Friday, March 19, 2010

Business grants more than double library shortfall

Posted By on Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Here’s a really quick way to fund the county’s library system so that the ridiculous cuts announced yesterday don’t have to take place: Cut the amount of money the county spends on business investment grants by less than half, and move it to the library system (which, remember, is widely considered one of the best in America — or at least was until yesterday).

The conservative MeckDeck blog today points to a slew of county expenditures that could be cut to make up for the library shortfall. Most of the items are smaller potatoes, or traditional conservative whipping boys (programs that help the poor or non-white), but one item stands out like a big, fat infected thumb: $4.35 million dollars for business investment grants. The library shortfall is around $2 million. What in hell are these bean-counters thinking?

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