If the City of Greensboro’s average employee salary is about $50,000,
and the city could not spend about $8,000,000 per year
by reopening the White Street Landfill and suspending borrowing,
could Greensboro's City Council have to choose
between shipping our trash to Montgomery County
and unsustainable indebtedness for what we don't need,
or about 160 city jobs, like figher fighters and police,
sooner than later.
We should consider ourselves unauthorized
to saddle posterity with our debts
and morally bound to pay them ourselves.
Each generation has the right by will of its majority to bind themselves,
but none to bind the succeeding generation.