- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Congratulations to the McLean Citizens Association (MCA) for its recently approved resolution to guide development of the Fairfax County budget. Though it is easy to complain about taxes and an out-of-control, oversized government bureaucracy, it is difficult to articulate specific proposals to control taxes and make meaningful and rational reductions in government spending.

The MCA has done the hard work, and while not everyone may agree on every proposed initiative, it has provided a starting point for good-faith discussions. It is my sincere hope that the Fairfax Board of Supervisors will embrace the MCA’s proposed austerity measures and expand on its guidance to reduce the size and cost of county government.

DENNIS HUSCH

Herndon, Va.