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Fatherof5 why is it so difficult to understand that if someone puts a bid in to do a job for $100, did the job, got paid $100 that's not good news.
Yes, if someone puts a bid in to do a job for $100, did the job for $80, returned the extra $20, that's good news.
You must be someone who likes giving trophies to everyone, you hate competition (which is exactly what bidding on a job is), last place is the same as first place. How boring.
If someone gave someone a bid to mow their lawn for $25, did the job, and asked for $30, almost everyone would still only pay $25. Except the government. Most likely the government would pay the extra five dollars because the government is paying with other people's money.
At least you admit that it was the taxpayer's money that made the whole thing possible in the first place. That is what you meant when you said "spending our money?" But, of course the editorial doesn't give thanks to the taxpayers. Taxpayers are always taken for granted by the government.
Since I'm old I guess I can't enjoy the pool so I may as well vote no.
Okay, I stand corrected fatherof5.
Specifically, what did you mean when you said, "In private and public life, sometimes projects go over budget."
It seems fatherof5 suggests that the private sector goes over budget as much as the government does.
In my experiences with getting bids for jobs, the jobs have always been done within budget or I don't pay, it's called a contract.
Government is much more likely to accept excuses since the heads of governent don't pay the extra charges, it's the taxpayers.
It's amazing how different someone's opinion can be when they have to spend their own money or are spending someone else's money.
Again, congrats to the taxpayers for funding the upgrade, everyone else involved was paid to complete the job. Government is the same, a day's pay for a day's work.
Congrats to the shrinking number of taxpayers who payed for it.
The editorial stated it was done "within budget." It seems when the government is involved, doing something within budget is an impressive accomplishment, something to not take for granted, something to be proud of. I agree.
Outside, of the government, the standard procedure is to stay within your budget, no need to pat yourself on the back for staying within budget.
Beckybkennedy in the 1960s, there was a wading pool at Menlo Park, the Natatorium on Wilbur by Mill Creek, the Pioneer Park swimming pool, and the Memorial Pool. Those are all gone. Why?
Based on the small number of children who play outdoors in the Winter and Summer now, compared to the huge number of children who played outdoors in the 1960s, it seems children prefer to swim in cyber space rather than swim in an actually pool.
For the children who prefer to swim outdoors in the summer, what's wrong with letting their parents pay for it?
Or, in our new progressive America, it's the job of parents to provide the love and the government to provide everything else?
First I agree fatherof5. But, I actually think those two old guys on the Muppets Show are very funny. They don't give me the impression that they are depressed at all.
I have thought about offering another example, but I'm as lost as a duck in the desert.
What's a good example of people bickering back and forth, personally attacking, even attacking someone's username, and never getting anywhere?
My guess is that when children watch those two old guys they laugh, however, if kids were watching some of these strings being acted out live, I wonder what they would be thinking?
Just curious Dogman. I may get in trouble for this since it's off subject.
Do you know about Zeitgeist, and Chris Martenson's webpage "Peak Prosperity." If not, you maybe interested.
I'll use myself as an example. WW born 1955, US Navy 1973, discipline, rules meant something, practiced right from wrong, hard work equalled a better life, taught I could do a better job at directing my life than the governent could.
1984 started new job. One lazy ass came into the group, the union protected him. The other nine guys fought it and fought to no avail.
Eventually, the nine guys gravitated towards the work ethic of the lazy one.
By the time I retired in 2010 I spent most of my time playing on the computer like everyone else.
Note: the lazy guy is still there and was recently promoted.
Short answer. Everybody including me, naturally follow the easiest path.
Who's responsible, all of us, none of us had the wisdom to know the difference between genuine prosperity and phony prosperity.
MyFamNews, hopefully chicoli will take your advice on if don't have something nice to say.
When it comes to chicoli, I say the only way to argue with that guy is to fight fire with fire.
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