Looking over Asheville City Council’s staff reports for this week, a reason for despising the “financial impact” blurbs crystallized. Government is supposed to protect the rights of the people, including their right to keep what they earn. When these reports say, ‘there is no financial impact,” they are saying they are looking after their own budget and not the budgets of those they “serve.” A nice, systems approach to thinking globally, rather than a government vs. man approach to finance, would look more intelligent.