Friday, January 14, 2011

This was in the paper yesterday

"Even with a 2 percent a year spending cap written into the bill, Rep. Roger Eddy, R-Hutsonville, said state spending would be able to grow 17.5 percent over four years."


Dan Mont said...

I guess the cap isn't screwed on too tightly.

Alexander Mont said...

I looked it up, anda pparently it turns out that it's not actually 2 percent per year; it's actually 10 percent for the first year and then 2 percent for each subsequent year. But that still only adds up to 16.7 percent (it's more than 16 percent because of the compounding) not 17.5 percent.