Sunday, April 04, 2010

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Just curious. Where does the Tax Payer, ever hope to gain by all of this.

I will be the first to agree, St. Louis County should have kept their nose out of this service. Trash service was being delivered and those who wanted Recycle or Yard Waste, were getting it. It was competitive, and if you didn't like your carrier, you could change.

But, St. Louis County, had this primal urge to be everyone big brother and hijack the service and bid it out. The cost to business was big, because they had to drop their pricing to compete for a piece of the pie. The resident overall saved a few dollars.

But the County wasted millions on recycle bins, and only about 30% of them are being used. Huge waste of taxpayer wasted funds.

But, all of these lawsuits will cost taxpayers money as well. If the county looses, and it could, who flips the bill, the taxpayer. The free market system won't really come back the way it was, and again the confussion goes on and on.

What a mess, but what do you expect from St. Louis County.

Can't run a simple Trash & Recycle program, can't run a transportation system, can't run an effective police department, can't run a budget in the black, can't run a decent parks system, can't, can't can't. Maybe the county should fully incorporate and merge with existing successful municipalities. Less government in St. Louis would be a good thing.

Time to give us Tax Payers a break.


  1. Anonymous12:49 PM

    My information tells me, that this Lawsuit on the Hancock issue, has already been dismissed by a judge. So, at this time, it is a non issue.

  2. Anonymous4:58 PM

    With the people in St. Louis being in such a generous mood right now, I suggest, we have a 1/4 cent sales tax, and pay for all the waste and recycle hauling for the citizens of St. Louis County.

    If we can support a mismanaged and bloated transportation district, we can surely help dispose of our solid waste.

    Maybe we should start moving our garbage by bus.