The story “Fulton County increases funding to Roswell library,” published on Sept. 27 shows exactly what is wrong with government at all levels. There is a big whizbang announcement of maybe $1.8 million spent on cosmetics at the library. How many books and DVD’s could be bought with that? But instead, we get vestibules and entry doors and covered porches.

Materials are not flashy, even though they are the reason for the library’s existence. 

Politicians cannot stand there with big scissors and have a photo op cutting a ribbon for books.

As long as you’re spending other people’s money, you can afford to waste it. You may recall the Taj Mahal Fulton County government center building downtown with the palm trees that started dying immediately . . .

This is typical. 

Throw away tax money and then brag about how wonderful you are for doing it.

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