But things change! Things change and our Consitution needs to breathe. We need to adapt. Something written over 100 years ago does not work in todays world. B.S.
How many times have you heard that from a liberal? Usually it has to do with them (libs) wanting to charge us more money or remove from us some liberty. Well, here in Idaho, one thing written over 100 years ago is proving the living breathing crowd wrong. Our state Consitution.
Our lawmakers are forbidden to go into debt. No red ink. Ever. No matter what kind of great programs they come up with, or how many junkets that leaders want to go on, there aint no negatives allowed. Because of this little ditty in our Constitution, our lawmakers are very careful about spending and usually go as far as putting money aside for a rainy day.
Of course, in this time of more social programs than we all need, the libs (there are not many) in our state are crying that we need to erase this "stupid law". According to them we need to unbridle spending so that we can add all of the typical programs that they love. And go broke.
Lets all look at the biggest lib state out there. Paying people with Monopoly money and closing the govt doors every other day. $58 billion in debt and no where to turn except either make cuts or add taxes. Dems in that state will for sure want to add new taxes. That is their favorite sport after all.
Here in Idaho there are no excuses. As we hit budget shortfalls, our leaders simply cut some fat and tap into the old savings account. It will hurt a bit but soon we will be OK while our more liberal spending neighbors will be handing out IOU's again next summer.
Kinda makes you wonder.