I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.- Thomas Jefferson.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

State bailouts

I sent the following letter to my congressmen and the president today,

President Obama has requested that Congress quickly approve nearly $50 billion in emergency aid to help prevent states from being forced to lay off more workers.

Both the states and the federal govt need to get their houses in order, and cut spending. It is ridiculous that federal employment is still increasing while the private sector is contracting. States need to cut budgets as well, and laying off workers is probably necessary. Don't bail states out, make them live within their means, like everyone else.

Govt needs to get smaller.

No more bailouts, public or private.

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