At election time, gardens of political signs bloom across the landscape. Their variety indicates the amount of money, or “fertilizer,” applied by the candidate. Sniff these blooming placards cautiously.
Since these agencies proudly proclaim themselves “public servants,” one would expect a pleasant experience. This hasn’t been so since 1959, when “public servants” became free to unionize. Emancipation was via unions, humongous voting power and access to the inexhaustible public coffers filled by the unending stream of new fees and taxes.