Let’s be honest - we all have bad habits. In my case I drink too much coffee and I love junk food, just to name two. All of us have bad habits we’d love to break. Well, in Delaware, your State Government has a bad habit it hasn’t been able to break since Mike Castle and Pete du Pont were our Governors: SPENDING YOUR MONEY.
Delaware is a small state with a huge appetite for tax dollars. It shouldn’t surprise us that our State Government is now facing a several hundred million dollar shortfall - we’ve spent ourselves into it. The First State is consistently one of, if not the, most expensive State Governments per person in the entire country. Our budget, along with other non-budget expenditures, totals over $8 Billion dollars a year. $8 Billion! That’s over $9,700 for every Delaware resident!
And its been getting worse over the last several years. During the Minner administration our budget grew by over $1 Billion and our budget has actually doubled in the last 12 years alone. Needless to say, Delawareans have not seen a doubling of their income over the same period!
We can do something about all of this wasteful spending, but we need to act. The first step in breaking a bad habit is to admit you have one. Our politicians won’t acknowledge the problem until they hear of it from the people. Thus this website and our state-wide education effort to get the word out.
I hope you will take a moment to review our Power-Point Presentation “Delaware’s Bad Habit” - the link is below. Also, please come and participate in one of our town-hall meetings and if you have a group that would like to hear my presentation, please let us know. Again, the links are below.
I am convinced we can solve our current financial problem and set a course for future prosperity and fiscal responsibility without burdening Delaware’s taxpayers anymore then they already are - but I need your help.
I look forward to meeting you and hearing your ideas!
Senator Colin R M J Bonini
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