Alabama senator sets up GoFundMe account to solve state’s budget woes

Posted at 4:09 PM, Aug 10, 2015

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama State Senator Paul Sanford has come up with a way to make up for the $300 million budget shortfall: a GoFundMeaccount.

Here is the description of the fundraiser as written on the website:

The State of Alabama is experiencing tight financial times and needs your help. Legislators are debating possible financial solutions but are finding that Raising Taxes are not wanted by the citizens of Alabama. Rather than have the Government come after your hard earned money you can now send an amount that fits your budget, even request where your money be used.

You can determine what functions of Government are a priority to you.

At the time this article was written, 9 people had donated a total of $185.

Several people were quick to leave comments on the website.  Sen. Sanford has been responding:

I do appreciate the comments but please realize this was to prove a point that most people do not want to pay more taxes but are for taxes when the other guy is to be taxed. Also, even the few donations that have been received reflect our ability to budget State functions (earmarked for education a rate of 8 to 2 (education to other govt services). It is easy to get support for education but not so easy for he remaining rolls of Government.