Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The Sky is Falling!

"We cut everything that moves last year and what is there left to cut..." Jennifer Granholm, The Michigan Times March 5, 2004

Well, well, it is amazing what can happen to state government when funds start running out. Congratulatons to the governor for finding no less than 25 state boards and commissions to eliminate. I'll bet you've never heard of most of these, but just to name a few...

THE TEMPORARY REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD
THE UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANK FINANCIAL ASSURANCE POLICY BOARD
THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING AND BARGAINING BOARD
THE VALUE-ADDED AND COMMERCIALIZATION ROUNDTABLE
THE INVASIVE SPECIES ADVISORY COUNCIL
THE HIGHWAY RECIPROCITY BOARD
THE COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
THE CITIZEN-COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE COORDINATING COUNCIL
THE RETAIL FOOD ADVISORY BOARD
THE PERSONNEL AGENCY BOARD
THE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
THE STATE SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY BOARD

and my favorite...

THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SEPTAGE WASTE STORAGE FACILITY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (or for short, the CSWSFMP)

Hmmm...wasn't it just last month, and last year, and the year before, that the governor said we had cut "to the bone"?

My only question would be, with the eliminatioin of these 25 boards and commissions, how many widows will be tossed out of their homes and how many children will starve?

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I can't say I wish it upon you, but it would certainly be ironic if there was a sewage spill by your house.

And don't you support accountability?