In a speech to the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Governor-elect Nathan Deal warned of having to reduce the size of Georgia’s government. Apparently Georgia has some pretty high personnel costs and, according to Deal: “…we may not be able to justify those in the public sector any longer.” Georgia’s incoming budget cuts spokesman added this:
“What do you expect? For crying out loud, this economy sucks! We’re at 10% unemployment, and we can’t just print money like those Hopey-McChange idiots in Washington. If you have any bright ideas Mr. Know-it-all blogger, let’s hear them!”
You know what they say about opinions, and Peach Pundit has no shortage in that regard. So let’s pitch in and offer the legislature and the Governor-elect our suggestions for cutting government and balancing the State budget. Here’s a list of state agencies. Here’s where you can find the salaries and travel reimbursements paid to employees of the State of Georgia and employees of local boards of education. Offer your suggestions in the comments and we’ll make sure the constructive advice is relayed to the Governor.