Tuesday, September 12, 2006

THEY returned it to the citizens, TN has NOT

Listen to this NPR report on how 20 states returned their revenue surpluses to the the citizens from whence it came....and listen to some politicians complain that the government should have kept the money, implying that government can always spend the money more effectively and wisely than citizens.

Here in Tennessee, state government still has approx $100 million sitting in a bank account that has not been appropriated. This is part of the approx $400 million surplus for fiscal 2005-2006, the remainder has already been spent. The $100 million should be returned to the citizens ASAP in the form of a reduction in the sales tax on food.