In one of the more callous moves to cut a budget from a fire department city council members in Columbia, South Carolina are showing a complete lack of empathy for employees. One council member spoke yesterday to retired firefighters during a council meeting. Regarding cuts, the young multi-millionaire council member told the packed room, "We'll be back."
This refrain is only properly understood if the entire story of how the budget, and city finances, have been managed by council. Whilst cutting the fire department the city is looking to spend over $930,000 to eradicate problem beavers.
You can't make this stuff up.