Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Governor admits we CAN cut government!

Here is the latest report from Anti-tax hero and fellow blogger, Leon Drolet.
At an afternoon press conference called by the Governor today, Granholm admitted to knowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars are wasted every year. This from Gongwer News Service:

“And she (Granholm) rejected the idea that the state could cut as much as $900 million or $1 billion from the budget, as some Republicans are calling for. She said the state could cut perhaps a little more than $300 million, but no more than that.”

Wow. Governor Granholm finally now admits that state spending has not been “cut to the bone” like she has been saying since she passed her first budget in 2003. That means that in the last five years, Granholm admits to have wasted $1.5 billion on stuff that she knows the state doesn’t really need.

This new admission puts Granholm closer to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s proposal to balance the state budget with $1.9 billion in suggested spending cuts. You can read the Mackinac Center’s full list of spending cuts here: http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=8798

I wish the Mackinac Center continued success in their education of the Governor.

Meanwhile, sources say that Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop informed Democratic House Speaker Andy Dillon that he would allow a tax increase vote in the Senate if Dillon would agree to support $1.2 in budget cuts. Dillon flat-out rejected the offer.

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