Tuesday, December 23, 2008

ANOTHER RECYCLED POLITICIAN SEEKS TO DUPE THE PEOPLE WITH HIS PROCLAMATIONS FROM THE BOOK OF GENESIS

My long term readers know I gave Mayor Ahumada the name Pat Almighty because during his campaign he promised the world to the people of Brownsville without ever stating how he intended to pay for his promises. It was my position that he was taking a verse from the Book of Genesis, "And let there be repaired streets."

During the campaign he refused to answer his critics on the question of how he intended to pay for his promises. His supporters simply retorted with the same boring dribble "Ernie’s a crook" After Pat Almighty was elected he declared he could not keep his promises because there was no money in the budget. When asked why he made the promises with knowledge of no money in the budget he responded, "I didn’t know there was no money in the budget, Ernie’s a crook." The rest is history.

Roy (of the Saints) De los Santos, aka El Santo Roy, proclaimed in his press release announcing his second campaign against City Commissioner Leo T. Garza, that "I intend to deliver in the areas of greatest need in our city, including building infrastructure, police, fire and emergency medical services protection, and economic development." I posted a comment in the Herald that we did not need another recycled candidate. To his credit El Santo Roy, actually responded to my post with the following. "Not a recycled candidate, I've never held public office before."

First and foremost candidate does not mean an elected official, it means candidate for some type position with no guarantees you will get the position. El Santo Roy seems to not understand simple English. Santo Roy were you or were you not a candidate against Leo T. Garza 2 years ago? You are a recycled candidate Santo Roy. If El Santo Roy cannot give honest responses to valid complaints, how can we trust him as an elected official.

My biggest concern is his promise "to deliver in the areas of greatest need in our city, including building infrastructure, police, fire and emergency medical services protection, and economic development." He claims the current city commission has failed in this area. The implication is there are millions of dollars just sitting around waiting for the city commission to allot the funding needed for infrastructure and such. There is no money.

The city budget is as tight as it can be. Sales tax revenues are in trouble. All retailers are reporting dismal sales for the holidays. This means fewer sales taxes going into the city coffers. The revenue generated from Los Tomates bridge is down. This is hurting the city. The people of Brownsville are demanding that their property values be reassessed downward because of the depressed housing market. Property taxes are no longer being paid on hundreds of foreclosed homes. Where is the money coming from to pay for El Santo Roy’s promises?

I submit El Santo Roy intends to pull a page from Pat Almighty’s Book of Genesis. And let there be "infrastructure, police, fire and emergency medical services protection, and economic development." If the people of Brownsville buy this dribble a second time they deserve the type government they have - Pat Almighty with Il Duce and the Nancy Boys making a mockery of Brownsville.

To be fair to El Santo Roy he responded to my concerns. "I've delivered on the promises I've made to the organizations, that I'm involved with, and can deliver on promises to the citizens of Brownsville." Okay, but how? As of the publishing of these comments, El Santo Roy has refused to meet my challenge and tell the people the how.

Oh and I can hear it now from the anti-Leo Garza brigades "Leo’s a crook."

This is not an endorsement of Leo T. Garza. I like every other sane person in Brownsville want him out. The election is far enough off that there is time for a new face with the ability to run a meaningful campaign to jump into the race.

Along with the reasons I have cited, there appears to be an anti-dynasty mood in the country right now. Remember what happened the last time Texas elected the son of another Texas politician? Didn’t go so well, did it?

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