ND Budget Cuts Illustrate The Absurdity of Government Accounting
Only in government can you save $3.5 million by not filling jobs that were already empty.
With the mandatory cuts ordered by the governor a few weeks ago due to the billion dollar budget shortfall caused by years of over-spending by Republicans. agencies are making the cuts in ways that will be felt by the public in unnecessarily painful ways.
These cuts are illustrating two facts about government accounting:
1.) Government's definition a cut is not the same as a normal business person's definition of a cut.
2.) When government agencies are required to make cuts, they will do it in the most painful and public way possible - rather than making the cuts in areas that are not mission critical.
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