The St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows the voters the error of our ways:
Looking to go swimming at a St. Louis County park pool on Memorial Day or Labor Day?
Forget about it.
After voters this month narrowly turned down a sales tax increase to support county parks, the parks department is trimming five weeks off the swimming season.
Obviously, not forking over an extra sixteen and a half million dollars of our money every year has forced the county to prioritize its budget and trim some non-essential services. Unfortunately, this will infringe upon the pencilled-in right to swim found in the elaborately customized constitutions owned by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Undoubtedly, this will impact the children, the seniors, and the poor disproportionately, as they don’t have swimming pools in their backyards. I guess we’ll read that in tomorrow’s Post-Dispatch.