Today we get a little article in the Southern Illinoisan about the Carbondale budget.
It's not time to hit the panic button though, said City Manager Jeff Doherty.Turns out that the budget differences are just because of accounting/reporting issues around the road fix up.
The revenue for FY '07 included bond money for a street improvement program. Loans are counted as income. A loan assumed in 2007 and spent in 2008 will look like revenue in one year and spending in the next.
I realize this isn't like the oponent claiming you are having black children out of wedlock, if you are running in South Carolina, but when you get people all fired out about the city budget being in the toilet, you are purposely playing fast and loose with the truth.
I realize we can argue about the cost of building inspectors and more police, but this was floated out there long before those budget items were on the agenda.
Sheila "Rove" and her band of merry elves working hard to muddy the waters. It is always a shame when the hold the budget meeting before the election, so the truth becomes clearer. Wonder what they will think of next?
I have included Rove's new introductory video from youtube.com for your enjoyment.
Your comments are welcome.