(1) ' One other story caught my eye, about the new courthouse looming over downtown Durham at a cost of $119 million . . . Don’t even ask me about the new Department of Social Services palace. Perhaps a Greek analogy is more apt, for we seem to have an Edifice Complex in Durham right now.
' The responsibility of our elected officials job is to prudently raise and spend money for the benefit of the community, be it affordable housing, transit, school or other services and infrastructure. When politicians defend spending because citizens will forget about it, it’s because they have no valid rationale for the spending . . .
' We need to put an end to bread and circuses government, whether it’s printing $80 billion a month or fancy buildings for bureaucrats. '