…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.