Every tax is a pay cut. Every tax cut is a pay raise.
Citizens for Limited Taxation
|Town Meeting gives schools a pass||Friday, August 27, 2004|
|Harold J. Wolfe||The Framingham Tab|
A tradition for some town meeting members (TMMs) before the spring Town
Meeting in Framingham, during which the next year's budget is passed, is
to lay down a wager as to how long it takes for TMMs to pass the single
biggest expense in the town, the school budget ($100 million).
The last winner's entry was 30 minutes.
No questions are asked as to:
Town meeting is a chaotic cacophony of voices comprising of 200+ members broken up into some 40 committees that do not communicate well with each other and lack any coherency and leadership within its ranks. If no TMM questions the school budget, can we expect the Framingham taxpayers to hold their TMMs in high regard? I think not!
The Framingham Taxpayers Association should take the advice of Willie Sutton and examine the school financials because "that's where the money is".
I'm putting $5 on 26 minutes this spring. Who's playing bookie this year?
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