Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Green: no plan

The biggest question Mark Green wasn't asked about his alleged budget plan: what would he cut?

The JS reports this morning:

Green's plan includes a previous pledge to cap tax revenues at the previous year's level and to use anything extra to reduce the deficit or cut taxes.

Mr. Green, what happens if state Medicaid costs go up, as they will? What happens if the cost of housing increasing numbers of state inmates goes up, as they will? What happens if the costs to heat state buildings and to put gas in state vehicles continues to rise, as they very likely will?

Nobody likes taxes, but Green has a responsibility to tell us how he would balance the budget, not just that he would. It's called being responsible.

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