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MacKenzie wrote a great article
the other day that was about how local
finding their budgets are being cut because
values are dropping.
My comment slowly became
You see the problem with
government in the past 50 years or so is that they can’t seem to budget
family would budget. When my family doesn’t make enough
money because I
sell as many houses one month or the houses I sold were at the lower
end of the
market, my family cuts back, we decide what we need and what we want
the government doesn’t
work that way. Once they have been given the money once,
it is like a
them, they have to have more and more and more of it. They never cut
lose a program that they have put in to place.
I have to say that last
paragraph isn’t completely true, they do cut back, but
only on the
affect the most people and the things that should actually be cut last.
cut Police, Fire and Schools first because they know this will get the
government needs to
realize and tell people that if we are making money, then yes we will
our pet projects, the ones that people like and make
people feel good.
the money goes away because of something like the situation we are
in, then the feel good programs need to go away first, they need stay
a business owner, I can’t
just say, hey I’m going to be making less this month because I only
homes, I need you each to pay me an extra 1% at closing to
make up for
home I didn’t sell. That way I can stay within my budget. No, I have to
back, but the government says, hey we have gotten used to this amount
and now we require you to pay more, so we can continue to live like we
times were good.
about it, the Oregon
government right now is saying it can’t live on 15 billion dollars
raise taxes by an additional 1 billion dollars so they can have the 16
they had last year. This is all with the 2nd highest unemployment in
at 15%. But, why do they need this additional money? To help pay for
police and fire, the first things they cut from the budget.
what about in 2007? What
was the budget then? Oh, only 13 billion? So, why can’t
they just adopt
budget and refund the 1 billion to the tax payers as a stimulus
you imagine 1 billion dollars going in to local business and what that
for the economy?
government needs to learn to live within their budget, whatever that
is and remember that their first priority to the public is police, fire
schools. Everything else after that is a want and if you
you are just going to have to wait until you can and not try to strong
public for the money. I can’t do it to my customers and you shouldn’t
to do it to yours, remember you work for us, not the other way around!
Todd Clark - Broker / Sales Coach
Palazzo Realty Group
I am a licensed Realtor who specializes in Washington County, Oregon and also work in both Clackamas and Multnomah Counties including the cities of Aloha, Beaverton, Canby, Clackamas, Gladstone, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Sherwood and Tigard. All information contained in these posts are copyrighted and cannot be used without prior written approval authorization from the author me Todd Clark. If you are looking for an outstanding agent please give me a call I would love to help you with all your real estate needs.
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