< Midday: Medical marijuana and Ralph Nader | Main | One reason the state Capitol needs renovation... >
How would you balance the state's budget?
Posted at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2007 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
MPR News has unveiled its third Budget Balancer online simulation, an attempt to let you move the state's money around in a way that reflects your priorities. Unlike the 2005 and 2003 versions, you get to start out with a surplus this time around. Give it a try here.
Common message, live within your budget. This is not easy, is it? Better yet, spend a lot less than you get. So my recommendation is to cut 10% accross the board, then ballance the budget at that point. Build a surplus. After 5- 8 years you have a budget that has a great deal of flexibility. At this point I am making a reasonalbe proposal to about 20% of us. Bring control of the budget back to your neighborhood. Now you are planning to spend money that directly impacts you. If you don't like it, find a neghborhood that beter suits your interests. Simple, yes.
Posted by Greg | March 9, 2007 4:17 AM