The 65% Budget Solution…

…I know, this is very Republican of me, but I think that the members of the Georgia General Assembly should at least consider what I’m about to suggest.

65% of the surplus tax revenue should be used to either pay down any debt that the state owes, placed in a “rainy day” fund for emergencies, or used to provide emergency funding to programs such as PeachCare and education.

The other 35% of the state’s excess tax dollars should be returned to the Georgia taxpayers.

I think that a lot of times, the legislators seem to forget that the money that they’re spending is our money. And just because they have more of our money than they needed doesn’t mean that they have permission to spend it just because it’s there.

I’m very seriously thinking about submitting this idea to Georgia Speaks.com. I think it’s a good idea.

Any discussion?

7 comments

  1. saltynuts says:

    Andre-

    Are you sure you’re not becoming a Republican, ’cause these ideas of yours sound like they could have come from a Republican?

    If you don’t submit it to GeorgiaSpeaks.com, I will do so and take credit for it.

  2. commonsense says:

    We can’t pay for Peachcare, Katie Beckett, or QBE education funding…yeah let’s jump on TABOR, worked so great for CO!

  3. CHelf says:

    The scary thing is that Andre sounds Republican and the Republicans in the Legislature sound Democrat. I keep expecting Rod Serling to come into the room smoking a cigarette and beginning a brief monologue.

  4. whitemalevoters says:

    Andre, you just associated “common sense” and “Republican,” with a straight face. Congratulations!

    Not even Republicans themselves can do that.

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