Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mo. Senate panel seeks to end programs

This is what the State of Missouri is doing to bring spending in line. The federal government has to stop funding new agencies and eliminate old ones that have no relation to its Constitutional mandates. As Ronald Reagan said: "Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth."

The Missouri Senate Appropriations Committee took a step toward the impossible this past week. It voted to eliminate state funding for several government programs -- just not as many as some senators would have liked.

The Senate committee reduced general revenue expenditures by $506 million -- meeting Gov. Jay Nixon's budget-cutting goal for the more than $23.8 billion budget he proposed for 2011. Most of the cuts -- some slight, others major -- allowed government programs and services to continue.
Read Newsweek article here.

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