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Love the headline and first paragraph. Sounds like the interim city manager shot a dog and the headline ranks up there with "Dead Man Found in Cemetery!"
Seriously, Marco needs to control its spending and if a position is not properly filled or unnecessary, the person must go and the position eliminated. I can think of several others in City employ who fit that description and should be sent packing. The City of Marco Island was not created to be a Welfare Agency taking money from its residents and giving it to hangers-on. No one has a "right" to a job, only a "right" to seek a job for which they are qualified at a salary mutually agreed upon by the employer and the employee.
The Declaration of Independence upon which this country was founded gives everyone only THREE "rights": the right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of happiness. It does not give everyone the "right" to a job, to healthcare, to food, to shelter or anything else as necessary as those items are. Food, healthcare, shelter, etc. are what one works to obtain and obtains them by free negotiation with those who can provide them via the medium of money. To make these necessities "rights" forces someone else to be enslaved to provide them. Doctors must be forced to treat any patient, any time, with little or no recompense if everyone has a "right" to healthcare. Farmers must feed everyone without regard to freely negotiated compensation if everyone has a "right" to food.
Everyonen has the right to BUY healthcare, food, shelter, etc. by negotiating an arms-length relationship between the provider and the consumer. Expandng the "rights" of citizens beyond the three mentioned in the Declaration of Independence enslaves others and denies them their "right" to "liberty" and the "pursuit of happiness." Socialism is inherently un-American.
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