Honestly do you think his long term budget plan looks good?
HIs plan can only be based on REALITY. Do you know what the budget outlook looks like? Find out before you start accusing people of fraud and mismanagement like fred does.
DO you know that with the 2% cap we can only raise 3 million dollars? It's based on 150 million that we spend it doesn't include the state money, so its not based on 287 million. Do you know that the cap exempts building ,health and tsa funding? That can add 20 million to our budget that has nothing to do with the cap.Do you know we spent 9 million of our allowed 11 million fund, we have 2.2 million left for this year,its all in the budget report report.
Thats 2.2 million plus 3 million = 5.2 million.Thats 5 million against a possible 20 million deficit. Those are scary numbers that are real.
Let's see how much state aid we get, or don't get. let's see what the health premium is going to be this year, let's see what kind of tsa pension hit we get this year these things aren't subjected to a cap.
After we add all that up then tell me what kind of long term budget plan you are talking about.The man can't print money he can only try to budget what we have and the BOE will have to make some very hard decisions for 2012.
Look at the budget snapshot for june 30, 2011, that is exactly were we stand as of that date. No lies no BS. then deal with the realities of 2012. It is not a pretty picture. Let's hope for more aid from the state for 2012, and that our health and pension hits aren't the worst case senario but you can't blame the BM for the horrors of our countries and state fiscal environment.
With all that being said, yes ,under the circumstances he is doing a great job, but nobody and i mean nobody is going to like the reality of 2012. We need to start now to pull together under some very bad circumstances instead of doing what happened here in the past where people who don't really know point fingers and try to divide us. Now is the time to pull together and make whatever cuts are looming as fair and equitable as possible.
\Remember it isn't HIS long term budget ,it is OUR long term budget that is based on real numbers that don't look so good for all of US.
Health and tsa exemptions? You need to get a real understanding of the tax cap.