Originally Posted by meh_whatever
Stay on topic, folks.
Wake County Schools. Do we need more school buildings? Yes? No? Why?
I would propose that the actual topic was:
There is a school bond proposed in Wake County.
Sub-topic, by implication:
Is it necessary or wise?
Of course we need more school buildings. Undeniably. It is only good planning for the County, as well as a bit of catching up. We have a growing population, easily projected student body growth, limits on affordable land resources, and some aging infrastructure.
There is no more responsible way to build into the future than to leverage with an affordable financial instrument to provide quick, earmarked capital, deferring much of the costs to people who do not even live here yet, and to parents of kids who are not yet among us.
The Wake County Schools bond issue faces many of the same hurdles as all political issues:
Some folks will never be satisfied unless they can get someone else, anyone
else, to pay for their consumption of public resources.
Some folks would dive over a dollar to pick up a dime, and think that is wise financial management, particularly if they can look the other way when the final bill is delivered.
Some folks never took civics, social studies, problems of democracy, or other classes to learn about levels of government, or they slept through them. So they confuse the roles of levels of government in the discussion, hijack discussion with inept analysis, and blame anyone who points that out.