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All-purpose slush fund

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

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There’s always 50 Grand for our friends

Without batting a collective eye, our extremely businesslike all-Republican Loudoun Board of Supervisors last week voted 8-0 (Supervisor Suzanne Volpe AWOL) to hand 50,000 smackers of your tax dollars to Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth World Series, Inc.

This extremely needy organization will be holding in Purcellville next year one of the multiple “world series” (very loose term) that the Babe Ruth Baseball League holds every year, and since the local hosting organization is required to hand over 50,000 smackers as a “fee” directly to Babe Ruth Baseball League to cover its vast administrative costs, it’s of course only reasonable that your local government should spring for it.

That, and the fact that the president of Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth, Inc., is none other than Dale Polen Myers, Continue reading

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