Fiscal Responsibility

   As a Candidate for Benton County Commissioner, one of my primary issues is making government accountable and fiscally responsible.

   Regarding fiscal responsibility, it's obvious that any activity or program that does not benefit the public should be terminated.  It's more difficult to weigh a program's benefits to the public against its costs, then reduce or terminate it if it's not cost-effective.  While this is simply a matter of counting beans and tossing out the bad ones, no one likes to do the counting or the tossing, but I commit to meeting that responsibility.