The myth of a state spending ceiling
This week, we look at another provision that was passed by the 1978 Constitutional Convention to assure our fiscal health—and what our lawmakers have done to marginalize it.
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That’s our hard earned taxpayers money, not these useless politician’s money so why do they care, unless we make it illegal to draw more than what the economy can support as delegated in the Constitution which these politicians keep ignoring.
Have you ever wondered why all these former governors, Ariyoshi, Cayetano, Waihee and that Abricombie advocates against having another Constitution Convention, while they all collect for life pensions that is more than what most make at a rate much higher than private companies that is on the average 50% of base pay after 20 years?
Then of course you have all these bogus high polluted titles from the State’s UH system of directors/including DOE “complex superintendents, State and County executives and employees, including cops padding their salaries with overtime all making more than the governor so when they retire, will be getting for life much more than you will ever make.
This alone costs us $billions and will rise even more as the State and Counties are bloated and should be trimmed by at least 40% and no more compensation for anyone making more than the governor who is responsible for the entire State. This is what the Constitutional Convention is about, to reset and rebalance this and other issues.