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Many cities are feeling the economic pinch of poor budget management or simply bad economic luck. Whichever the case may be, some city managers are pointing fingers at everyone else, of course, for their plight. This cartoon is not stating that some public employee unions are blameless, because in part, they are (that's why they are in the car and not standing along the roadside). What it is saying is that city managers and elected officials set these wheels in motion decades ago with poor decisions and "kicking the can down the road" actions and politics, and I feel they need to be held accountable, too. Don't blame the passengers for your reckless driving!


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Comment by Paul Combs on July 31, 2013 at 2:27pm

Would love to hear about what others are going through - good or bad. There has to be an encouraging story out there somewhere... right? Feel free to post your thoughts.

Comment by Paul Combs on July 31, 2013 at 11:03am

Same thing is happening here in the Great Lakes, Chief. No sinless parties, but finger pointing is, well, pointless.

Comment by John K. Murphy on July 31, 2013 at 10:40am

Ah - the blame game continues. Let's let the city administration respond to a few EMS or fire jobs then we will see this car back on the road. We are having the same issues out here in a few cities blaming the fire department for their budget shortfalls. It's the poor planning and lack of agreement between ALL of the city services causing these issues.

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