To the editor: Our commissioners cite lack of capital when justifying their persistent inaction on the major issues facing Kent County, including schools, emergency services and transportation. They claim consistent flat revenues are not a fault of leadership but the result of factors beyond their control.

I personally have heard them blame everyone from the state, to our delegates, to the superintendent, to the Board of Education, to bad parenting, to Washington College, to our students, to our teachers, to social media, to taxes, to not enough EMS volunteers and firemen, to road maintenance, to retirees, to Support Our Schools, to property owners, to computers, to books, to baby boomers, to the hospital, to insurance companies, to people who were anti-Walmart, to bus drivers, to me personally, to expensive rents, to being next to Queen Anne's County, to FTS, to the Town of Chestertown, to their salaries, to county workers who deserve a raise but aren't getting one and then, finally, when all else fails, to each other. If you fall into any of those groups, know that your leaders blame you for our problems.

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