Miami Dade's tax roll is expected to plunge by 35 billion. Jackson Memorial is cutting 900 jobs and it has 712 million dollars of bad debt. Miami Dade Schools are expecting the State to cut $150 million from their budget.
More important to me, I have been watching LOST, the TV series, for about 6 years now and I don't have a clue on what is going on, making it more apparent that I have been wasting precious hours of my life every week on drivel. But, you know I will watch it tonight anyway, because somehow I have the belief it will all make sense even though I know there are more holes in the plot than Swiss cheese. It is sort of like watching the City of Miami or Miami Dade County grappling with their budget. You know in your heart the budgets will never make sense, or balance, with bloated pensions and misguided union contracts but you are always hoping. It is agonizing to see holes and watch folks trying to fill them.