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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hawkeye Review: Culver's failure to lead part 1

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

"Kicking the can down the road" ... There's a saying from investment
circles that comes to mind this morning as I reflect on the events of
the past few days..."You can't drive your car looking into the rear
view mirror without crashing." This is, metaphorically speaking,
exactly what Governor Culver has done with our states fiscal policies.
What if Governor Culver had conducted this very same press conference
last spring, imagine just how different our state's financial
condition would be today? In the video posted above, you'll note in
Culver's opening statement an immediate "dodge" when he refers to
"failed policies from the previous administration and Wall street." A
ten percent across the board cut is also evidence of a weak governor,
who has neither the courage or clout to address specific cuts of
varying degree in a manner that reduces expenditures without depleting
programs with priority status.

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