Money has sprouted somewhere. Schools being built, roads being fixed. My someone found buried treasure.
If they have the money for them FINE & GOOD other wise don't think of asking taxpayers for it or borrowing the money If you don't have the money for any thing you do with out until you do
Common sence????? Which apparently the County’s Budget and Finance Committee has no clue of what that is.
Thanks to Commissioners JOrdan, Jernigan, Bullen, Peay, and Sandlin for their farsightedness in voting for this proposal. I am proud of public servants like these who stand up for what is correct, though not necessarily the popular thing to do. The decision is prudent, fiscally sound, and simply evidence of good common sense.
Hearty thanks go, too, to Harry Gill and Mark Byrnes and the other members of the Rutherford County School Board for pushing this proposal! They chose the high road and are to be commended.
Ealy and Shafer were wise in voting "no" on this. It will come back to all those other commissioners when the county starts raising our taxes again. It will bite them in the behind.
The reasons to build now are to get kids out of portables and to save money on construction costs, right?
I hate seeing kids in portables, but we've had kids in them for years and years. Would a few more years be intolerable?
As far as saving on construction materials now, who's to say the prices won't stay depressed as we come out of the economic mess that we're in?
Personally, with so much financial uncertainty in peoples' lives right now, I'm wondering if the jobs created by building these schools and the savings on construction costs would justify the unavoidable increase in property taxes (to cover the administration costs, ancillary staff, books, utilities, transportation, etc.).
I'm siding with Mayor Burgess and Commissioners Ealy and Shafer on this one.
How is burdening future generations with millions in debt the "prudent" thing to do? Our commissioners are reading the same playbook as our President and Congress.
By the way, Mr. Cates was a great economics teacher at RHS and we also had portables in the 1980's. Not as good as classrooms, but we turned out ok and nobody got blown away.
March 06, 2009 at 10:15pm
Be sure and pay that wheel tax! Why is this county so hell bent on spending? spend, spend, spend. What happened to a wait and see attitude. I feel like i'm watching reruns of the twilight zone reading these stories of spending... I think I'm getting sick... I had more control at 17 with 3 credit cards than these clowns do with our check books.
March 07, 2009 at 10:08am
Hey curious, portables have been around since the seventies and probably longer. The portables will always be around.
March 07, 2009 at 12:23pm
I'll bet all of these monkeys are head over heels in debt their selves, couldn't buy a 50 cent cold drink and at the same time not owe one red penny for something, mortgage, car or credit card debt. One who can't manage their own finance surley don't how to manage other's money.