by Locker Room contributor
Joe, people will only wake up to the huge impact of local government when there is a 1 to 1 relationship between its actions and their wallets. That’s why I’m a believer in paying taxes by writing a check each quarter, as is required by folks who make estimated tax payments. Actually writing in the very large numbers and having the money deducted from one’s checking account is an experience that changes your perspective. By the way, this is why I am also an advocate of a direct relationship between receiving health care and paying for the services. In both cases, one begins to scrutinize what’s happening.