Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Stimulus can’t stop states from losing jobs

During January 2009, I blogged that the huge stimulus package created in Washington would not help states crawl out of their large budget deficit holes. 

Here is more evidence the stimulus has failed to provide a boost to states. The Washington Post reports, “Eleven weeks after Congress settled on a stimulus package that provided $135 billion to limit layoffs in state governments, many states are finding that the funds are not enough and are moving to lay off thousands of public employees.”

The state of Washington: 1100 layoffs

Massachusetts: 1000 positions cut, 250 layoffs, and more to come

Arizona: 800 layoffs

It would seem that spending your way out of a deficit isn’t the best remedy.

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