By Mike Thayer
Supervisors are giving taxpayer money to assist residents in fixing their mobile homes. The cost? $20,000 in taxpayer money. And that's just for starters, mark my words, one of these liberal, brainless wonders will say that $20,000 just isn't enough to do the job, more is needed......
This isn't a proper role of government. But Stutsman, Sullivan and Harney don't care about that, your money is going to be used to caulk windows and patch roofs on old trailers that really aren't fit for humans to live in anyway.
Throw money at a perceived problem - the liberal way of doing things.
The lone common sense dissenting vote against the plan was Terrance Neuzil. Janelle Rettig was absent.
Neuzil doesn't see the wisdom in 'rehabilitating' trailers that were built before 1976, which are known to have fire-safety concerns.
"I have a problem with investing Johnson County tax dollars to fix a hole in the floor or a hole in the roof of a building that is a firetrap and a building that our fire department would find major defects in," Neuzil said in a report by the Daily Iowan.
Here's the dirty little secret. The Johnson County Supervisors, notably Stutsman, Sullivan and Rettig, couldn't get their way on creating a property maintenance code on places like the Regency Mobile Home Park, so now they're just going to throw money at the place in a frivolous attempt to make the park not such an eyesore. That's what this is really all about, putting lipstick on a pig.
This is NOT a proper role of government and this so-called plan fixes nothing.
Supervisors are going to spend your hard-earned taxpayer dollars on "rehabilitating" pre-1976 trailers that by any reasonable standard, are pest-infested fire traps.
Yes, what a great idea, let's put some lipstick on a pig, shall we?