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Anyway, I found the meeting interesting. Partly for how few commissioners seemed to have done much of any homework coming in. A lot of the questions being asked showed some confusion and general ignorance of what was actually in the proposal they were voting on.
So what were you saying about homework?
Seriously, this person wasted so much time today refusing to here/understand/comprehend that there was NO money to rob from the contractually scheduled debt payment.
And you will accuse the other Commissioners of confusion and ignorance? Is there something in the water in the 2nd District?
I expect the usual byline in your throw away next week. "Brave Commissioner shut down by vast right wing conspiracy".
My opinion as an informed observer is that county commissioners who have had six weeks or so to consider this budget should not have been asking the questions some of them asked today. And Broyles is the one who seemed to have done the most research -- at least she called some people. Some of these guys seemed like they hadn't thought to ask anything until about an hour before they were supposed to vote.
And the confusion about the debt payments -- which has still not been satisfactorily clarified, as far as I'm concerned -- was fueled by Burchett's crowing about how much he was "paying down." If all his proposal does is make legally-obligated payments, what's he bragging about?
Seriously, don't defend this conduct. Find out what the actual story is before you defend her. She was in clinical denial. It was over the top. Don't throw away your reputation to defend the indefensible. Watch the entire thing and call Troyer. This was misconduct. Lumpy got censored for less.
Hammond called her on it. Check your sources.