A row has erupted between Rhondda Cynon Taff's Labour Cabinet and the Welsh Labour Government Minister for Local Government Lesley Griffiths.
Whilst acknowledging that the budget settlement was not an easy one Ms Griffiths said that Councils had been given plenty of warning and should have planned ahead and that the message "could not have been clearer."
Speaking to the BBC she said
"I could not have been clearer about the future financial reality facing local government in Wales and I have provided warning of the likely shape of budget reductions,"
She then went on to directly criticise Rhondda Cynon Taff Council for their use of the term 'Armageddon' in a press release earlier this week, saying it was "over the top" and warning Councils that they should not produce "knee jerk reactions."
Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell says it is obvious that "a few feathers have been ruffled."
"We have already said that the budget cuts proposed by RCT are of a purely political nature. They have no thought for the residents they are supposed to serve, instead preferring to play political games.
"It is disgraceful that whilst proposing to cut meals on wheels and education services the Labour party are keeping intact a massive publicity department which churns out this sort of nonsense. Public money should not be used for political propaganda.
"If the Labour party want a sensible discussion on saving money then they are going the wrong way about it."