The budget deadlock’s gone on so long even liberal Democrats are complaining legislators are being paid to sit in Raleigh and do nothing which has cost taxpayers a million dollars.
Of course, there’s a twist here: Democrat legislators are just ramping up the pressure to make Republicans pass Governor Cooper’s budget which increases spending – so we can go home.
I’ve got a counterproposal for them: Let’s adjourn. Period.
After all, the Governor’s veto (because we spent hundreds of millions less than he wanted) means there is no budget. Which means the state spending can’t go up at all. By law the state has to spend the same amount it did last year.
It’s simple: No budget means less spending which means less government. And taxpayers save money.
So next time a Democrat stands up and says, Let’s adjourn, let’s bang down the gavel and do it. Right then.