It is for me, anyway, as my ballot has arrived and I get to spend the weekend muttering to myself while filling it out:
More money? NO!
Another project? HELL NO!
You want to be re-elected? BITE ME!
Keep you on the bench? IN YOUR DREAMS!
Questions on the ballot are usually requests for a tax increase for some splendid and worthwhile boondoggle, like the worlds largest toy train set, a new athletic venue, or modern seaport facilities for the City of Denver. Generically, if you don't want to read the details of what the question would actually do, it's safest to vote NO on all of them.
This year is different. One question, 63, asks if we would like to opt out of Obamacare. Finally! a question I can support.
3 others are attempts to hamstring the government and roll back spending levels dramatically. The opponents scream: "But it will cripple the government, and stop all the splendid and worthwhile (see above) things they do."
Hold it right there. You had me at "cripple the government".
I'm not sure these were written as well as they could have been, and the governments and unions are spending lots of money to see them defeated, but the sentiment is good, so they get my vote.
Meantime here's my favorite 'toon for the upcoming elections:
Time to bring out your inner barbarian and help make the results make the Battle of Little Big Horn look like a stunning military victory.
"It was, wasn't it?" S. Bull