SEARCH BLOG: POLITICS
From today's The Detroit News:
"Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton upped the ante Monday in the ... economy debate, calling for a 60 percent increase in efficiency standards by 2020."I've been arguing all along that government needs to get more efficient, especially here in Michigan where the economy has been contracting while government is growing.
While Sen. Clinton seeks a 60% efficiency improvement by 2020, I'm only looking for a 5% reduction of the state's budget baseline so that the Democratic governor will quit looking for additional service tax revenues from a state where the automotive industry is cutting way back and the housing construction and real estate markets are all but non-existent.It is obvious to me that Sen. Clinton and Gov. Granholm do not see eye-to-eye regarding efficiency improvements.
It is a simple process of the government mandating greater efficiency and it happens in a way that everyone benefits with virtually no cost to anyone.How can Gov. Granholm, who seeks bigger and more intrusive government, support Sen. Clinton who is an advocate for significantly greater efficiency and savings for taxpayers everywhere?
What's that... fuel? Yes, this is certainly fuel for discussion.