Will, I support your stand on allowing local authorities to modify contracts. All budgets are under pressure and there has to be shared sacrifice. I would like to see some more sacrifice by taxpayers. The tax rate could easily go up. The quid pro quo would be that towns and the State Government would have to show that they are using the resources wisely. The debacle in the Parole Department does not instill confidence that public resources are being well used. So, go ahead, pull back some of the benefits….that is what has been happening to the boomers as the retirement age goes up. But, show us through programs and actions (not speeches) that the towns and the State are serious about cutting costs and improving efficiency.
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Belmont resident since 1989; children attended Belmont schools; enjoyed themselves; spend a lot of time working in developing countries; they have more problems than most Americans can imagine; last country I worked in...Liberia...had a budget of $85 million in 2005....Belmont's budget is bigger... View more posts