Friday, November 14, 2008

 

MoCo Belt Tightening

Times are getting tough even here in progressive Montgomery County Maryland which is leading to potential cuts. County Executive Ike Leggett is already pushing to curtail expenses:

“Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recommended $49 million in midyear budget trims yesterday that would affect nearly all aspects of government service -- from a dozen Ride On bus routes to senior centers to after-school activities for teenagers to ambulance transport.”

As others have noted, this is a familiar tact because cutting services that people actually like and use is a sure-fire way to help press the need for even more tax revenues.

My idle daydream is to just once hear a government official sound a dire warning that unless more revenues are made available to the governing entity, then programs like Diversity Training may have to get the ax.

*crickets*

(well, maybe there’d be a chirp out of Takoma Park)

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