Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sullivan County Board Meeting - Budget

Jim attended the Sullivan County Board meeting Thursday night. Comments he said not in the article below were against the creation of new programs and services as well as outrageous pay increases during the current economic crisis.

The excuse for a 15% pay increase was that our County was raising an employees salary to be on par with employees in other counties. This is a pile of well bull, a 15% increase in these difficult times when private employees are taking decreases in their salaries is not only ballsy but irresponsible. No increase should have been given and if the employee did not like it he could have quit his job. If other counties were acting in a fiscally responsible manner they could have asked their employees to reduce their salaries to be on par with employees in Sullivan County. But that won't happen government employees and teachers' unions play the ratchet the salary game taxpayers and taxpayer dollars.

Quote of the Day - A bureaucrat is the most despicable of men, though he is needed as vultures are needed, but one hardly admires vultures whom bureaucrats so strangely resemble. I have yet to meet a bureaucrat who was not petty, dull, almost witless, crafty or stupid, an oppressor or a thief, a holder of little authority in which he delights, as a boy delights in possessing a vicious dog. Who can trust such creatures? - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Update 5/31/09 There is another article about the meeting in the Eagle Times.

Spelling and grammar errors as well as typos are left as an exercise for my readers.

The following article appeared in the Union Leader.

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