If you haven’t read this morning’s paper, please do.
Seems our county manager, the “revered” John Crumpton, the one who got a housing stipend and a raise from the CONSERVATIVE BOC members, the one who we were told does his job so good we can’t lose him, has made the ultimate backdoor deal. Yes, John has. He has committed “political” treason on a local level. And if he had to live in the Founding Fathers days, he wouldn’t make it past noon without serious retribution. Fortunately for America, we do live in a more “civil” time and believe in a much better solution that the days of old. That’s good.
He is stated in the paper that four of the commissioners are practically ready to accept the “$400,000” request from the BOE and give them more taxpayer dollars. Those four must be Hayes, Reives, Oldham, and Paschal. Yes, if you are asking – they are the “leftovers” from the previous board and the same four that gave us the sales tax ultimatum. Some people in our community on other blogs and in the paper call it blackmail. I always thought that was a bit harsh. So this patriot will just stick with ultimatum to be nice.
Please answer this John: Where did you get the authority to do this? Did giving you a bonus embolden your stance? This is a dagger in the back of the commissioners that the taxpayers PUT IN OFFICE and those who trusted you. I say that because he by one meeting has taken the “mandate” from November 2010 and said it doesn’t exist.
The mandate was to bring not just fiscal responsibility back to our local government, but TRUST. And for awhile I sincerely believed he was doing a good job.
Let this patriot be clear: The dagger mentioned above doesn’t have to do with the money part at all. Frankly, to make the BOE succumb to much less than the millions originally requested to $600,000 means the taxpayers win. It means that we’ve asked and got good reviews of the budget and yes, a compromise could be made. COULD not WOULD.
Nonetheless, the dagger has to do with the dealing behind closed doors with the “the four” and the BOE. John has negatively impacted the negotiations far more than Moss has. We expected the shrill from Moss and BOE after all the “public outrage” camp meetings. But not this. Mr. Crumpton knows the numbers. He has the influence to get others in his camp.
Mr. Crumpton…have your victory party now. Because I believe the make-up of the next commissioner board you have to deal with will reign in your actions. I personally would like to see you fired now that you have compromised all future negotiations on any money requests, as well. But I don’t have that authority. And besides, I bet those you just dug the dagger into still believe you do a good job. By the way, on the org chart, are you not UNDER the BOC?
As for Mr. Williams calling out Commissioners Womack and Shook? Shame on you again, Shawn. Do you realize what you did? You accused Jim and Linda of “the politics of personal destruction”. Mr. Williams we all know you and others, Bonnie Almond, Moss, other BOE members, all have personal experience with that concept. Does “paring knife” ring a bell?
God bless that young lady. I hope she gets a book deal that makes her millions so she can come back to this county, be an active participant in government and prove no matter what you and the others attempted by your silence you didn’t ruin her life.
“Give me liberty, not liability.”