Monday, July 24, 2006

Ohio Spend-O-Meter

I don't want to depress you so early on a Monday morning, but The Buckeye Institute's state spending figures may do just that:

Total Amount Authorized for Appropriation in FY-2007:

$25,953,112,622.00

This results in an average spending rate of:

$2,162,759,385.16 per month
$499,098,319.65 per week
$71,104,418.14 per day
$2,962,684.08 per hour
$49,378.06 per minute
$822.97 per second

The dollars are flying so fast that I'm getting dizzy!

7 comments:

save_the_rustbelt said...

So which government service would you shut down?

Be specific :-))

Matt Hurley said...

I won't speak for Steven, but I would start with the state department of education since the federales seem to have a problem reading the Constitution. After that, I'd take a real hard look at the BMV...

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

Meter Maids (get rid of meters), Toll Collectors (get rid of tolls), 3/4ths of the BMV (eliminte renewals unless you move), those who collect the state income tax as well as special taxes on alcohol and tobacco (eliminate these taxes), those who deal specially with alcohol, tobacco and firearms and drugs (let the cops chase criminals and leave everyone else alone)...

Get the point?

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

Those who put up those stupid speed bumbs, half of all school administrators, public school sex instructors (practice makes perfect and boy am I practicing!), half of all highway patrols (eliminate the speed limit)...

I could go on all day!

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

And my favorite?

Let all the Democrats and liberal Republicans in government go home and earn an honest living!

save_the_rustbelt said...

So Steve, you have no serious answer.

Kinda thought so.

So are you a serious liberarian or just an inane blogger?

It would be nice to find some real conservatives.

And last I checked, there are no meter maids working for the State of Ohio.

Steven J. Kelso Sr. said...

I am quite serious and could go on. And on. And on.

Where is it written that government must continue to grow and never get smaller? Where is it written that taxes and regulation must always go up, but never down?

If the government programs that you tout are so good, why do they never go away? Don't they solve the problem?

(You'd hate my desired cuts for the federal government even worse, though I believe that some should earn a new life via the states.)