The Sage Grouse

Protect Wyoming Reserve Funds

Gov. Dave Freudenthal,

Dear Dave,  Hold the line on the public fund reserves; Wyoming cities and counties crave money like junkies crave heroin.  Everyone trashes Congress for spending while they all have their hands in the jar and their snouts in the trough; the same people implore Cheyenne to spend money like Congress does.  Conservative principles of limited government are honored mainly in the breach.

Municipal money lust is no reason to exhaust reserves which may be desperately needed in a few years to maintain basic government services.  Is there a legislative equivalent of a chastity belt?  Probably not; in a world of separation of powers at the state level, the executive branch has to be the chastity belt.  What an irony; a runaway Republican legislature tries to pilfer the public treasury while a Democratic executive bars the door.

This is policy, not personal.
Sincerely, RT

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