The votes have been counted! Coventry has passed a budget, Connecticut has a budget. The budget discussions are “water over the dam”. That of course is the metaphoric phrase referring to an event that is over but in Missouri it is not a metaphor it is real.
Yesterday history repeated itself and sent water flowing not over the dam but through the dam. Along the mighty Mississippi River the government built levees to protect the fertile farmlands from flooding. Then the waters rose and the government blew up the levees to lower up river flooding.
Ok lesson learned, nope, this is a government project the levees were rebuilt. Yesterday the government blew the levees up a second time to lower up river flooding. Do you suppose we will learn from this?
The bet here is that we will soon hear about a shovel ready project, which will employ thousands of people and protect farmland from the ravages of flooding due to the mighty Mississippi. Yes your tax dollars will be flowing once again like the waters of the Mississippi building levees.
Perhaps we can raise additional money by holding a contest predicting when the government will once again blow up the levees. We can all buy tickets; pick a date with half the proceeds of the money earmarked for education the other half will go to the winning taxpayer as a reimbursement for the wasted tax dollars they paid to build levees for demolition practice. Remember buy your tickets early, it’s for the children.
Today is a new day. In Connecticut the people have voted. The Coventry Board of Education now has a $400,000 slush fund on the insurance line item for next year. Governor Malloy will start slowly draining our wallets with new taxes faster than water over the dam and the folks in Missouri may soon have jobs building levees. Some would say, “Life is good”.
No matter your views on budgets and government before yesterday, today is a new day and yesterday is gone. It’s “water over the dam”.
NOTE: I JUST GOT NEW INFORMATION RELEASED TODAY (AFTER THE VOTE) SLUSH FUND WILL BE PERHAPS $600,000. CIGNA HAS PROVIDED A STILL LOWER BID