Its been a while since I have been here to post. However, last night, I attended the city budget hearing for Norfolk, Va. The school board, firefighters, concerned citizens, they were all there. Couple weeks ago, I read parts of the proposed budget. Some city workers (and apparentley all teachers) were not getting pay raises, or were delayed. However, the city has money to spend on an outlet mall project, a hotel project, yadda yadda yadda. Is that right? Makes no sense to me. What if we decided to suspend the city council’s payraise? The mayor’s? What if one day we decided to raise their taxes 400%? Or if they ride public transit, shut down whatever route they depend on everyday to get between home and work or school? Would be nice if their water or sewer fees went up. Sounds crony to me. Take care of your household first then the other items. The household is your cictizens.