Over the past few days my mailbox has been inundated with flyers in support of the Rapid bus millage. They touted the usual tripe about how the tax hike will boost the economy, bring peace to the community, and fill our skies with unicorms leaping over rainbows. Then there was a nice bit of mendacity about all these wonders costing only $1.50 a month in property taxes -- and if that's too much for you senior citizens, who vote in droves, you won't even have to pay that!
No surprise that the tax-and-spend crowd will peddle a lie whenever an empty promise won't hack it. What was a bit of surprise was the pattern I noticed in the pictures used in the flyers. It appears a middle-aged white man doesn't belong on a Rapid bus unless he is driving it.