Governors Say Massive Federal Stimulus Deal Falls Short
State and local governments are bloated and shockingly inefficient. The federal government cannot stimulate enough to allow these bloated, inefficient entities to continue business as usual. The next step is for the states to begin cutting staff, automating functions, and learn how to be efficient. Finally, a recession has come for state and local governments, and it looks to be a doozy.
I expect that all governments in the US will need to figure out how to do even more with only about one-half of their current revenues. There is no reason they cannot do this. The problem we face is that the people who run our present government agencies were weened on profligacy, waste, corruption, and inefficiency. We need new management who will take the corruption bull by the horns and begin to cut staff, automate functions, thin the functions, and return all government from local, to state, to federal to a more functional size performing necessary, not unnecessary tasks. We do not need $100 billion trains to nowhere; we need truly essential services performed efficiently and nothing more.
Reality has not yet set in, but it will and soon. This will be a shock, we need to find real leadership, and it seems to me neither party can provide such leadership. This is why Trump had to come out of the aether, and not out of the political party apparatus of either party.
The fed stimulus will fall short, it must. It is now up to the states to find a way to do much more with much less than they want. If these politicians cannot do this, I suggest they be replaced soon.