What happens when the rocks stop?

March 28th, 2017 by Ken

Our new Thurston County Commissioners are learning that governing is hard.  That’s something President Donald Trump has also learned.

Trump hasn’t been able to get his Obama Care Repeal and Replace bill through Congress, and our county commissioners haven’t been able to get building permits approved for property owners confronting Pocket Gophers.

It’s easy to sit on the outside and throw rocks at the tent.   But, once you get inside the tent you find a whole new world.    Our county commissioners have to stick to the legal aspects of changing rules and regulations, while being watched by special interest groups with the ability to challenge any change and bring forth legal suits.   The same is true at the national level, but is also complicated by the intense media interest in any activity.

The best either side can do is work hard, educate the reluctant, listen to the opposition and hope some path forward can be reached.

Posted in Government, The Real News

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