Aka: Bigger Gov’t = Bigger Costs = Bigger Taxes = Less Productivity = Lower Revenues which SHOULD = Less Gov’t = Lower Costs…
There has to be a basic understanding that when you are over budget, you must either find new resources or cut your expenses. The money isn’t a figment of our imagination.
“From June 2008 to February 2009, most state agencies either increased or kept the same number of full-time employees, according to a Bee analysis of personnel data. The state also failed to lay off as many part-time employees during the crisis as promised by the governor.”
…Ted Costa of People’s Advocate, a government watchdog group, said slowing bureaucratic growth isn’t good enough.
“Government needs to be cut, squeezed and streamlined. It needs to get smaller,” Costa said. “Instead, the governor is doing stylistic things, like getting rid of lower-paid part-time help, instead of doing something substantial.”