Couldn’t help but chuckle when I read this:
Yes, whenever our government wants to justify funding items not mandated in the city’s charter, they use the ‘quality of life’ argument. But they conveniently forget that they are lowering the standard of living for the majority of residents when they spend limited tax dollars to provide such ‘quality of life’ amenities for less than 2% of the population.
A quick search of this blog turns more than one reference to “quality of life arguments.” In 2006, there was Bernalillo County’s push of three new quality of life tax increases. Quality of life was Governor Richardson’s rationale for creating his underunded train to nowhere.
As I’ve state before, probably the easiest way to maintain our quality of life is to vote against anything that promises to improve our quality of life.