61st Annual Macon County Fair :: September 17-20 @ Wayne Proffitt Agricultural Center - 441 South, Franklin, NC

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Scott Mooneyham, Capitol Press AssociationRALEIGH -- It would be nice to believe that the same motives that drive private sector executives guide the government administrators who control the public purse strings, that government could be like business.

Of course, they don’t, and it’s not.

Government pay isn’t tied to profit margins or rising revenues. Upper and middle management in government receives few, if any, rewards for holding down expenses.


I would like to add to the clamor over the steep-slope ordinance.

I have not read very much about it, so I do not know what I am talking about.

However that may be, I have lived for a good many years and seen a few things. This letter will be in the form of an old man’s reminiscences.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has denounced Wikileaks saying that it is an attack on both the United States and the entire international community. She states that those released documents “tear at the fabric” of the proper function of government.

Interestingly enough, earlier this year she said that internet freedom was the new human right of the 21st century and that America stands for “a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas.”


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