Small gov’t effective

Your view on municipal consolidation (“Pennsylvania must consider consolidation”) in the Dec. 8 edition failed to mention one rather important point.

Our small, local forms of government (i.e. townships, boroughs, etc.) all seem to manage their finances and balance their budgets on a yearly basis.

However, when you get to the county level, as evidenced by your article in the same edition, there always seem to be a shortage of funds.

The state becomes even more bizarre when they can give themselves raises, but let the bridges fall down.

Should I also mention a federal government that is $16 trillion in debt but keeps spending? Why would we want to consolidate?

Obviously bigger isn’t better at this point in history.

Gary Baney

Roaring Spring