Letter to the editor: Cut spending

To the editor:

In reply to the Journal-World editorial “Govenor must get on board,” why is it that the state of Kansas and Lawrence always assume that a taxing problem exists instead of the real problem, too much spending?

This is one of the biggest problems facing our nation from the federal government down to the local entities. I’m sure I am not the only one, hopefully, that is tired of hearing that all problems can be solved with more money.

The governor tried to force the state to become more efficient and find ways to eliminate waste. For this he has been ridiculed and criticized. The Legislature took the easy way out and raised taxes, eliminating looking out for the people who pay the taxes.

This won’t be the end as in a couple of years the same story will be told — more taxes are needed.