Friday, November 16, 2007

The need for pruning

Considering that Mayor Carty Finkbeiner will hold a press conference today to introduce the 2008 budget, I thought today's Founders Quote from The Patriot Post rather timely.

"The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife." `~ Thomas Jefferson (letter to Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821)

1 comment:

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

Mr. Jefferson also had a couple of other bits of wisdom worth sharing in this area:

"Never spend your money before you have it."

"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself."

Isn't it amazing that a flame that was dimmed so long ago can still shine a light of truth on our current ills?

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