Re: Cut milage allowance for State lawmakers?
[SIGH!] It sure sounds like someone took a bitter pill today! Just kidding, Matthew.
Originally Posted by M.Opaliski
If I'm not mistaking, I believe it was Bonini that went on the rampage several years ago when Jack Markell ran for State Treasurer and continued the rant after Jack's election to the office about how unnecessary the office had become. The General Assembly has effectively stripped the Treasurer of virtually all policy-setting authority, reducing the office to a caretaker function to be run according to the dictates of the BIG HEAD committee.
So, what's happened? Have I missed something? The way the General Assembly handles the finances in this State, I agree that the Treasurer's Office could be eliminated and what's left could be run by any competent accounting technician with reasonable supervisory skills.
Of course, the State Treasurer's Office is a full-time position that pays a lot more than and is a great way to pad one's retirement.... HEYYYYY, wait a minute here... You don't think... Nah!
Even if the pessimists are right, in the end, the optimists will have had a much more enjoyable trip through life.