Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory said today that predictions of a $40 million deficit next year shouldn't prompt talk of layoffs.
"Who knows what the number will actually be?" he said. "The number is a projection. We get forecasts all the time."He was in Las Vegas at a conference of the International Shopping Center earlier this week when council members learned from Finance Director Joe Gray that the city was already stuck with a $7.7 million deficit for this year and was looking at the $40 million if something isn't done. City Manager Milton Dohoney has directed all departments to let him know how they could cut 5 percent from their budgets this year.
Yeah, don't sweat a $40 million dollar deficit; it's only a projection.
Here's my projection. It will end up worse.
Do liberals live in fairy land?