Imagine a Whack-a-Mole game with the sides removed so you can see the innards. Oh, I know the connotation of a mole, but hang with me for a minute, please.
This is the image I get when I read or see yet another story of the right and self-righteous folks appearing before the City Councils with only one mission in life: to not pay.
The Whackers don’t really have any interest in looking at the workings of government. It would be completely against their nature to listen to citizen requests for services. They don’t have the guts to be there to shout down an elderly citizen asking for their sidewalks to be fixed. They could care less about the wishes of the youth sports representatives wanting more ballfields and for them to be maintained properly.
Nope! Not in their DNA. What they want to do is stand above the responsibilities of governance and simply take the mallet to crack the noggins of the elected body and staff wanting to deal with the most basic of questions. How are we going to pay for all the things our citizens want?
Do you think these things come free? Answer: Whack!
Are you listening to what I am asking? Whack!
Do you have any sense of fairness about you? Whack! Whack!
Would you consider sitting on this side of our jobs and … Whack! Whack!
Are you a robot? Whack!
Have you ever been responsible for running any kind of business? Whack!
Is it your plan to do anything other than wield a mallet? Whack!
Have you ever asked the city to fix a problem?
Have you ever needed the police, fire or EMS?
Do you children participate in any of our recreation programs?
You’re being awfully silent. Are you reconsidering your position? Whack! Whack!