First off, I appreciate Walla Walla School Superintendent Mick Miller’s acknowledgement of my “no” vote on the Walla Walla High School bond. While he says he is a believer in the democratic process, I choose to think he is more of a believer in the “Democrat” process (spend, baby, spend).
He referred to the next step in the process as a public work session. The fact is, he is acting as though he didn’t hear (and/or doesn’t care) what voters were saying the past few years. It was and still is, no, baby, no!
What I hear daily from my fellow voters is that they think school district and staff don’t care if we continue saying no.
The economy is terrible and we already have too many bonds to pay off. Every citizen in Walla Walla knows Wa-Hi needs “some things” but certainly not what the School Board, superintendent and staff have spent all that time and effort to try to shove it down our throats.
The bond previously pushed at us must be pared down.
Let’s face it, school and community leaders didn’t listen (or get it) during other funding attempts and they won’t get it now! Remember the water park and Edison debacles.
Citizens should note there is a “raise-the-gas-tax” in the state Legislature. Our new governor, a Democrat, said he might support it. Didn’t he just say a few weeks ago he wouldn’t consider new taxes because of the economy? Yep, spin and spend, baby, spend.
Of course, our take-home checks have also decreased lately because of the Obama administration’s failure to listen and lead!
Once again, here is my take on bond issues: “Vote no” until the economy recovers, we pay off all other current bonds and tell them to quit trying to shove it down our throats. There are too many senior citizens, poor people and families who need every dollar they can muster to feed their children and themselves while also paying their bills. Hungry children are more of a priority than building another school at present!
The School Board, Mr. Miller, School District Communications Director Mark Higgins, teachers and others have wasted too much time the past few years on pushing bonds for Wa-Hi and they should spend that valuable time teaching the kids.