Too busy looking for work lately; just a little local local politics today.
Snohomish County Councilman, and current Chairman, Democrat Mike Cooper comes off as a complete jerk to a representative of the Master Builders Association.
I believe he had a follow-up question later along the lines of, “when did you stop beating your wife?”
See, what Mike wants to do is mandate all new residental homes be installed with sprinkler systems. The Master Builders argues that this should be a consumer’s choice. Provocative and shocking, right? The real shock is what it would add to a new home’s bottom line: between $5,000 – $10,000 dollars.
I’m sure you can make all sorts great arguments FOR mandating this, and I may even like the cut of your jib. However, like all other government regulations, it’s just one more damn thing! Did you know that homes in Seattle alone cost $200,000 MORE than the national average because of excessive regulatory costs? Now, Mike is in Snohomish County and Seattle is King County… but, trust me, a lot of regulation spills over into neighboring counties (Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, etc).
Anyway, I didn’t vote for you Mike, and I am sure as hell going to encourage other to toss your ass out during the next cycle.