They just keep spending. Apparently unfazed by the spending-driven crisis in Europe and our $16 trillion debt here at home, the U.S. Senate is actually considering whether to spend a trillion dollars over the next ten years on the so-called Farm Bill. In 2008, the country spent $51 billion on these programs and by 2011 [...]
Budget & Spending Issues
As part of early budget negotiations, Maine's Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to support pension reform that reduces the unfunded liability from $4.1 billion to $2.4 billion. Although not identical in detail, this plan follows the intent of Governor LePage's initial budget. If enacted, this reform will be a good first step in solving Maines dire pension problem.
Carol Weston, State Director
Americans for Prosperity-Maine
February 28, 2011
Good afternoon, Senator Rosen, Representative Flood, and distinguished members of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. My name is Carol Weston and I have the honor of serving as the Maine State Director for Americans for Prosperity.
Today, I add my voice to those in support of the tax cut package included in Governor LePages 2012/2013 biennial budget.