The County Shortfall
Guest

Longview, TX

#1 Nov 22, 2012
Earlier in the year there was an article in the paper concerning a shortfall in county funds. Yesterday in the paper the county was trying to vote themselve end of the year bonuses. I think they get paid enough and in some cases to much. This system needs to be restructured as to the people who pay the taxes should be the one who vote on the bonuses and not the ones who will benefit. If there is a surplus in funds the funds should be put towards something the taxpayers should benefit from. If the funds are not available the county should not be spending money designated for something else.
4 sure

United States

#2 Nov 25, 2012
Guest wrote:
Earlier in the year there was an article in the paper concerning a shortfall in county funds. Yesterday in the paper the county was trying to vote themselve end of the year bonuses. I think they get paid enough and in some cases to much. This system needs to be restructured as to the people who pay the taxes should be the one who vote on the bonuses and not the ones who will benefit. If there is a surplus in funds the funds should be put towards something the taxpayers should benefit from. If the funds are not available the county should not be spending money designated for something else.
Makes a lot of sense. In fact too much sense. That is why nothing will become of it.

“Tssss......tssss .....”

Since: Nov 11

United States

#3 Nov 25, 2012
Guest wrote:
Earlier in the year there was an article in the paper concerning a shortfall in county funds. Yesterday in the paper the county was trying to vote themselve end of the year bonuses. I think they get paid enough and in some cases to much. This system needs to be restructured as to the people who pay the taxes should be the one who vote on the bonuses and not the ones who will benefit. If there is a surplus in funds the funds should be put towards something the taxpayers should benefit from. If the funds are not available the county should not be spending money designated for something else.
tssss.....tssss....the people who pay taxes should decide, so I guess you never voted for a Quorum Court member or sumthin'.....tssss...tssss
guest

United States

#4 Nov 25, 2012
Well what I read was the bonus was for the employees not the elected officials so how is that different from any other job ? I'm sure you all got a Christmas bonus....
yup

Forrest City, AR

#5 Nov 25, 2012
The county has more money now than they ever have you shouldn't always believe what u read in the paper . Go look for yourself it's public info
4 sure

West Memphis, AR

#6 Nov 26, 2012
yup wrote:
The county has more money now than they ever have you shouldn't always believe what u read in the paper . Go look for yourself it's public info
If the money is being managed better and our bridges and roads are in good shape, and there is a surplus of money that means we are overtaxed.

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