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Talking Utah…Well, Utah’s legislatures have wrapped it up for this year.  And they are bragging that they met their goal.  The didn’t raise state government spending more that 10%. 

First of all, what kind of goal is that?  I understand that many state employees went without raises for a couple of years due to tight time.  But if you just increase spending by the cost of living increases to pay these employees, then it shouldn’t be more than about 3-4%.

Add a few extra percentage points for good measure, and we should have had a goal of not raising the spending by about 6-7%.

Oh, but they are proud.  They are going to toot their own horns over their fiscally conservative adgenda.  All because they met the goal of 10%, but only raising spending by a mere 9%, according to the Deseret News.

Our legislative body had a $600 million surplus, that they had to spend…..

Wait a minute.  Spend???

Let’s get something straight.  That’s my money…  I want it back.

In a state where the population is roughly 2 million, that means that I overpaid by $300 (on average).  Boy the things that I could do with $300.  I would most likely put it back into Utah’s economy (looking for a new home).  So, this would be a good thing.

Okay, I understand that I can’t get it all back, but I wish that more of it was put into a savings account or rainy day fund.  Not that I trust those either, but why do we have to spend it.  I tell you this, if I were purchasing my goverment services through Wal-mart, I would most likely be taking advantage of Wal-mart’s excellent return policy.  Because, I don’t like how they are spending my money.

Get a clue Utah Senators and Representatives.  It isn’t your money to spend.  So, please be more conservative with the trust we have granted you.

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