Tonight Governor Nixon revealed his plan for dealing with the state’s budget deficit: Print More Money.
“Missourians should be concerned that Jay Nixon hasn’t provided any specifics on the required state spending,” said Tina Hervey, communications director Missouri Republican Party. “Calling for expanded entitlement spending in this time of deficit can only mean that Nixon is relying on Washington, D.C. to print more money to pay for his spending plan. The current budget shortfall presents us with an opportunity. We can keep government spending at a reasonable level, trim the fat, and make government run more efficiently than ever before without being dependent on federal bailout money that may or may not come.”