Monday, June 15, 2009

Unnecessary government spending is unnecessary - regardless of the amount

This is an interesting article about spending in the State Treasurer's office.

Kevin Boyce, who was appointed to replace Richard Cordray when he became Attorney General, is seeking election to the office. Both men are Democrats. He says his spending on 'promotional items,' which include his name, are less than Cordray's.

But it's still taxpayer dollars being spent on unnecessary items.

The article quotes Boyce as "spending $1.2 million a year less on staff than Cordray did." If that's true, that's good - but what does it say about Cordray???? Was Cordray so grossly overspending as Treasurer that his replacement had room to cut more than a million dollars out of the budget? And if that's the case, is Cordray likely to overspend as AG?

Cordray is also up for election as Attorney General next year and Boyce's defense of his spending is going to be great fodder for both their opponents.

2 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

And here I thought that wasting money at a slower rate would have made someone a Republican Maggie. Go figure.

Hooda Thunkit (a.k.a. Dave Zawodny) said...

Just another indication that they still don't get it. . .

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