Quote of the Day

From a clueless citizen on an al.com story about the JeffCo layoffs:

Let the County go bankrupt – Do not bail out these theives [sic]!

I live in Jefferson County (Hoover) and cannot state one thing that County employees do for me – I’ll order my tag via the internet.

NO BAIL OUT FOR JEFF CO – LET BETTYE FINE AND THE REST OF THE THEIVES [sic] ROT – DON’T GIVE THEM A PENNY!

Because we all know that “the internet” can send tag renewal notices, process payments, and mail out new tagsĀ  — all by itself.

*sigh*

3 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. Del says:

    Well duh, Kathy. Hal does it.

  2. Helen says:

    So much heat; so little light. Where are the Constitutional Reform folks? This catastrophe is at least a wonderful ‘teachable moment’ about the real root causes of our dilemma.

  3. “Well duh, Kathy. Hal does it.”

    OMG! I just about fell out of my chair!

    Honestly, I think the county NEEDS bankruptcy and has needed it for some time. That tax was a bandaid, and even that won’t sustain the county for more than a few months at most. Even John Rogers admitted as much, and I threw up in my mouth a bit even thinking about the fact that I agreed with him on something.

    While it hurts at the moment, forcing the county into bankruptcy will also lead to a thorough investigation into “the books” and those who oversee them. I honestly believe that’s the real reason why Smoot and Collins have fought it tooth and nail. The sooner they go broke and have to restructure, the sooner they can start to recover from this mess.

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