Sid, if you don't think 2% is a lot, then you don't need to be elected. I do working lunches all the time and pay for it myself. I am sure the county has a board room and the meeting can be there and the employees can bring bag lunches from home. The employee knows they will have to eat each day and so they either bring their lunch or go out an buy lunch.
The problem now with our goverment is that the elect officals think that there is a endless supply of money. If they don't have enough just raise taxes, the people will pay for it.
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