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Late Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson said,
"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

FAST MONEY AND FAST CARS....Special Spending Spree Spectacular


Since our cup runneth over, the Town of Buffalo is entertaining a special meeting to spend more money. Special meetings have been used in the past to DODGE the repercussions of questionable actions. Instead of waiting to see if they can successfully get a grant to purchase another cop car they will "CHARGEr 150 mph" ahead to get another one now. They feel they have more money than they can shake a stick at, so now they are having special meetings to come up with ways to spend it. The water and sewer rate increase has given our civic leaders experience and therefore confidence in spending money like it grows on trees. Well why not, if this money tree dies out they can just plant another one by raising our rates again!

They will be deciding to get another cop car before actually getting a grant for it. They are doing this instead of being fiscally responsible and realizing that, even though our local economy has held its own, the monetary climate will take a longer period of time to rebound. Just as the economic impact locally was slower to hit here, so too will be the recovery. Meanwhile, the “I want it now” mentality continues to prevail.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

We're Getting Hosed


City officials do it again. Thirty three thousand dollars this time! During the Publics Works Authority meeting the board voted to buy a jetter. Instead of using money from the capitol outlay account, they decided to dip into the Public Works savings to buy equipment for the Town of Buffalo. With this purchase they have depleted the Public Trust fund down to just under half of what it had. At this rate of blowing the Public Works reserves, there will never be enough money set aside to ever replace the asbestos water lines that deliver those nutrients for the nourishment of our bodies.

However, during the regular board meeting they had no problem whatsoever of spending over sixteen thousand dollars from the capitol outlay account to purchase a mower for the golf course. Even with this purchase the capitol outlay account still has over six figures left in it.

Take your eyes off of Obama and have a look a little closer to home!