I hope there are more folks out there besides me that are reading the news and notice that on one hand St. Lawrence County is crying hard times for 2011 and they paint an even bleaker picture for 2012. Yet on the other hand they just approved hiring 22 additional employees, and it was announced recently that they hired 96 this year. I am all for providing jobs, but this is way out of hand. St. Lawrence County cannot afford to keep paying wages and benefits for all these employees. Can the legislators and administrator do the math and figure out what it costs taxpayers each time they add an employee. Maybe they don’t have what it takes to tell a department head ‘no’ to a hiring request. What do you think?