Budget tricks may work


The county commissioners are working to stop in any cut in the Escambia Community Clinics. However, they should be working to increase what is spent. By proposing a cut, county staff has positioned the clinics as lucky to just get what it received last year.

The Sheriff is even bolder. Ask for $10 million increase and then make the voters feel like he’s accomplished something if he cuts back to last year’s level. Then he can tell deputies he tried to get them a pay raise. McNesby is a better politician than many give him credit.

Budget Boogie has begun. The dance steps will be fun to watch.