You just have to love the likes of Thompson. He wants a new tax, so he plays the terrorist card.
According to The Delaware Gazette, "Commissioner Tommy Thompson said the likelihood for terrorist attacks has risen since the events of 9/11."
Wait. Hasn't Homeland Security and the endless war provided security? Hmmm. Where have those trillions gone? Whose pocket got fatter at our expense. I digress.
Thompson wants a new tax -- he's a Republican who likes government, big government. And the rest of the county elected Republicans are falling in line.
Again, according to the Gazette, "Berlin Township Trustee Phil Panzarella said the nearly 3 million annual visitors to the Alum Creek State Park wouldn’t receive reverse 911 calls the county currently uses to warn residents."
I've been to the park and have never seen those 3 million on any given day. Talk about aggregation for effect.1
The lone voice of Earl Long speaks reason in the county. Of course, he is not one of the elected elite.
Thompson should confine his efforts to reviewing ditches. We'd all be better off.
1. Consider that I visit the park 50 or more times per year, always packing my cell phone. Add in my family and you quickly see how an annual number is for effect only.