It is always unfortunate when employees lose their jobs - their livelihoods - especially during the holiday season. Yet, this is another example of the tired and stagnant status quo politics that fail to move our county forward. Whether it is layoffs, regressive and higher taxes or our communities being under resourced, our elected officials fail time and time again to be creative and progressive in it's leadership. This is part of a broader conversation on accountability, corruption and machine style politics. We Deserve Better.