Quote Of The Dayby Brad Warbiany
From the LA Times, a story about the LA City Council. Electronic auto-voting allows council members to avoid actually attending council meetings, much to the chagrin of voters:
Still, their physical absence frequently infuriates members of the public who show up to testify only to find themselves addressing one or more empty chairs.
“We go there to talk to the full City Council,” said Ziggy Kruse of the Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council. “If you get eight people in their seats, you’re lucky.”
Oh, you naive citizen… You’re assuming they actually give a shit what you say.
Hat Tip: Reason