Monday, April 5, 2010

Another Pathetic Ken Short Lie!

In last week's Observer Tribune, Mayor Ken Short continued his lying ways in stating, "We're not going to take the Kevin Nedd approach of paying interest on a credit card". Apparently he was referring to a previous municipal budget when I supposedly cut a debt payment as low as possible. I guess this sounds good as a deceptive local GOP talking point, but unfortunately (for Mayor Short) the facts show otherwise.

In 2008, I recommended a $60K reduction in the payment of Bond Anticipated Notes and Capital Notes to partially offset a $187K reduction in municipal state aid. However, in the following year (2009), an all GOP township committee, under Mayor Ken Short's leadership, further reduced the payment of Bond Anticipated Notes and Capital Notes by an additional $70K. To be fair, in 2009, the township received a cut in municipal state as well. But it was only $41K.

Aside from the obvious hypocrisy, the real question Mayor Short needs to ask himself is why in 2009, it was necessary to cut an additional $70K from a line item he associates with "paying interest on a credit card", when municipal state aid only dropped by $41K?

Kind of sucks when the facts get in the way of a good lie, huh Ken?

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