No need for more government

Editor,

Let’s hope the Jan 20 discussion between the Union County Board of Commissioners and consultants from the UNC School of Government was to learn what not to do concerning promotion of economic development and discussion of the manager’s plan of work. This is a group that thinks “better” government is “bigger” government!

When the UNC consultants were asked to cite any examples where the funding came 100 percent from the private sector by an attendee, “they could not come up with a single one”.

If our commissioners truly were the fiscal conservatives they claim to be, they would be consulting North Carolina’s own John Locke Foundation. Then we would hear real solutions to combat our staggering $518.7 million debt (highest debt per capita in North Carolina) not ways to increase it through public funding of big government proposals.

Tom Hohman

Vice Chair Union County Libertarian Party

Monroe

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