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Endorsing poor management

Our county commissioners must face a few facts.

When revenues decrease, as is happening throughout corporate and municipal America, there must be a belt-tightening. Pitkin County cannot just sit back and say we need to increase taxes to cover revenue shortfall.

Where are the meaningful cuts in expenditures and extra effort to balance a budget? Why do they only present to us cuts in social services that will happen if no increased revenues are collected? Why do they want the tax increase to continue down the road? Do we dare to think they will cut taxes in the future if revenue increases? I don’t think so.

If corporations raised prices to increase revenues in a down economy they would be sure to suffer greater loses of revenue. Certainly Pitkin County residents are endorsing poor management if a tax increase is allowed.

George Shifrin

Aspen

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