Barnie Day considers 2.2 billion dollars, (that's $2,200,000,000.00) Chump Change. Just a piddling little amount. Compares it to a jar of mustard. I'm sure glad I don't have to shop at that little country store in Meadows of Dan, if that's where Barnie buys his mustard.
Sure, he cuts it out of the overall $66 billion dollar state budget, and calls it merely 3.3%. Which is true. But I don't care where you shop, 2.2 billion dollars is a bunch of bucks.
It's also true, as he puts it, that in the greater scheme of things, 2.2 billion just doesn't do much in the Commonwealth's budget.
But Barnie, tell us how much good it would do for the Commonwealth's overall economy if it were in the hands of those that use it to buy goods and services, or inventory and machinery. In other words, the hands of those that would use it to create jobs. You do remember jobs, don't you. People here used to have them.
People in the state used to have that 2.2 billion dollars too. But you would rather it be used to buy votes instead of jobs.