Attended the Americans for Prosperity Town Hall meeting today in Lexington where there was a crowd of 50 to 60 locals attending to hear about AFP's efforts and to discuss the repeal of Obamacare and the continuing overreach of the federal government...
It was good to see AFP Virginia State Director Ben Marchi and guest speaker Gov. George Allen at the event which took up a full hour with many questions and comments from those attending....
Governor Allens was asked several questions regarding the deficit spending in both the nation as well as the State of Virginia and responded with answers and examples of how its was dealt with as a Governor and U.S. Senator...
Marchi then provided a 140 report on the 2010~2011 Virginia budget "A Spending Problem or A Revenue Problem?".....
Interesting report on the budget of Virginia and the excessive spending by a ever growing government and how the problem needs to addressed in the future...
Much info to review and will take sometime but I was impressed by the "simple set of principles that provide a readily applicable fiscal philosophy which policymakers can apply to the complex budget issues that confront them"....
The 9 R's of Fiscal Responsibility
Reform Entitlement Programs
Require More User Responsibility
Redirect Spending to Higher-Priority Uses
Reorganize State Government
Revive Free Enterprise
Restore Civil Society
Remove Advocacy, Waste, and Race-Based Programs
Reshape the State-Local Government Relationship
Reduce Biases in the Tax Code