"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."

- Samuel Adams

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Legislators Need to Set Priorities

I see that our State Legislature is going into an Extra Session because they could not pass a budget. It seems to me that passing a budget is THE most important thing that these people are entrusted with. Wouldn’t it make sense that this is the absolutely first thing that they should do? It’s called setting priorities.

Apparently that is not the case with this bunch. The House of Representatives had the time to introduce 818 bills and pass 140 of them. The Senate did a little less in that only 727 bills were introduced and 131 passed. But ……. NO BUDGET.

How about someone (the Governor ?) taking a leadership role and saying that no bills will be introduced, considered either by committee or the entire body, nor voted upon until after the budget is passed. This would force the legislators to address the peoples’ most important item prior to playing around with their (or their supporters’) favorite project. This would certainly reduce the necessity of an Extra Session thereby saving, we the taxpayers, money.

There is an election coming in November. How about we vote all of these people out and elect people who will actually deal with the people’s business.

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