move forward.

3 comments:

Adrian said...

If anyone wants to read some kind of counterpoint, go here:

http://theotherathens.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-like-bob-smith-and-this-is-why.html

TCGAthens said...

Good thing I am not a leftist. And it is a shame the ABH did not bother to mention that parts of Athens sit in his district...

Tim said...

I know Bob, or Doot as some call him. I am continually amazed that he was elected to office in the first place. His 'platform' at the time was nothing more than a very dumbed down version of Reganomics on a local level. The fact that he has been reelected so many times underscores the fact that most Americans are too uninformed to vote wisely. I shake my head in amazement at the stupidity of our electorate. And most of our office holders.