10 Days? Why not make it 100?
This has to be in part an effort to get King County voters to swallow the incredibly increases in property assessments made during a year when housing values are going down, credit has dried up, and many homeowners are underwater. The fact is, Sims and his cronies have more than enough money. The problem is they spend too much.
The only good idea I've seen come out of Sims is the plan to shut down the county for 10 days. Great! Life will be better for those 10 days. Let's add a few of the so called "essential services" to the list and shut the county down for 100 days. Then, the county will run a surplus while getting out of our way. Business will boom and the tax surplus can be returned to us as a tax rebate. That tax rebate can be used to save money, pay off debt, and support local business - the real "essential" enterprises in the country.