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By JGillman, Section News
The politics of parks in Michigan seems to be heating up.
Where else can the feel good elitist Lefties spend taxpayer money anymore with nary a peep from the paying-forever class.
Parks programs are a great excuse to build dynasties, develop social connections, ensure a support base for political aspirees. But who can argue against the 'healthy impact' a strong parks and rec program has on your local community? The claims are ever-so-common, and made by those who operate such programs, yet would be hard pressed to prove such assertions if actually challenged.
Mission creep within a department assigned to make accessible park and land resources owned by a local municipality, is near guaranteed when operators or directors discover the ultimate weakness of their Parks & Rec degrees. That a degree earned while squandering 4 to 6 years away in our taxpayer subsidized university systems has little to no value in the real world, except where people are too busy to note the difference between government programming and individual initiative.
For SE Michigan, it will be ALL of Michigan's taxpayers who will be soon footing the bill for programming and access they will never use. In Grand traverse County, the political will to support such 'programming' in our parks is about to be tested.
To which I say, "About damned time".
Go below the fold for the rest of the story.
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