The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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April 6, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Sunday, April 6, 2014

Putting wagon in front of horse!

Concerning the Mick Bates article of March 26 in Our Readers Speak, I just wondered how you could make a budget before you knew what you were totally spending. Is it done that way in Australia?

Each time a bill is introduced there is a fiscal cost attributed to it. How could you pass a budget, then do business? It would be like paying your taxes in January for the current year; you don’t know your income or expenses until they occur.

I don’t agree with the system, but doing a budget at the start of the year is impossible. I would like to see the amounts of bills offered limited to a specific number per each delegate so as to not have 3,000 bills to consider each year. I too think this would cause each delegate to work with the others closer so as to not waste their allotted number and valuable time.

Dolly Cummings


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