In response to the governor’s announcement about government employee pay reductions, Democrat Speaker Barbara Buckley, true to form, squawked about the cuts without offering any alternative. She also defended adding about $72 million of spending back into Gov. Gibbon’s proposed budget – digging the budget hole deeper, as the governor put it – claiming apocalyptically that “people would die” otherwise.
Um, would somebody please explain to me how “people would die” if we eliminate UNLV’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, the Nevada Arts Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Equal Rights Commission, full-day kindergarten, the Richard Perkins Memorial College in Henderson, the Consumer Affairs Division, the Dental School or the Culture of Pizza course at UNLV?
Oh, and by the way, how much money was spent remodeling Speaker Buckley’s office just before the session started? How many people would have died if the Speaker would have just kept things the way they were? Inquiring minds wanna know.