The local school district helped cover the front page of the local paper "Thanksgiving" edition today. The school powers that be want to opt out of the tax freeze for something in the neighborhood of $900,000 and frankly I don't know if that is total or amount for one year or for how many years. Might screw out another buck or so an acre from rural land.
Not sure why there is a need for that. It is claimed to result because of a drop in the total number of students and thus of state aid. High fixed costs must be a part of the problem. I remember that one of the arguments proponents of building projects used for Winner Schools was the projected growth in student numbers. Apparently like most of the arguments used, it was also total BS.
Only one of the local banks is part of a national chain, and it is unlikely that the roof is high enough for any spectacular suicide jumps in light of the current bank bailout fiascos. I read a bit of data a couple days ago indicating that the Bush Administration is dumping enough money into Citibank or Citigroup to have bought all the common stock at the roughly $5.00 a share price a few days ago. There is something rotten and it just isn't in Denmark anymore.
A local wag..not me..was wondering if Janklow managed to get rid of all his Citibank stock or if he let them decline in value in his cold hands. He was also cogitating about Banksgiving instead of thanksgiving, so most of this post is actually his fault. I have learned a lot from George Bush after all.
But, eat enough turkey or ham, but not too much. Remember there are bankers in need of $25 Billion ...and that is a lot of turkeys.
***Stay tuned even if all you hear or read is the equivalent of gobble, gobble, gobble-- Doug Wiken