Hitting Snooze on the Economic Alarm Clock
Perhaps there is reason for hope if Bob Kerr and I are beginning to have similar reactions to policy proposals:
Desperate times call for desperate measures. As Rhode Island leaders look for ways to squeeze money from previously untapped sources, the possibilities for creative income growth seem darn near unlimited.
Short of a tax on the air we breathe and the sidewalks we walk, almost anything could carry a price tag.
Let’s call it the Rhode Island Pay Off Fiscal Folly program. Or RIPOFF. A bit of a stretch, but it works.
I note that Kerr neither defines the problems made up our drunk-like government structure nor offers suggestions to avoid the darkest of the days to come, and I’m sure he’d still balk at mine. Waking up to reality doesn’t happen with the first alarm, though.