Shekarchi, Howe & McCallister Invite Constituents to Warwick City Hall For Feedback & Bachus Shows Up To Grandstand About Air Conditioners Made in China. The Warwick Political Circus Show Continues...
More popcorn and cotton candy please! The Warwick political circus show is always in town!
Rep. Shekarchi mails out a flyer to 4000 constituents while carrying councilmen Howe and McCallister along in his pockets, inviting constituents to City Hall last Wednesday so they could get feedback from the public. A whopping 30 people showed up to City Hall, mostly special interest cronies, one of them being School Committee member Karen Bachus.
Bachus stands up and makes the profound claim that one of the major issues Warwick Schools faced last year was the $30k in air conditioning units School Admin purchased so they wouldn't be baking inside the school admin building while trying to work. This is the BIIIIIIIG revelation Bachus comes up with as an example of wasteful spending. Oh, and the fact that heaven forbid, those air conditioners were also made in CHINA! Say it ain't so! CHINA! How shall we overcome!?
In the meantime, Ms. Bachus, you always seem to conveniently overlook how YOU have been the one pounding your fists and beating your chest while fighting against school consolidation for years! You -in great grandstanding fashion- delayed delayed, delayed school consolidation while Warwick taxpayers paid to educate students in more than half empty classrooms. As you delayed, you decided to call in the legal experts to make sure everyone "gets it right" costing Warwick taxpayers tens of thousands, only to come up with the same results that were already on the school consolidation table years ago. If anything was a waste and a crock, it was that entire school consolidation delay circus show that you spearheaded. School consolidation should have started at least ten yuans, ooops, years ago, that could have saved Warwick taxpayers millions and given the children beautiful, safe, school buildings.. and more parents wanting to put their kids in them.
So here we have the teachers wanting the same raises the Mayor gave away to the CITY employees for the past three years- 3%, 3%, 3%. This isn't about classroom size and IEP's-- this is about one thing and one thing only-- WE WANT WHAT THEY GOT! Everything else is a crock.
The City union contracts expire the end of this fiscal year. The City employees are going to want more because that's all they ever want.. MORE..MORE.. MORE and they could care less about how it affects the taxpayers of Warwick. All they know is how to take, because Avedisian has created the entitled, GREED MONSTER.
The only way the City survives is by pulling funds out of the rainy day fund, creating slush fund accounts in the city budget, borrowing more, and INCREASING TAXES. Without doing these things, the City's credit rating would tank and the City would be filing bankruptcy.
The taxpayers of Warwick need to pull their heads out of the sand and wake up!! Warwick needs to get rid of Avedisian, institute term limits, and get a Mayor and City Council in place that is not afraid to stand up to the special interests that are destroying Warwick.
Warwick needs leadership that puts the TAXPAYERS FIRST!