Friday, September 16, 2005

How NOT To Manage A Budget

From the Moist-Towelette, more evidence that the city of Pittsburgh needs to pack up and call it a day:

Mayor Tom Murphy says the city's 2006 budget could include significant job cuts if the state doesn't replace the revenue the city was supposed to get from slot casinos.
The city has been planning to pay people with money that it does not have and that it might never get. How stupid is that? I work for a non-profit institution, and we always make sure that the money exists, and is in our possession, before we spend it. If the city government (and a lot of other governments, city state and otherwise) were run as efficiently as my employer, there would be no budget crisis.

It's called "reality", Mayor Murphy. Perhaps you and your associates could try living with it sometime.

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