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Wishful out, draconian in

By: Scott Borow
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It’s usually not a good idea to give advice unless it has been asked for but, based on what I’ve been reading concerning the budget and cutbacks, our elected and appointed officials are screaming for it. This county, as well as the state, needs to take their proposed budget numbers and apply a very realistic and reasonable consideration that they are wrong! Like anything else involving budget analysis especially during this economic uncertainty, a worst-case scenario should be applied to the budget numbers and then that number should be doubled. That might seem draconian but the wishful thinking on behalf of our leadership’s budgetary tomfoolery needs to be replaced with a clear, honest assessment of just how little money is actually available and then we just do without. Scott Borow, Auburn