Tuesday, March 5, 2013
TFP Column: Does Size Matter
Governor Snyder is getting ready to name someone to take over the financial affairs of Detroit, since they've managed their money so badly that they're $20 billion in debt. California and Illinois are sinking financially like they've struck an iceberg, and the country as a whole is likely to reach a $20 trillion deficit before the current occupant of the White House leaves it in four years.
All of this got me thinking about when and whether these larger government designations might also be thinking about the appointment of someone to more effectively watch they budgets. I also wondered whether it would even be legal for them to do so. All of this thinking and wondering led to some writing, in the form "Does Size Matter?" for the TFP website.
Fortunately for me, the TFP is in far better financial shape than any of these governments entities, so when you click on the enclosed link, you will be able to read this effort. Even more fortunate is that having read it, you can then move on to all the information available to keep you up-to-date with NW Ohio and the Glass City.
So as this first full week of March comes about, don't forget to spend a bit of time with both the mid-week Star Edition and the regular weekend Edition of the largest Sunday circulation newspaper not only in Toledo, but in Lucas Country as well. And if that weren't enough, you'll also be able to read Ohio's Best weekly newspaper for the last four years (at least according to the Ohio Society for Professional Journalism), the Toledo Free Press.