Monday, August 29, 2011
Ewing's View of Government Effficiency
With that said, we earlier in the month wrote of the 'efficiency' of Ewing's office and provided some photos of the lines at the 144th Street location in Millard.
Today our reporters were at the 84th and Chicago location. With three days until the end of the month, we could find virtually no parking places that didn't have a 'reserved' sign painted on them or didn't threaten to remove our vehicle by towing from an HDR reserved spot. After waiting and waiting for a legitimate parking place we were able to head inside where we found about 30 folks ahead of us all in a uncontrolled serpentine line that begged for a simple 'take-a-number' system used by businesses in high volume locations.
Of course that 30 person long line that sometimes was in excess of 40 people long took just about one hour of our time to negotiate. What was really distressing was to watch the elderly and handicapped, some in wheel chairs, some on oxygen, others just old who either had to stand in the line or in several cases just left. Wouldn't a numbering system and chairs make more sense?
Oh, heaven forbid someone needed a restroom as there appear to be no public restrooms in the building. That in itself might account for why some who waited left.
Ewing will tell folks he wants to go to Washington to better represent them. If our last two trips to his offices are any indication we're sure that if he gets elected he'll be happy to sit in his Capitol office, collecting his $100,000 a year police pension and his congressional pay of $175,000 a year away from contact with the citizens and simply say 'let them eat peas."
While the Omaha World-Herald is out trying to destroy Jon Bruning for no illegal behavior it somehow ignores the total
incompetence of Ewing who would like to be a congressman. Too bad.