Musings on a Sales Tax Hike: What’s With the Doomsday Cuts?

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The dire choices presented by Brooks had she opted to cut services. She told the assembled in the County Office Building last Thursday that to cut the programs necessary to balance the books would have been… well, draconian. She talked about ending the road patrol service. She talked about closing the zoo… closing the parks. (Check here for her complete list – it’s on page 3)

This is as if she couldn’t scale back on some or all of these programs. Why end them? Why give us the all or nothing scenario? That is, of course, about making a point using drastic means.

Brooks told us that her administration has done all it could to make cuts. The question is… does the electorate really believe this?