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Maxed out

Party on, Grant



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And it's not like you have to go out on a limb here. Heck, you're already out on a limb. Don't see any of the other elected officials or senior staff out there with you. I'm pretty certain Kenny'll say this is just tokenism. I mean, really, you're getting worked up about $150K? That's so chump change. Hardly even a rounding error in the overall budget. Everyone knows you can't balance the municipal budget nickel and diming largely symbolic expenditures... things like automatic pay increases for yourself, you dufus.

After all, it's money that's ALREADY IN THE BUDGET. What is it you don't understand about that rationale? How many times do you have to be shown how totally effective an argument that is against any of the sniveling, whining, "You're spending too much and raising our property taxes" crybabies who think we ought to be living within our means? It's in the budget, dude. Been there since, oh, 2008. It's not like anything's happened on the economic front since then to have it make sense to revisit any of our proposed, BUDGETED, spending. Man, pull your head out of your a..... The rest of us are down with continuing to Invest In The Dream.

What? What'dya mean I don't know the difference between investing and spending? You're the one who doesn't know the difference. Says right in the name it's an investment. When you spend dough you actually have to make yourself feel better about what a cool dude you are, that's just spending. I think they call it discretionary spending. But when you spend money you don't have, money you'll eventually have to borrow from mom and dad taxpayers, that's investing. Trust me. Okay, if you don't want to trust me, ask one of the financial geeks; they'll explain the difference to you. They're down with the party.

Hey, it's not like we don't all bleed a bit for, what was it, Community Enrichment Programs. Yawn... booorrringgg. Let 'em hold bake sales. Ummm... bake sales. Can't get fat eatin' cookies at a bake sale, not one for a good cause. Sorry, what? I'm drifting? Whatever. The point is, sure, we could spend the money other ways. We could save it, we could fund "worthy" causes, we could practice fiscal discipline. We could... if we were someone else. But we're not. We're Whistler!!! We Did It!