For the past few years, our Town Council has been manipulated by the Town Manager, Diane Barnes, when it comes to the Municipal budget. Every year Mrs. Barnes comes in with an outrageous Municipal budget like this year adding $1.9 million dollars to last year’s budget knowing fully well this will never get approval in its entirety. This is the shell game our Town Manager has been playing for years.
Here is how it works! To understand this you need to first understand the primarily principle of economics which is:
REVENUE + TAX INCREASE = EXPENDITURES