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Here’s The Scoop…2009….The Year Of The Fees….Do The Math…

THE YEAR OF THE FEES…

‘Prez-Elect Makes New Pitch, Promises on Job Creation — Including 600,000 New Government Employees’

‘No. 1 goal of my plan … is to create three million new jobs, more than 80 percent of them in the private sector.”

If you do the math: 20 percent of three million means 600,000 new government employees.’

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/01/prez-elect-make.html

Jake Tapper shows the math…the “political” math…this is the math  that throws out the top number…the soundbite…80% in the private sector …hoping no one …in the math-deprived audience…thinks about the 20%…and usually this works…for we are a country made up of “soundbites”…without background…or question…throw in math…percentages….and the odds of someone carrying that pail of water……is like winning the new Florida Powerball lottery…

It’s like partaking in vast “sales and bargains”… the adding the 99 cents at the end of the price tag…or the no interest until spring 2010….it just messes with the heads of  the math-deprived among us….and the “inventors” of these schemes know it!…

Expected this week… more mind numbing numbers …..to be coming out of the “Superbowl Shuffle”  at the special sessions to deal with the budget for our state…Wait til you see how they float around millions as if they were tossing pennies into the  sock drawer… It will be a shell game that compares to being stuck in the dreaded car dealers cubicle…( when you could qualify…that is)…just about the time when they open the side desk drawer and proceed to put out their numbers…quickly crossing them out….while the buyer….unable to read upside down…( a fact they count on….pun intended)… goes out of their way….not wanting to appear one of “those”…math- deprived customers…….. and starts dutifully nodding in agreement…painful as that is…that the numbers make sense…the deal is good…. despite not getting it at all…Ahhh…the pit-falls for the sake of appearances….

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/legislature/sfl-flfspecial0105sbjan05,0,7591016.story

So how are we going to deal with these “looming” directives…..coming our way in this new year?….

We’re going to pay…we have to pay…for the “growing of government”…and the “perks” the government will require as it expands… those coveted “golden packages” …their promised retirement and pension plans …( you know the ones…that let a worker retire…go back to work to get  a second…”bite of the golden apple”….and then re-up as a judge…or do “volunteer” work in some small seaside village)….)….with fees…increasing fees…additional fees…sweeping fees…at all levels….They  will hit us with added “user fees”….. seen monthly in additional fees that impact our bills…those fees at the end …..that are already the gift that keeps on giving for government … adding up to big bucks on the bill….This “cash-cow” will really be mooing….for years to come…

Here in LBTS …we will be short-lived in our smugness…left over from last September’s budget…the “pats on the back” of no cut-backs…no raised taxes…no increase in fire fees…and such…For we are headed into massive fees…courtesy of the new administration…with a “town-wide sweep”…with “sections of code”…inspections…and citations baring the “fruits” of added fees…big revenue for the town….We were warned…after all…from our Manager…repeatedly from the dais…”This won’t be the beginning”….”The codes are the law”…and she is still when all is said and done…a “numbers” person…a finance person…a longtime government employee…and she is….anything but…math-deprived…

January 13,2008…Code Workshop…should not be missed….for the outcome…will impact us all….

more to come

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