To the editor:
As I write these words, the Florida State budget is now on its way to the Governor’s desk for signature. Inevitably, the crowing about “who-got-what” will start to pop up on editorial pages all across Florida. Politicians will brag to their constituents about how they “brought home the bacon.” Lobbyists will be hugged by their employers.
And the taxpayers will foot the bill.
This is as good a time as any to remember that the State budget is NOT a giant pinata, with goodies cascading down on the participants as the prodding ends. It is supposed to do the absolute necessary, and nothing more.
We have strayed badly from our original founding principles of limited government, individual initiative, and personal responsibility.
Next time, vote Libertarian. Thank you.
Director-at-Large, Libertarian Party of Florida