The June 27, Commercial-News contained three articles, among others, that prompt this note to the entire community.
The first article, Page 3A: “Danville’s unemployment rate tops state rankings.”
The second article, Page 4A: “Illinois cities deal with pensions.”
The third item (Public Notices, Page 5B, Classifieds): “Vermilion Regional Airport Authority Combined Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes and Fund Balances-Government Funds.”
Each of these articles underline the basic (or systemic) problems that we absolutely must meet head-on. Starting with a major cathartic (elimination) at the federal, state, local and county levels of waste, which I, for one, am incapable of affording to pay for. A note of recognition, I am a beneficiary of being born, raised, served in the military, enjoyed the Vermilion Regional Airport and retired in the greatest place on earth: the United States of America.
The waste of which I speak, in my opinion, is defined as wants exceeding means.
Rest assured, the laws of economics and their consequences will prevail just as these articles show or read. The absolute failure to recognize limits, both personal and societal, is seen in numerous rise and fall events of civilization as we know it.