another point: 16 year ago, B.T.- before thomas - the county had 450 full-time employees and the county population was approx. 120,000. Today D.T.- during thomas - the county has 900+ full-time employees and the county population is 140,000. The per-capita in 1994 was 1 employee per 266 county residents. With Bob Thomas today it stands<quoted text>
Franklin County spends hardly anything on social services. Obviously, using your math tells us that taxes in the county have been kept artificially low for a very long time & do not recognize the reality that every government service costs money. Makes me wonder how the county had all this debt piled up for the entire 16 years. The late 1990's were pretty prosperous for the country as a whole. The debt is the People's debt, not any commissioner's debt. The People have chosen to elect officials who promise services without adding the requisite costs.
We agree with you. We should consider replacing elected officials who do not use real math when analyzing both the sides of the balance sheet: revenues & expenses.
Vote Democratic!!! Ziobrowski & Gontz for Franklin County Commissioner!
at 1 employee per 155 county residents. Government, at all levels, have gotten to big to fast, and now Franklin County is no different than the Federal Govt or State Govt. It is my conclusion that happened because of bad leadership - period.