Democrats want to build an America of shared responsibilities and shared opportunities and more global cooperation, acting alone only when we must. We think the role of government is to give people the tools and conditions to make the most of their lives. Republicans believe in an America run by the right people, their people, in a world in which we act unilaterally when we can, and cooperate when we have to.
But Don't Republicans Love "Responsibility?"
Someone needs to ask Wayne Hoffman!
It's 80 pages of purported waste and ineffectual government spending.
It's called the 2011 Idaho Report on Government Waste and it's put out by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit governmental watchdog group. Inside the huge report is page after page of citations, research and advice from experts who say various programs in Idaho's schools, pension programs and urban renewal plans are ineffectual across the state.
Wayne Hoffman is Executive Director of the group.
"I still read it and I get angry," Hoffman said. "I'm sitting here looking at all these expenses tax payers are putting their money into and I'm saying why? Why are we doing this and what can we do?"
(Butch Otter's) State of the State address lacked vision, substantive ideas, and a plan for the future. Here's what puzzles me: Republicans have controlled the Statehouse with large majorities for 16 years. How is that government became so "bloated" on their watch? (emphasis added). And regarding the "proper role of govt.," since when is educating kids, ensuring the public's safety, and protecting our most vulnerable citizens improper?
- Brian Cronin, Idaho House of Representatives, Boise District 19B.
Who has been sailing Idaho's spending ship?
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