LOL GZE ... good one !
Molli,You are right. The proper headline would be "County
Residents get millions of dollars in services that they would not otherwise
receive due to the efforts of hundreds of wonderful volunteers who help the
County provide those services which County residents demand but are unwilling to
pay for." Not very catchy.
I think volunteerism is a great thing to do. But let's be honest here.
The County is not saving "millions". If the County had the money to pay
for these things, which it doesn't, then I'd agree that the County is
I saw on PBS how in Los Angeles, the city closed the local libraries on Mondays
due to budget cuts. Volunteers opened their own community library with donated
books, and now it is a permanent fixture in the community so there's less
need for public libraries. Volunteers are literally taking away
government-funded professional jobs.I wonder if we could do that for
police and fire protection as well!
We could do with a lot less government and this proves that point. Government