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Pay For Work

(Crossposted on Annapolis Politics)

A recent post by Brian Griffiths asked what could possibly be wrong with cutting 1000 vacant state jobs as a way to reduce the budget deficit.

One thing is wrong: they shouldn’t stop there. Today’s Capital reports:

Recently, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Annapolis, said the legislature will look at cutting up to 1000 of the estimated 1,965 state job vacancies currently funded.

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Am I a fool for thinking that ALL of the vacant jobs should be cut? Better yet, if vacant positions remain funded, where does this money go?

I own a business, and I can tell you that I will pay precisely nobody that does not work for the business. As taxpayers, we are owners of, and participants in, the government. Is the above request too much for us to ask?

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