Kudos to Commissioner Beck and Mackey as they voiced their opinion and opposition to the vehicle emissions contract in representing their constituents.
I find it fitting that it was reported as a “new pact” and the perks received by the state and county although increased still doesn’t come close to the $6.20 that goes to the well-connected people of EnviroTest.
The comments made by Commissioner Skillern and Graham confirm the fact that this is extortion by the EPA, stated that if we don’t pay up they will shut us down.
Given what we have seen here lately by the EPA and IRS, I’m tired of what I see concerning a government out of control forcing their agenda and heavy handedness against “We the people”.
At what point in time does our local government say to the Federal Gestapo, go ahead shut us down, take us to court, we are not allowing Washington to “Shake us down” any more. How much Federal money would we lose? How much local money would stay home?
Some other questions I have is why has EnviroTest been given this contract without any competition? Who is EnviroTest? Are they a 501c3? Who’s on their board? What political donations do they make? Who owns the building that they use? I’m sure there are some dots that could be connected.
But then “We the Sheeple” can’t take the time to pursue this shell game. We can only hope those who we elect will do that which is right, but then that doesn’t look promising.