Our all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors, never one to let a fact get in the way of their efficient governance, has been growing more petulant lately owing to the fact that citizens are finally beginning to call them on their baloney regarding the school budget.
As we recall, our Board, in a highly efficient feat of governance, last fall arbitrarily set a proposed budget and tax rates for the coming year based not on any consideration of what the schools actually might need to keep pace with the relentless growth in student enrollment (2,400 additional students to be added to the rolls next year), but rather based solely on the Republican Purity Test of not raising taxes ever ever.
In recent weeks, large numbers of angry parents have been showing up for confrontational public meetings with the Supervisors to demand a halt to the mindless cutting of the school budget. And since these were well informed parents, they weren’t buying the baloney the Supervisors keep trying to shovel out.
Lacking imagination, our Board still tried to hold firmly to its practiced script, offering the same bogus and discredited assertions it has made over and over.
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