Carlsbad City Council calls emergency...

Carlsbad City Council calls emergency meeting to protect WIPP jobs

There are 63 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Apr 29, 2011, titled Carlsbad City Council calls emergency meeting to protect WIPP jobs. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

The Carlsbad City Council held an emergency meeting on Friday to approve a $3.5 million fund transfer to protect jobs at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

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Carlsbad, NM

#61 May 3, 2011
Erm wrote:
Most people are content with responding to someone, and getting in the last word, once.
I'm starting to think "failed drug test" may be the operative backstory here.
You lose..

Carlsbad, NM

#62 May 3, 2011
I can't see this WIPP bail-out doing anything but putting off the inevitable for a little while longer. In the end, 90 people from WIPP will have to go. They have been way over-staffed for years now.

Clovis, NM

#63 May 3, 2011
this is like throwing money into a sink hole if you ask me. sure the council was promised that the DOE would still send funds to the city but says nothing of WIPP funding levels in 2012

The article also didnt say if funding for WIPP will be the same or less in the 2012 budget which we can probably assume it will be less with all that is going on. Which means that if the DOE cuts WIPP funding in 2012 the same thing is just going to happen all over again next year.

also i may be wrong about this but the way i see it is that there really wasnt a 2011 budget until just a month or so ago so there might be no telling how much WIPP will be short in the next fiscal year. again government budgeting is really shady to say the least so who knows. Just how far is the city willing to go for WIPP? I seriously doubt they would be willing the give up thier golden egg (wipp acceleration funds) all togather for the cause.

In the end its the way "real" businesses work, if there isnt enough money people get laid off as budgets shrink.......government should not be immune to this eventhough they own the printing press.

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