They Might Not Want Pizza, They Might Want Bubble Gum

The budget workshops have finally ended but not without some head-scratching moments. We were going to go over some of the highlights but the details were sadly fairly mind-numbing and you can go to the city’s youtube channel to watch them yourself. To summarize, it’s fair to say that more money is desperately needed, but it’s not coming. It’s also fair to say that one of our aldermen has a pretty hot temper. About nine minutes in, the bubble gum yell begins. Go ahead.  Watch it.

“Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.” – Stephen Kinzer

We would advise the appointed alderman to remember that if he has aspirations of ever actually being elected, he would do well to remember this.

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3 comments for “They Might Not Want Pizza, They Might Want Bubble Gum

  1. Glenn Kamka
    April 22, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Lavergne has the dummest leaders I have ever heard! How can you be in a budget shortfall and offer a tax break!!! I can speak for the citizens that the mere few dollar return in tax break is much better kept in the running of this city. Holy Cow are you councilmen stupid human beings with the exception of Mr. Broeker.

    • Lisa Morrow
      April 22, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Thank you, Tom Broeker. I appreciate your efforts.

  2. Patrick Salyard
    April 23, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Well, there you have it. Dumb & dumber & dumberer.
    I had resisted watching this because I knew it was going to be painful. There’s not enough money to support Box 100, but they can throw tens of thousands at that unnecessary and redundant Rescue Squad? Why? Because they campaigned for Waldron.
    To the board (except Tom): If you think lowering taxes 2.5 cents is giving something back to the community, then you’re even more ignorant that I first thought. All you’re doing is making yourselves look foolish and ill informed. Of course the citizens would love a tax break, but you know what we would love more? A water system that is up to date, paved roads, decent parks & events.
    You can keep my $7 for the year and put it towards a pizza for economic development workshop.

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