With an end to the legislative session in sight, legislators from both houses of the General Assembly confer over the differing budget proposals passed by each. Currently, lawmakers anticipate a cost to taxpayers of $19.3 billion. With that price tag, Libertarians question the fiscal sanity of a budget that grew beyond a combination of the rate of inflation and population growth estimates.
“A five percent increase over last year is hardly fiscally conservative,” says Libertarian Party of Georgia Executive Director Brett Bittner. “Republicans have once again hoodwinked advocates of limited government in this state. The promises made on the campaign trail to cut the size of state government are distant memories as they grow the size of government faster than inflation and the estimated population growth.”