Seiler Plan to Balance the Budget

John Seiler:

Why didn’t somebody think of this before? Balancing the state budget is easy. I call it the Seiler Plan to Balance the Budget.

The  budget deficit is $25 billion. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed $13 billion in budget cuts.

He also wants $12 billion in tax increases. Now, $12 billion is 14 percent of the $86 billion general-fund budget.

So, here’s the plan:

1. Make the $13 billion in budget cuts Gov. Brown already has proposed.

2. Cut an additional 14 percent from the budget, across the board.

The key to this ingenious plan is the last part: the cuts are across the board. Everything is cut: salaries, benefits, pensions, purchases, rent, supplies — everything.

Now, anybody who has experience with government knows that at least 50 percent of all government spending is pure waste. I’ve worked for two local governments and was in the U.S. Army for four years, so I have first-hand experience of the “50 percent government waste rule.”

Cutting everything a mere 14 percent wouldn’t even be felt in the actual services government provides to the people our servants claim they serve.

The Seiler Plan: it’s incisive, conclusive and easy. Just what California needs.

March 22, 2011

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  1. StevefromSacto
    StevefromSacto 22 March, 2011, 16:31

    Better yet: Make the $13 billion in cuts that have already been proposed across the board and approve the $12 billion tax extension.

    That way, you don’t have to gut programs that are so critical to young, old and sick Californians.

    Ooops, I almost forgot. These people don’t matter. Never mind.

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  2. David from Oceanside
    David from Oceanside 22 March, 2011, 18:00

    I was not so long ago that StevefromSacto presented reasoned counter arguments to this web sites blogs and articles. It seems a strange hysteria has overtaken him and he can now only retort in emotional tantrums.

    Steve, you can do much better.

    The key point in this article is government waste. Given government is a monopoly with collection of revenue at the point of a gun, you can see that waste could be a problem correct? Do you see any waste when you stand at the water cooler and look over the tops of all those cubicles?

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  3. John Seiler
    John Seiler 22 March, 2011, 20:03

    Stevefromsacto: “That way, you don’t have to gut programs that are so critical to young, old and sick Californians. Ooops, I almost forgot. These people don’t matter. Never mind.”

    They do matter, Steve. That’s why cutting just 14 percent from government would slash the waste and produce a lean, efficient, productive government.

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  4. Adelita por libertad
    Adelita por libertad 25 March, 2011, 01:10

    I like it!

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