Fitzpatrick Applauds Governorís Blunt Assessment

January 6, 2010
With the state mired in recession, and the financial crisis weighing heavily on taxpayersí pocketbooks, it is crucial now, more than ever, that state government lessen the burden on middle-class families. To get our economy moving again, we need to rein in spending and reduce the crushing tax burden on everyday citizens and small businesses, currently the most heavily-taxed in the nation. I applaud the governorís blunt assessment and willingness to confront this problem head-on. We canít continue to rely on budgetary one-shots and fiscal gimmicks to lift ourselves out of this fiscal mess. We need to reduce spending, plain and simple.