Friday, February 19, 2016

Gilbert asks for less money

Secretary of State Dibbert Hosemann issued the following statement:

Today, the Secretary of State's office requested a $1,504,000 reduction in the budget for the appropriation fiscal year 2017.  This reduction is a 7.8% overall decrease.  

Your employees at the Secretary of State's office have achieved this reduction by continuing daily efforts, from utilizing technology to reusing our paperclips. 

Our state agency is the only state agency in the country that is fully electronic, and those savings are being passed on to the taxpayer. 


Anonymous said...

Yep, he's running.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Delbert. Unfortunately, some other agency will gobble up the savings.

Anonymous said...

Why does their office even need paperclips if they are "fully electronic". What do you suppose they use them for when they they recycle them?

Anonymous said...

3:02. Are you actually going to sit there and ask how to re-use paperclips? Really?

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the same thing as 4:19. Some people will find ANYTHING to complain about! The point is that the Secretary of State's office doesn't waste resources and is being fiscally responsible. Does anyone really give a rat's A about paperclips? of course not. But we do care about eliminating $1.5m in waste! Way to go Digbert!

Anonymous said...

Hope he's running for Governor. Reeves will wilt under the heat of a real primary campaign.

Anonymous said...

Actually most of his budget comes from FEES that he collects but also as a business owner you can cut cost just so much. EPPS got praise for keeping the corrections budget in check but now the current commissioner is struggling because of poor pay and working conditions. The legislature has kept the budget down on DOT and now our roads and bridges are falling apart. Jackson kept kicking the can down the road and now look at it.

Anonymous said...

I thought the GOP race was Governor was all set with Gunn and Reeves.

Anonymous said...

I get his stupid emails that are nothing but self promotion and see-rap. There is no way to opt out of his bs.

Please do not abuse your customers with your continuous self promotion, gilbert

/and because you can't respect my email preferences, I will not vote for you

Sign me,

Small business owner

Anonymous said...

This is a joke. And he knows it. He request less money yet spends more each year. The only "cut" is the new publicly funded TV ad with his mug posted all over.

Anonymous said...

Hosemann's name ID > Reeves name ID


It HAS Been Tested

Anonymous said...

Nice man. Politicians politician. Easy vote for those who dont want to really look at his record. Name recognition means alot in Dumb Republican politics. Self promotion gets annoying.

Anonymous said...

What an amazing, selfless man. It's always about his fellow man. I hope Stockholm calls this year announcing his Nobel prize.

Anonymous said...

Politicians politician. Easy vote for those who dont want to really look at his record. Name recognition means alot in Dumb Republican politics.

Explains Cochran's re-election exactly.

Anonymous said...

I also won't vote for him because I get spam from his office.

Respect my email preferences and I'll consider it.

Anonymous said...

Delbert's a pompous ass.

Anonymous said...

Takes one to know one8:22am

Anonymous said...

@10:40am - no, it takes someone who knows him.

Anonymous said...

@9;01- Thanks J. Greg ; how much did you make off of that poll?

Anonymous said...

What the "honorable" Dilbert fails to tell you is that his office is a Special Fund agency. He bills for the services (filing fees, etc.) that he collects - spends what he wants - and then returns the excess to the State all the while pretending to claim that he is spending less.

Check the record. The cost of running the SOS office has done nothing but increase over these years. He continues to try to find ways to increase fees his office can charge to taxpayers. Generally, he only gets away with adding them to out-of-state folks, but that hurts all of us in the long run.

Gilbert only wants to be in charge of everything - because as we all know, he knows whats best for us all. This self-promoting presser is just like the ads he buys (by the way, charging the state for many of them as public relations for his office since he doesn't have to worry about a budget) - a way to try to make him look good.

Hope he runs for Czar! That's what he thinks he should be. And maybe it would require him to move to the Eurozone and get the hell out of here.

Anonymous said...

@8:33 pm - NAILED IT

Anonymous said...

Yeah, like Reeves didn't self-promote ad nauseum while Treasurer with taxpayer dinero.

Anonymous said...

1:08. Different issue. Reeves/Treasurer office is not a fee-funded agency. Its expenditures are funded by the legislature. The self promotion by Reeves - which did exist, I agree - was from the College Tuition plan which has built into it an advertising budget.

Not defending Reeves as Treasurer (or Fitch for that matter) or any of the other government agencies that 'advertise' - DPS, DOT, Human Services. They are all appropriated money and have to live within their budgets.

Gilbert is a Special Fund agency. He bills the folks that do business with his office (filing fees, annual reports,etc.) and then spends it like he wants to. Because he is billing enough to cover his office expenses, he now brags about "giving money back". Hell. It was state money already and he just couldn't figure out how to spend it all redecorating his offices; moving to new digs, promoting himself, etc.

Glad he gave it back. But wish the legislature had the balls to cut this crap of special fund agencies. Collect ALL the money; appropriate ALL the spending. And tell Delbert that he ought to focus on his job, not his promotion.

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