Friday, December 9, 2011

Cutting And Hacking

I am amazed how Monroe County has the money to get the trees trimmed that threaten electrical wires. I read about how local governments Up North are having trouble maintaining roads and basic infrastructure.

The Florida Keys live in a world where nothing much seems to have changed. Highway One gets paved, next ear the massive overhaul of North Roosevelt Boulevard begins in April and should last nearly three years.

The school district has dreadful budget problems but overall nothing much has changed in these islands. Visitors come and spend money and our facilities get maintained. Things that used to seem normal now get to seem special, like trimming a tree.

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Danette said...

Well, you know there are budget priorities and city/counties/states will pour money into things that they consider important while underfunding things they don't consider important or are hoping to privatize (like schools). Denver city/county can never afford to give their schools more money and may charge people for trash but the police never take cuts and the Mayor gave his whole staff a substantial pay increase along with bonuses.

Beware when politicians start crying "we're too poor" because it usually means they have spotted something they can privatize.

Conchscooter said...

Ain't that the truth!