We Should Not Spend Money That The State Does Not Have

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Editor:

Thank you for explaining your views on Arizona state spending. You, and others, advocate spending money that we don’t have. Some want to spend money that we don’t have on one pet project, others on a different pet project. Some want to spend money that we don’t have on medical benefits.

Some want to spend money that we don’t have on subsidizing solar power, even right here in Payson. Some want to spend money that we don’t have on higher or lower education. Other people want to spend money that we don’t have on other causes, projects or boondoggles.

I would suggest that if we don’t have the money, we not spend it. I have no wish to open a Master Card account in the name of a helpless baby and spend money that he will have to repay.

This applies to any project, cause or innovation, no matter how lovely such a cause might be. Most grownups agree that if you don’t have the money, don’t spend it. Most grownups would apply this wisdom to Arizona state finances.

But thank you for presenting the profligate alternative so concisely in your recent editorials.

Andy McKinney, President,

Rim Country Republican Club

Comments

Dan Varnes 3 years ago

Based on that excellent and highly logical letter, Andy McKinney is now my new and permanent friend forever!

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