Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Thank You, Bobby Ferrell

Those of us who remember the Reagan Pentagon spendthrifts who gave taxpayers $434 hammers and $640 toilet seat covers were having flashbacks tonight. Mayor Coody's staff proposed spending almost $30,000 for office furniture at that new West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant, the one that already had the $63 million cost overrun. Alderman Adella Gray said that they needed state of the art chairs, no matter what it might cost.

Alderman Bobby Ferrell said that $450 chairs were a waste of taxpayer money, and he was against it. Thanks, Bobby, for looking out for the taxpayers and refusing to go along with padded purchases and the almost routine government extravagance that squanders our money.

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