I would suggest that Governor Rounds could take a lesson in real Republican budget-cutting from Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm... except she's a Democrat. She's proposing to cut funding for the State Fair, just like Rounds. But there's more... much more. For those of you determined to portray every last Democrat as a big-government Kool-Aid drinker, consider Governor Granholm's list of proposed cuts:
- Cut all elected state officials pay by 10%
- Granholm's salary would drop from $177K to $159.3K.
- Michigan legislators' salaries would drop from $79,650 to $71,685.
- Collapse sixteen state departments into six.
More and more it seems if you want Republican values, you've got to send a Democrat to do the job.