"We seem to be fighting everybody -- we're fighting the feds, we're fighting the state, we're fighting the cities, we're fighting the mayor.''-- Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, as quoted in The Miami Herald
And the county mayor is fighting both the commission and the feds. Talk about a litigious society! It's a miracle anything gets done around here. Well, maybe we should qualify what we mean by "done." We mean in the sense of "well done." Most of the stuff local government accomplishes is fodder for embarrassing media stories about cost overruns by ham-handed, visionless bureaucrats who will occasionally steal from the public trough.