Those people advocating for the El Paso Independent School District bond proposal gotta understand. Enough.
We’ve got the same people running from crisis to crisis asking us to throw money at the next problem.
Remember when we needed a ballpark? Remember when the Quality of Life projects were critical? The Children’s Hospital? A digital wall? Bus rapid transit? A trolley?
And now they need to tear down almost every high school in the district and start from scratch with what our state senator promises will be “the best facilities and the best learning environment that you can find anywhere.”
It’s a shame that our “leaders” didn’t notice that our schools sucked before they spent their allowance. Before they spent their goodwill. Before they lost our trust.
Because now that they may have a legitimate need, we’re tapped out. There’s no money left.
I’m getting crisis fatigue. I mean it. I’m worn out. Why does every crisis have to cost me money? Can’t we have an affordable crisis every now and then? Can’t we have some crisis that the politicians can handle without sticking their hands into my pocket for another half a billion dollars?
They’ve got a long way to go before they earn my trust back.