Maybe if the Chamber of Commerce was better at their job, they could bring some industry to this town. Thanks for losing Harley guys.
They spent too much time "fast-tracking" the 6.9 million dollar head quarters and still reeling from losing the Blue Cross Bowl to Cookville. I mean think about it we lost to Cookville, you had to try to screw that up.
Sales tax is heavily impacted by household spending, which is down substantially because of low consumer confidence and an unstable job market, Penn said.
.... Spending is down because we DO NOT have it to spend! We cannot spend what we do not have! For years people have been buying on CREDIT... It made the tax revenue look good and the county official kept spending and spending. Now we will be taxed because our county does not know the word "BUDGET"
Amen UnionLady1055! Hopefully we'll return to some of the common sense our grandparents had. They lived through the Great Depression, and they learned to live within their means. Maybe this minor recession will be enough to scare people straight, otherwise there will be another bubble (i.e. housing, banks, etc) that will blow up in a couple years and we'll be at this all over again.