Saving America one wasteful expenditure at a time
The Tennessean reports today that it will cost us a mere $350,000-$500,000 to look stupid!
That's the expected cost for the January 22 referendum to make English the official language of Metro government.
Never mind that it's a mere vanity play on behalf of Councilman Eric Crafton to suck up to voters pissed about immigration. Never mind that it will do little except make government more confusing to non-English speakers. Never mind that this could have all been avoided if Mayor Karl Dean hadn't used a technicality to keep it from the November ballot. And never mind that it will make relocating business pause to think, "Hey, do we really want to hang out with weird rednecks?"
In a time of economic collapse, when Metro government will need every extra penny it has, we're about to blow $350,000-$500,000 for nothing -- other than the chance to look like morons.
And we wonder why people hate government?