EID Candidate called out for misleading quotes
Greg Prada uses a time warn trick of unscrupulous politicians, applying a quote out of context to make a point; a point, which in this case, is not supported by current facts.
When I said, “hide the pea accounting” at EID, I was referring to a prior manager, replaced in 2008, and Prada knows that. In fact, Prada stated in a September 11, 2013 Mountain Democrat interview, …”I am absolutely impressed with the general manager…”. – the same GM he now accuses of “hide the pea” accounting.
Current general manager, Jim Abercrombie, deserves the kudos Mr. Prada has given him. GM Abercrombie is doing an excellent job on all fronts, and his director of finance is accurately reporting financials. There has been no “hide the pea” at EID for over five years, and Prada knows it.
Prada’s so called ‘facts’ about EID are similarly wrong and out of context, and he repeatedly shows that he does not understand the term “deficit spending”. EID’s debt may be higher than many of us like, but it’s not deficit spending, any more than financing the purchase of a home or car is deficit spending. If your income is sufficient to cover both your monthly living expenses and mortgage payments, that’s not deficit spending. Similarly, since EID’s revenues exceed operating expenses and bond payments by at least 25%, that’s not deficit spending either.
Finally, Prada criticizes local resident, Paul Raveling, as “being no master in uncovering EID’s ‘hide the pea’ accounting.” I urge readers to visit www.Sierrafoot.com to make up their own minds who is “hiding the pea”—a desperate politician who wants to win election, or an EID ratepayer who has nothing to gain by telling the truth.
Harry Norris, Camino, CA