Common Sense means that our state government must do what families are doing everyday – making difficult decisions/sacrifices and living within their means.
SPEND NO MORE THAN YOU MAKE.
Connecticut taxpayers can no longer afford our bloated state government. Government can’t afford the services it provides now. We need the courage to make hard and reasoned decisions.
BORROW ONLY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY BACK.
It’s time we halt the alarming habit of government borrowing its way out of its financial troubles. This year, state government borrowed again to plug operational expenses in our budget. We cannot borrow to feed our free spending way; instead we need to cut spending and live within our means.
IF IT’S NOT BROKEN, DON’T FIX IT, BUT IF IT’S NOT WORKING, LET’S IMPROVE IT.
Propose consolidating information technology systems at our universities and agencies to eliminate duplication of services. Businesses everywhere have taken these steps – it is time our state government did the same thing.
THE MORE GOVERNMENT TRIES TO DO THE LESS IT DOES WELL.
Non-profits in developmental services deliver quality care at a cost lower than comparable state run programs. We should consider privatizing services that maintain the same quality services at a lower cost to our taxpayers.
WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE GOVERNMENT WE NEED, BUT ONLY THE GOVERNMENT WE NEED.