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Old October 1st, 2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Using the obviously dated, but close enough for my purposes, Michigan Executive Budget for Fiscal Year 2008 at http://www.michigan.gov/documents/bu...2_186327_7.pdf
I can cut several hundred million dollars out of the state budget.

For starters:

-$9.0M local fairs are on their own - no state $
-$3.3M "At risk student success program" for community colleges. You're in college now - sink or swim.
-$411M for daycare
-$12M refugee assistance
-$24M adult education
-$6M "virtual high school"
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$465.3M savings right out of the gate.

The huge IT $ in the state budget are striking:

$33M for Community Health
$17.6M Corrections
$768K Attorney General
$785K Civil Rights
$3.9M Civil Service
$28.824M Office Mgmt & Budget
$24.416M Dept of State
$16.901M Treasury
$154M Health & Human Service

This is over $280 million in IT on top of a $410M budget for the Dept of Info Technology.

I am certain that through standardization, etc... I could take $100M out of the $280M the individual departments are spending on IT as well as trim the central IT budget by $41M at least.

There's a savings of $506.3M in about 30 minutes...
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DAMN!!! That is a lot of IT money. Hmm, what I could buy for that.
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You could save a lot of IT money by teaching those dumbasses in Lansing how to use a computer.
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The money spent on daycare is to get poor people off welfare.

I think a 5% across the board cut would have been perfectly fine.
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How long can you be on welfare before they "cut you off"?
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It depends on the circumstances, but I think a five year max in the rule of thumb.
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the fairs are on there own within the last year so you cant save there other then that it looks good
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