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Governor Brian Schweitzer

Gov. Brian Schweitzer

The Wall Street Journal lauds Montana’s Governor Schweitzer for proposing a 5% budget cut. Sounds good.

His cuts, though, are glossy glazing on a cake, paper veneer on chipboard furniture. Schweitzer is no budget cutter. Since taking office in 2004, general fund spending has increased 49% at his urging. (2005: $1.321B, 2011: $1.969)

Few prisoners would cheer a sentence commutation of 49 to 44 years.

Praising Schweitzer for frugality is unapt.

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