No Thanks, Mr. President

Prince William County is a suburb of Washington D.C. It may not be the largest or wealthiest county in Northern Virginia, but it deserves some attention for this one:

Prince William County officials are balking at accepting $17 million in federal school funds, claiming that an Obama administration initiative to save teaching jobs encourages irresponsible spending.

Well, bravo! City officials are blunt. The chairman of the board of supervisors is quoted: “The president’s program is a sham. … If the [school] district plans to use one-time funds to create ongoing expenses, we’re going to reject the funds.” The only question is: why aren’t more local officials as responsible as those in Prince William County?