One of my big beefs with government is the tendency of the big dogs to be full of hubris and scramble for the honors of being the mastermind behind the great solution that saves big government from logical conclusions of putting responsible adults under the proverbial thumb. It assumes that those of us on that side of the dais are always smarter than all of us. To their credit, the City of Asheville did actively solicit input on how to best balance its budget. I would have preferred to see incentives strategically offered to encourage employees to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies in their lines of work as well.

In that spirit, I will stuff my comments for just one night, spare you the la-ti-da that makes blogging so obnoxious, and encourage you to fill in the blanks with your own life’s meaning after enjoying three loaded blurbs I encountered today.