Justin, here’s the long answer to your question
The biggest problem I have with the OBA’s approach to eliminating term limits is that the way it has been done will be costly politically speaking. Much like their other blunders have been costly.
When it comes down to it, we will have no choice but to find some way to convince public sector employees, whether through layoffs, shorter work weeks, lower pay etc, to make sacrifices We’ll also need to ask the public to make sacrifices We may be able to grow our way out of this recession to some extent, but only to a point which may not go far enough because we’re so deep in the hole. Thus every reasonable dollar we can save counts. (To be clear, I’m not a fan of all out austerity but believe there needs to be a balance between cuts and stimulus)
The problem is that the OBA is not even 2 months into their term and has already hired seemingly politically motivated consultants, taken extravagant trips and reneged on election promises related to controversial issues that are widely misunderstood by the public. The OBA is wildly and recklessly spending political capital they don’t have as wildly and recklessly as the PLP spent in the money we didn’t have in the Dr. Brown era. I’m not a fan of any sort of wild and reckless spending, political or otherwise.
Why does it matter? Well, when the OBA goes and tries to negotiate with the unions and other areas of the public to make necessary sacrifices they won’t get very far because people will take one look at the example our leadership is setting and refuse to budge.
This is what has me concerned the most.