In a letter to the editor published in the Norwich Bulletin this week, Representative Alberts once again joined his Republican House colleagues and urged spending restraint to bring about a balanced budget.
Citing a recent letter to Gov. M. Jodi Rell in which State Comptroller Nancy Wyman projected a fiscal year 2010 General Fund deficit of $513.3 million, Rep. Alberts offered ideas to the legislature to cut spending and bring the state’s financial house back to order. Ideas used by your family for years.
Those ideas are:
1. Don’t spend more than you make.
2. Borrow only what you can afford to pay back.
3. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and if it’s not working, get rid of it.
4. The more government tries to do, the less it does well.
5. We should have all the government we need, but only the government we need.