Daniels wins award for fiscal responsibility

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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is one of three winners of a new award for responsible financial stewardship and fiscal discipline in government.

The first ever "Fiscy Awards" will be presented this week to Daniels, Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. The awards are given by a committee that includes officials from the Comeback America Initiative, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Concord Coalition.

Daniels said the people of Indiana earned the award by "insisting on policies of prudence and economy." He said he'll accept the award in their name.

Daniels has cut millions of dollars from Indiana's state budget in recent years as revenues fell below expectations.


  • Agree
    Just like Bush left Obama! That's the Republican strategy! Maximize spending to enrich Wall Street and the Defense Industry and then blame it on the incoming sucker!
  • Fiscal Responsibility
    Yes, like the fiscal constraints exhibited by the Bush Administration. This website shows deficit accumumulated by presidency and the largest increase were for the most part during Republican control!

    Go figure!
  • for now.....
    Gov daniels has simply diverted funds from the future to our current budget. Tax revenues that would have been collected from the toll road fees have been payed up front to fund a horrible unecessary road project, he's cut enormous amounts of funding from education and will have nothing to do with a stable energy future. I understand it seems now that he is doing us a favor, but just wait a few years. I feel sorry for the poor bastard that is left with the mess.
    • Congrtulations!
      Congratulations Govenor Daniels. I just love reading all the comments from the liberal haters...lol Keep up the good work, and I hope you make the decision to run for President in 2012! The United States of America NEEDS fiscal responisbility now more than ever!
    • Well Said
      He's pulled the wool over so many people's eyes that it's incredible! Nice to see that not everyone is fooled by him!
    • So What
      Mitch winning an award? it means that this award has no meaning or any merrit. That is unless the award is about how to screw the people and then claim what a "wonderful boy am I".
      • Inclusive
        Does the evaluation of Gov. Daniesl "fiscal conservatism" take into consideration the status of Indiana's public retirement funds? I read in the news a couple of months ago that they are among the most underfunded in the nation. It's not hard to balance the state budget if you are diverting millions from PERF to to the general fund to create an illusion of fiscal stability for political purposes. Also, what's conservative about the IBM contract to privatize FSSA funstion that failed and cost the taxpayers millions? Or was it over $1 billion?

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      1. How is the private developer going to repay the bonds. Is this going to be a toll road?

      2. As well as a Portillio'S!!!!!!

      3. A Lou Malnati's would be awesome!!!!!!!!

      4. We aren't broke. We just aren't willing to raise revenues for this that we should be raising them.

      5. OK. now that the state is taking illegal immigrants, willing or not. There is a major concern that needs to be addressed. First: School starts here in 3 weeks in most parts of the country and probably in Indiana. So is the state going to vaccinate these kids before they intermingle with our kids in school? The problem we are going to have here in the US and possibly in Indiana is that some of these kids could be carrying health issues or diseases that are pretty much eradicated in the US. This could cause a major health issue in the US. Second: Who is going to pay for this building disaster? We are flat out broke….. Down here in Texas, we have 14 counties that have been so swamped with kids, (numerous thousands of them), they are on the verge of financial collapse. Now this is happening in counties in New Mexico, Arizona and California. The system is massively overloaded. Swine flu has started back up in San Antonio since they have nearly 2500 kids that have been placed there and lice is rampant. Not to be insensitive, but we need to stop this madness. I find it amazing that we cannot take care of our veterans and yet give carte blanche to illegals entering the country. Recently an article mentioned that these kids and teenagers can get on planes without TSA screening? What? What the Hell???? Keep in mind this about protecting our national sovereignty as a nation and also living under the rule of law. Not only the terrorist threat that can come over the border. This is a deliberate and irresponsible and illegal act from administration ignoring the constitutional duty of protecting the borders and also upholding the supreme law of the land. This is a classic Cloward and Piven strategy to overload the system until it collapses.