Every tax is a pay cut.  Every tax cut is a pay raise.
Citizens for Limited Taxation

The Frugal Taxpayer May 14, 2004
Harold J. Wolfe Metrowest Daily News
Have you seen the new bigger blue street signs in Framingham, all of which have the town seal on them?  I cannot think of what information the town seal converys to a reader other than "we like to waste the taxpayer's money".  I haven't checked closely, but I'm surprised that there are no jewels encrusted on the seal.

Then there's the sign in Saxonville that says "Library" with an arrow pointing towards the McAuliffe library.  The real gem is the sign at the intersection of Route 30 and Route 126 that has a nice granite base and merely has an arrow and says "Downtown".  Nothing says waste like solid granite.

Well, OK, I guess it could have been mahogany.

In my 17 years in Framingham, I've become a true believer in the quaint New England saying

"If you don't know where you're going, you don't belong here"  and you obviously don't have a map.

I'm waiting to see a sign in front of Town Hall that says "Town Hall".

What is it with the town of Framingham?  Do we go out of our way to hire people who stay up late at night trying to find the most expensive, wasteful way to utilize our hard earned money that we have to pay through our exorbitant property tax bills?

I'm still shaking my head about the $600,000 we spent on all that marble and granite in our downtown park. Does anybody in town government understand the word frugal?  I guess when it's not your money, frugality is not an issue.

The fact that King, Murphy, Ross, Hopkins and Sisitsky are financially impaired may also play a role.

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