Just a few simple observations about the “crisis” for government budget cuts.

If there is a percentage to be cut from each department’s budget, why start cutting the most important and required items first?

Cut the parties, trips and unnecessary conferences from all departments. Put a freeze on hiring. No bonuses or pay increases.

All of the above should continue until there is a reduction of at least 5 percent in each department.

Families in the private sector have had to make severe reductions in their budgets. The KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) method is most often used.

Do not threaten the public! Let the highly paid department heads trim the fat from their department budget and justify to the public any reduction in services.

K.J. Weber

retired administrative assistant

Baton Rouge