At the cabinet meeting yesterday (which the Commonwealth Foundation was escorted out of by security, being told it was a “closed meeting”, while media and staff for the PA House Democrats were allowed to attend), Gov. Rendell announced another $500 million in “cuts” from his proposed budget. Of course these cuts were offset by a nearly equivalent amount in spending increases.
But Rendell has missed, by our count, $1.3 billion in easy cuts from the General Fund budget. These are programs aren’t merely inefficient, but thing that government should not be involved in at all.