It’s election day in New Jersey. I’m voting for Jon Corzine and I will have the rare chance in my Republican enclave of a town to vote for Democrats for the local board, which has been dominated by the GOP — and a lot of snippiness — for years. The problem is that even if they our Republicans, our town fathers and mothers spend like drunken Democrats. Power corrupts. Absolute power gets us parks that are lit like Nascar tracks, road projects that look like Donald Trump’s driveway, open-space purchases that are utterly unnecessary, cars bigger and nicer than mine for town bureaucrats, and more ways to waste tax dollars. In politics and money, competition is good.
by Jeff Jarvis