The Mecklenburg County manager, as quoted by the Charlotte Observer, on the county’s budget and tax rate:

The property tax rate has stayed steady for the last three years, and county leaders Wednesday indicated no plans to reverse course. Commissioner Pat Cotham, who said she’s heard from senior citizens looking for relief in their wallets, asked whether the county would lower taxes.

Cutting taxes may not yield huge savings for taxpayers, as an even 1-cent reduction in the tax rate equates to about $100 in savings, Diorio said, and that “doesn’t buy anything.”

A $100 doesn’t buy anything, especially for a senior citizen? Really? What planet is Diorio living on?