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Someone needs to ask Wayne Hoffman!

According to KBOI:

It's 80 pages of purported waste and ineffectual government spending.

It's called the 2011 Idaho Report on Government Waste and it's put out by the Idaho Freedom Foundation,  a nonprofit governmental watchdog group. Inside the huge report is page  after page of citations, research and advice from experts who say  various programs in Idaho's schools, pension programs and urban renewal  plans are ineffectual across the state.

Wayne Hoffman is Executive Director of the group.

"I  still read it and I get angry," Hoffman said. "I'm sitting here looking at  all these expenses tax payers are putting their money into and I'm  saying why? Why are we doing this and what can we do?"

The following response wins the award for Quote of the Week:

(Idaho Governor Butch Otter's) State of the State address lacked vision, substantive ideas, and a plan for the future. Here's what puzzles me: Republicans have controlled the Statehouse with large majorities for 16 years. How is that government became so "bloated" on their watch? (emphasis added). And regarding the "proper role of govt.," since when is educating kids, ensuring the public's safety, and protecting our most vulnerable citizens improper?

- Brian Cronin, Idaho House of Representatives, Boise District 19B.

Who has been sailing Idaho's spending ship?

Originally posted to 123idaho on Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 06:23 AM PST.

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