Gregoire Says No To Performance Audits
I'm disappointed, but not surprised that our new Governor is not supporting state performance audits. Her reasoning seems to be that the audits cost too much, and after all, if they really worked businesses would use them. Excuse me Ms. Gregoire, businesses do use performance audits. If they simply raised prices instead of cutting unnecessary costs, they would go broke.
Unfortunately our Democratic leaders here in Washington continue to choose higher taxes over government accountability. Our current state deficit is approximately 1.6 billion dollars and growing. Mary Campbell, a spokesperson for Ms. Gregoire compares performance audits to exploratory surgery, and insists that they should only be used as a last resort. You can read her entire statement here.
Our Democrat controlled state has been on life support for quite a while now. It's time to either fix the problems, or pull the plug.