A Speech for Governor Brewer by Gregory McNamee
The state’s budget is expected to be used for the best benefits of the members of the society. It is understood that administrators would do the best they could to make sure that the budget would not be meddled with especially in relation to personal concerns of the authority. The integrity of the worth of the budget of the state could only be identified by the creation of projects and programs that would assure the public of the benefit that they ought to receive from such monetary reserves that the administration is expected to manage. While the other projects of the government receives good response from the public, there are other matters that usually get the attention of the public differently.
For instance, the impending directive coming from the local government to cut the budget dedicated to improving education in the state has recently gained negative reactions from the people. Nevertheless, before any judgments are raised against this particular movement, it could be realized how necessary it is for the public to examine its value in the first place.
The practicality of the movement is dependent on seeing what it could result to in the future. Take note of the fact that when it comes to determining the future of the public, it is expected that there are some sacrifices and adjustments that must be done at present for such conditions of development to be acquired in the future. In this case, cutting the budget dedicated to education is deemed necessary to be able to establish a sense of investment on how the future system of education could be better defined, especially for the sake of developing options that would best serve the welfare of the less fortunate members of the society.
Adjusting the budget allotment now would mean that the more the students would pay for when it comes to attaining the education that they need to accomplish. Relatively though, instead of seeing this matter as a negative course of governance, the public should know more about how the finances are to be managed for the better benefits of the coming generations from such cuts in the state budget. Practically showing them how such adjustments serve as stepping stone to better future for the society could improve the way the government assists the people gain the success they hope to embrace especially in relation to getting better educational services from public institutions.
Overall, the real problem on this issue is not that of the decision to cut the budget that is dedicated to education. Instead, it is the desire of the government to put the financial resources of the state in more implicative matters at the time that becomes problematic on the part of the observing public. To resolve this, it is important to point out the need of for open forum and clear, transparent transactions that could be presented to the public for references, therefore giving them an idea on how the budget-cut operation develops other aspects of service that the government provides. Practically allowing the public to become more evidently involved in the operations of the government would likely give them a better sense of what they are supposed to expect from the changes and adjustments, thus making it easier for them to accept such matters accordingly.
Heritier, P. & Silvestri P. (Eds.), Good government, Governance, Human complexity. Luigi Einaudi's legacy and contemporary societies, Leo Olschki, Firenze, 2012.