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We’ll Do Anything to Save a Buck (Other Than Cancel Our Retreat)

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WBTW News 13 in Myrtle Beach reported today that Myrtle Beach city leaders are trying to find ways to address what is apparently a severe budget crisis. The story quotes Myrtle Beach public information officer Mark Kruea as saying that “we are looking for every possible way to save a dollar.”

The story mentions city leaders will be discussing this year’s budget at their annual budget retreat. This year’s retreat will be held from April 7-9, 2010, at the Wampee Plantation Conference Center in Pinopolis, S.C., on the shores of Lake Moultrie. We wonder if its dawned on city leaders that cutting this year’s three-day, overnight retreat might be a good place to start when looking to cut nonessential services.

It’s unclear how much the retreat is costing taxpayers, or why city leaders cannot meet at a location in Myrtle Beach. What is clear is that holding an overnight retreat to discuss possibly cutting city services does not pass the smell test.

This is just another example of government failing to prioritize spending. Check out The Nerve and SC Policy Council for more news on politicians misusing your tax dollars.

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Written by SC Policy Council

April 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm

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