Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Quoth Twain

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. -- Mark Twain (1866)

Well, the Indiana Legislature is in session, and my interest is in the property of all Hoosiers. In particular, I am interested in the preservation of the wealth of each individual.

Best case scenario: A balanced budget is adopted, and spending is cut by at least 10%.
Worst case scenario: This could be endless, but I'll keep it simple. A budget that increases the budget. Worse, a balanced budget that features higher taxes. Any higher spending levels.

Interested parties can keep an eye- or ear- on the proceedings. One excellent use of the State's website is to make a streamed signal available. Sadly, streamed audio is blocked by most employers, and this is one broadcast worth hearing.

Again, my hopes are for a balanced budget, and a 10% cut in spending. I don't think that's too much to ask of a state government dominated in all branches by Republicans, who at least used to be fiscal conservatives.

Great quotes on liberty are compiled on the Fort Liberty webpage.

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