Supervisors in neighboring Prince William County were the focus of a recent scandal when it came out that they were allowed to individually spend left-over office funds on pet projects of their choice in the community. This allowed Your Elected Politicians to have smiling photos taken of themselves sitting at the head tables of do-good organizations’ fundraisers and similar events being congratulated for giving $20,000 or $100,000 of your tax dollars as if they were the ones who had reached into their pockets to do it.
The Loudoun Board of Supervisors have been doing much the same with the Transient Occupancy Tax fund, using it to dispense political favors out of an all-purpose slush fund even as they plead fiscal straits to slash other programs that don’t benefit “their” very right-minded constituents. (Basic GOP rule: sports good, culture bad.) Continue reading