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No red ink

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.

 

Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • July 17 2009 07:21AM

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It;s kind of nice to see a state having to run its budget the same way I have to run mine.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) almost 10 years ago

Kevin, Texas has also stayed within their budget and we are doing GREAT!!  One thing that has been a big help here in Texas is no frivolous law suits. 

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 10 years ago

Our budget in Florida is headed toward that of California.  Revenues are all convoluted with weird taxes and too many exemptions.  Then the spending went out of control and the state is forced to do major backpeddling to keep from going broke.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

What a novel idea, "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."

I am still amazed that Washington thinks the only way to stimulate the economy and create jobs is for the government to spend more money.  The government can not create, they can only re-distribute.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie almost 10 years ago

Ah, just one more reason that we are fortunate to call Idaho home!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) almost 10 years ago

You scared me with your first line. How wonderful that your state has thought this through to that extent. I wish Washington State would. Our incomes has increased but then so did our programs so we are still in a huge deficet.

When Christine Gregoire was running for governer this last fall our cup runneth over we had a surplus. Now that she is in office woe is me we are in seriouse debt.

It is all about what you spend with what you have.-Dinah Lee

Posted by Dinah Lee Griffey, Managing Broker Windermere Peninsula Properties (Windermere Peninsula Properties) almost 10 years ago

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