From Cecil County Spending: Taxed Enough Already
During the 2010 election current County Commissioner Tari Moore, as a candidate for public office, had this to say about the county budget on her campaign website:
These are very difficult economic times. People have lost their jobs, businesses are closing, and families are making tough choices about what to eliminate from their budgets. Government must do the same. [Emphasis added]
We agree with her above statement, but we heard a very different tune in a recent news article written by the Cecil Whig’s Jacob Owens. The headline read, “Moore raps ‘irresponsible’ budget cut plan.” Cecil County Commissioner Tari Moore was taking aim at a recent proposal released by Commissioners Jim Mullin and Michael Dunn that would cut $10 million dollars from the Cecil County budget if enacted. This plan was released in preparation for what will be the most difficult budget cycle in many years for Cecil County. Everyone knows that cuts must be made or tax increases will be inevitable–but all five Commissioners had been “lost for words” on cost cutting ideas until recently when Dunn and Mullin started the debate with their “controversial plan.” Commissioner Tari Moore immediately reacted to the plan in the Cecil Whig saying:
An enormous amount of anxiety has been placed on our employees because of this.
This is a troubling statement because it shows a complete disconnect between Commissioner Moore and the people of Cecil County.