Man without a plan | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Man without a plan

Posted By on Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:23 AM

John Brummett this morning takes Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet to task for Keet's charge that Gov. Beebe is a profligate spender who has wasted a $930 million state surplus. Brummett asks, rightly, would Keet not have spent the money required to get the Lakeview lawsuit taken care of? Or let the highways go to hell? You'll see in Brummett's column.

Keet's planned bold move to "stop the bleeding"?

"On day one, I will cut the governor’s office budget by at least 20%. In addition, to set the appropriate tone, I will reduce my salary by 20% until Arkansas’ unemployment rate is 5.5% or less."

Wow. What vision. And what sacrifice.


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