Thurston County, I am proud to say, has as its county seat and premiere city, Olympia, the capital of the state of WA.
Herewith a story about how the county political leaders were able to buy a property, invest heavily in its "improvement", and thereby reduce its value.
ZitatYeah, let’s give these guys more of our hard earned money
It is axiomatic that government wastes much of our hard-earned tax dollars. This fact is not controversial although it is frustrating. In Thurston County, Washington State, politicians and bureaucrats demonstrate (once again) this waste in just one real estate purchase. It is worth remembering this example when someone tells you that government is the solution to our problems.
That's the opening paragraph. I shall not quote the entire piece but merely provide the link. You will either wind up shaking your head in disbelief or have a good laugh, maybe both.