The Depth of the Depravity that
Republican and Democrat Leadership has Sunk
Can easily be summed up in the rejection of one single bill, HB 405 by Rep. George Faught. This bill, rejected by the House Joint Committee on Appropriations and Budget, had one simple goal; to chop spending on trinkets and promotional items, so called "swag".
Yeah, it was only $30 million dollars they say, enough for a $500 pay raise for teachers, but it was 3% of the budget short fall and hundreds of other small budget items could also be found. The final committee vote was five to twenty one..
Jon Echols, John Paul Jordan, Jason Murphey, Terry O'Donnell , & Todd Russ
The ones that thought trinkets were more important that sending a message on waste?
Scott Biggs, Chad Caldwell, Dennis Casey, Josh Cockroft , Jason Dunnington, Katie Henke, Scott Inman, Steve Kouplen, Ben Loring, Scott Martin, Charles Ortega, Leslie Osborn, Pat Ownbey, John Pfeiffer , Eric Proctor, Dustin Roberts, Mike Sanders, Earl Sears, Shane Stone, Emily Virgin, Kevin Wallace