I recently received a solicitation from a “green, save the earth” type group that asked me to contact my state representative to complain about Gov. Scott Walker’s budget bill.
According to the mailing, “The governor’s budget proposes to cut $1.3M per year to Land Conservation Department staffing assistance to teachers, farmers and volunteer conservationists. The proposed cuts would mean the loss of county conservation staff from some counties and result in greater soil erosion, more polluted runoff to streams and lakes, and more contaminated groundwater, putting farmers – and Wisconsin residents – at greater risk for environmental problems.”
Really? Cuts would “result in greater soil erosion, more polluted runoff” and probably cause global warming as well.
Government has slowly grown to such unwieldy proportions that we no longer can account for all the millions of dollars.
By account for, I mean able to see a benefit directly related to the cost.
Let’s get back to paying for needs and get rid of all the “wouldn’t it be nice” programs.
I appreciate Gov. Scott Walker for continuing to chip away at the glutinous government spending in Wisconsin.