Yeah, it's good window dressin'. Might save us tax payers a dollar or two. Not much tho.
They will still come away with ways to raise taxes on rainfall and the length of ones driveway.
Just got thru yesterday writing the Tax Commissioner a check a few dollars short of 9K for just living here and owning a couple pieces of property.
So our elected officials are once again telling us the taxpayers, that their critical thinking functions better on retreat all the while lining the coffers of some other county, perhaps they missed their calling in life and should have found a job on the Emerald Princess.
I'm in full agreement with JimmyMack, window dressing, eyewash, whatever you wish to call it, since it isn't their money that they are spending, what incentive do they have to be thrifty?!?!
Yes it is just PR to placate the unwashed masses. To have to go out of town in order to do the job for which you are paid to do is outragous. What other employer would place an employee out of town in order to make sure they are not doing personal stuff on the company's time?
The piece in the Courier did not reveal the cost and I think if we were made aware of the total cost we'd be outraged.
Our county organ needs to dig a little deeper into these things and we on this electronic watchdog need to encourage that.
Yea, I read it too Sebeorreeno. Not sure about the conservative part tho. As stated in a previous post of mine: I, Jimmy Darsey, a card carrying liberal Democrat voted, campaigned, put a sign in my yard etc... for a supposedly bonified fiscal conservative for a city council seat, Jason Floyd.
He I guess, cashed in his fiscal conservative credentials by saying he would have voted Yes to the recent tax increase. He was on his honeymoon when the Council voted but issued a statement saying Yes to an increase in taxes.
What's a liberal Dem like me supposed to do now?
Should I research honeymoons or just renew my bozo card?
Spot on, It is the bureaucrats who push for these things such as county retreats.
The elected officials just don't seem to be able to say no.
"Nothing stirs the creative juices of an entrenched bureaucrat like the steam of a distant buffet."
I bow in your direction, your post says it all, your creative writing teacher is to be heartily congratulated for a job well done! :D
Lord have mercy on my soul! Tot YOU DO have a sence of humor AND know your song lyrics!!! Sanford Townsend wrote some fantastic ones on Smoke From a Distant Fire.
Quite frankly I am amazed.
Now ifn you try to keep from bundling me up in your broad painting negative descriptive brush, we might can find some (maybe) common ground.
"fiscal conservative" part of me, made reference so by Sebe above. I think seeing the sheer ostentatiousness of their mansions and the voter be damned on a local basis, plus wanting to send a message of change, then you are correct Sebe.
Ain't no fiscal conservatism round here in good old Liberty County. Economy in poor condition, housing market down, and property taxes go up on the residents because the powers that be can't seem to grasp that concept. Check out what your home in worth today as compared to a few years ago. Also, check the rate of unemployment in the county.