Not A Bad Idea

Things are so bad in New Jersey that it looks like almost the entire state government will shutdown until the budget impasse is resolved. The root problem, of course, is that -- just like the Imperial Federal Government and most of the other 49 -- the Garden State is simply spending more money than it takes in.

On the bright side, there are lawmakers willing to oppose Gov. Corzine's attempt to increase the state sales tax from 6% to 7%. Even better is the furlough of all "non-essential" government employees. With that, they just might be onto something. Let's see if "essential" government services will still be provided in the absence of all those "non-essential" employees. If so, the furlough should be permanent.

Of course, any time the government comes to a standstill, that's pretty much a good thing, since the government at all levels is doing things they were never authorized by their constitutions/charters to do.

Maybe this should be tried at the Federal level?

Gee, next thing you know, there could be an outbreak of freedom and prosperity.


At 5:29 PM, July 10, 2006, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

Damn, that's funny.
In the running for the best yet.


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