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Patrick: Commish Priorities Wrong

PatrickH: The commissioners can cut funding for programs aimed at feeding seniors, and keeping kids out of trouble, but they have no problem with across the board increases at the County Clerk’s office, including 6k for furniture? Dan Green’s excuse when I called him was that Cliff Hayes writes the budget. So the commissioners work for Cliff Hayes? Green, Tondee, and Nelson should be ashamed of themselves. They either have priorities that are way out of whack, and consider fancy furniture more important then feeding needy seniors, or they are to cowardly and weak willed to stand up for what is right.

Question: Is this a fair argument by PatrickH -- commissioners want to cut funding for Meals on Wheels while they increase salaries of their staff 17% and buy $6000 worth of furniture?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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