JIM IRETON IS AN EMBARRASSING ACCIDENT
Unless you have been in a coma or under a rock you probably have heard the lament, mixed with whining, by Jim Ireton in the Daily Times about the prudent decisions by the Salisbury City Council on his recent budget proposals. He wants to spend City funds for a fireworks display that is already fully funded, and we already have plenty of fireworks at Perdue Stadium so don’t need more. City residents should thank the Council majority who said no to his and Mikey Dunn's big bang theory. Ireton's public criticism of them for that decision is disgraceful.
And his conduct regarding the City's next annual budget is atrocious. First, he proposed another tax increase for such things as another big pay raise for Lore Chambers of his office. Then, when the Council comes up with adjustments to his revenue estimates and spending cuts - so that higher taxes are not needed - he refused to discuss details with them. When asked to do so, he bashed his staff then stalked out and proceeded to trash the Council in the Daily Times.
Now the "newspaper" is hyping his "vow" to veto the budget passed by the Council to show that he doesn't support it (as if we didn't know).
Ireton got elected due to the "hope and change" dynamic that a few months earlier gave us Obama as President, who Ireton and Laura Mitchell will be supporting as delegates at the Democrat convention. Let's make sure that all of them are "one-termers."