The Herald Bulletin

Midday Update

Opinion

November 29, 2013

Viewpoint: Silence encourages this type of government

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f: John Bostic replies it’s OK, it’s OK, come ask for it back and we will give it back.

7. John Bostic “I make a motion, since we passed the wheel tax and no longer need the 2012 budgeted $1.5 million for roads, we use it for other items.”

a: Rick Gardner quick to oppose, after debate he motions to keep $1 million for roads.

b: Lisa Hobbs quickly motions to use $1 million

c: Same four voting for the wheel tax votes to approve Lisa Hobbs motion, seems to me these four are a team.

8. Budget approval set for Oct. 30-31

a: My opinion this was by design, Halloween nights when taxpayers will be with children and not at the council meeting.

9. Budget approved

a: I agree with council member when she compares “their hard work to Congress,” a body having 19 percent approval, stated another way, 81 percent no respect and routinely raise taxes and give themselves pay raise.

10. John Bostic motions to give county employees one-time $500 bonus.

a: Rick Gardner and David McCartney being the only two votes against, the motion carries.

To the reader: If this is the type of government you want, remain silent, your continued silence not only allows and permits this type of government, it encourages it. We get what we pay for. Remember you are “we the people.”

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