But He Doesn’t Have the Fun of Bashing Public Employees
|A Well Run State - By a Democrat!|
For six years it has been one of the only states in
with a budget surplus: this year it is a record $433 million, proportionally equivalent to a federal surplus of $858 billion. Thus we’ve been able to cut taxes, invest in education and infrastructure and keep essential services intact. We recently got our first bond rating upgrade in 26 years. America
So how did he and his state accomplish this? Well there is this
Little things added up: we renegotiated state contracts, cut our energy consumption by 20 percent, auctioned off state vehicles and canceled building projects and computer upgrades.
And in an amazing (ok amazing to Conservatives, common sense to the rest of us)
|Spend More on Collecting Money Owed!|
Conservatives will not like that
And finally, Mr. Sweitzer recognizes that public employees, far from being the enemy, are going to be needed allies
Like other states, we’ve had to freeze employee pay and reduce the work force. But as in any good organization, many of the best solutions for cutting costs come from state employees. Some look at payroll as a burden; we look at it as human capital, and we work hard to keep up morale in tough times. So when we cut the state payroll, I cut my own salary.
Ok, a lot of quotes but they all have one thing in common.
|Conservative Contribution to|
the Road to Fiscal Management
So maybe the Federal Government could be run more efficiently, if the Conservatives would just let it and get out of the way.