Friday, May 01, 2009

Gov. Strickland's Budget

The Governor's proposed budget was passed in the Ohio House of Representatives in a party line vote where not a single Republican voted for its passage. Congratulations to the Republicans for standing for fiscal sanity. Before passing it, though, House Democrats added more spending--about $622 Million more than even this big spending governor requested.

The Columbus Dispatch editorialized about this budget mess today and titled their article "Rejecting Reality." The Dispatch wrote, "He [Strickland] and House legislators obviously are suspending fiscal responsibility until after the 2010 election. Why were Strickland and the Democrats so eager to regain the Governor's Mansion and legislative power, only to run from the very responsibilities they fought so hard to win?"

To read the entire editorial, click here.