Citizens of St. Petersburg should be prepared for higher garbage bills in the future. That includes the poor and others that collectivist Mayor Rick Kriseman and the St. Pete City Council often claim to want to help. The “progressive” dream of mandatory recycling for all city residents is about to be realized. This week, the Sun Beam Times will be evaluating the bloated sanitation budget and revealing how garbage bills are already artificially high and will increase more with mandatory recycling. At his inaugural address, St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman offered this glowing utopian vision for St. Petersburg:
“When it comes to our government, we need a shared vision that serves as a common goal – the vision of an innovative, competitive, forward thinking community that embraces the 21st century. Result will be a better quality of life for those living well and access to an improved quality of life for those who are struggling, vulnerable or voiceless.”
The Mayor is about to sock it to the “struggling, vulnerable and voiceless” by continuing higher garbage bills for them and forcing them to recycle. He and his new hard core leftists on City Council (Amy Foster and Darden Rice) will join the rest of the leftist Council to enact a mandatory recycling plan. That means each household will be given a rolling green or blue recycling can. They will be told to “choose” to put recyclable material into it. At some point, they will be told that they will only enjoy once per week garbage pickup since “recycling” is available (try that in hot summertime St. Pete!). They will then be told that there garbage bills will remain high or will go up to pay for it.
So, if you are one of the “struggling, vulnerable and voiceless”, congratulations, you are part of the new “shared vision” for the common goal – the common goal of the elitists in charge of our government. That means the struggling – the poor, the single mother, the unemployed, the family man who just lost a job or the recent college grad – will be told to pay more to do more work at home and get less service. If you are one of the vulnerable – kids whose mom must serve more Mac and Cheese to pay the higher garbage bill, elderly on a fixed income, disabled suffering with pain – pay for the shared vision of the elitist. If you are one of the voiceless – those who disagree, or those who simply don’t want to recycle – the government of the shared vision would prefer you remain silent.
Welcome to the Rick Kriseman’s, Amy Foster’s and Darden Rice’s “Journey to our Collective Vision” the Mayor also described in his inaugural address. Enjoy the ride and get out your wallets and your work clothes.