Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

"They say that breaking up is hard to do, Now I know, I know that it's true. Don't say that this is the end. Instead of breaking up, I wish that we were making up again" - The Carpenters and Neil Sedaka

I was at the Capitol and heard Governor Rell's opening day speech - one of many proposals was the breakup of DOT into a Department of Highways, a Department of Transportation and Ports, and a Bradley Airport Authority.

This is supposed to save money and be more efficient? Looks like a great way to grow government and create more commissioners and their associated staffs and budgets and salaries and benefits. Perhaps a real good reorganization of the D.O.T was in order, but a replication of their problems in triplicate seems to offer little in the way of progress in my opinion. While Governor Rell has not created any tax increases with her new proposed budget - this department mitosis could go a long way to bloating future budgets.

"Think of all we've been through, and breaking up is hard to do"