Tuesday, September 2, 2014

From Fairbanks To Florida Keys Government Waste Is Rampant--7 Grand To Appeal A $37.50 Fineto i

I thought the office of mayor in Fairbanks was mostly a figurehead
Must be wrong; the current mayor must think it is a springboard instead
How else to explain the city spending at last count seven grand to appeal
A fine of $37.50 for the mayor for email use; it seems almost surreal
As a city official, the city must defend the mayor but why not just the fine pay
Save the almost seven grand of tax dollars to spend in more productive ways
The first rule of litigation that most businesses are taught
Is that spending on lawyers instead of settling is often pure rot
Dollars on litigation that makes no economic sense
Whether as plaintiff or a member of the defense
Are real dollars that the bottom line adversely affects
While management time from the business the litigation deflects
I know not what party the mayor claims as his home
But spending this amount is reason gone, an uncontrolled roam
Can’t blame the lawyers they are paid to defend
Even if the rules of reason this case seems to bend
Man up Mr. Mayor; stop the appeal and pay the small fine
Apologize for the error and help bring the city government back into a fiscally proper design.

© September 2, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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